California’s Great Beyond


Pass Through or Stay the Weekend in Walker

Walker is one of three small communities along Highway 395 and the "Wild and Scenic" West Walker River. Visitors enjoy some of the best trout fishinghunting and fall colors in the western United States. 

Food and Lodging


Stay in a classic American motor court or RV resort. Old time roadside burger stops and general stores feel as timeless as surrounding cottonwood groves. TopazColeville, and Walker, California each offer small-town amenities and friendly smiles in winter, spring, summer, and fall. Four places to stay in Walker are all roadside gems: Andruss Motel, Toiyabe Motel, West Walker Motel and Sierra Retreat Motel. 

Fishing on the West Walker River and Little Walker River

The West Walker (pictured above) carries brown, rainbow and Lahontan trout through its winding bends and rocky troughs. Fishing licences are required for casting a hook, which is permitted from various points off Highway 395

Ride horses with Little Antelope Pack Station

Located on Mill Creek Road, just outside of the town of Walker, Little Antelope Pack Station offers all inclusive pack trips, extended trips, spot trips and day trips for horseback riding enthusiasts. Travel by horseback into the Slinkard/Little Antelope Wildlife Area which is comprised of nearly 11,684 acres of gently sloping valley to deep canyons and rocky slopes.  Many streams and springs flow through lush meadows that are surrounded by pine and aspen woodlands.  This area is noted for excellent fishing and hunting.

ATV and UTV Rides

Stop into any Walker business to ask the locals where they like to ride, or plan your trip during the annual ATV Jamboree. Held every June, this event offers guided rides through some of California's most awesome and wild backcountry!

Hiking in Summer and Fall

The Eastern Sierra has been rated No. 2 for fall color viewing in the nation by and is one of's Best Fall Color Drives in America. Enjoy the drive or get out and hike on one of the area's many trails, such as Emma Lake Trail and Molybdenite Creek Trail. The best time of the year in Mono County for wildflower viewing is May and June; the best time of the year to see fall colors is late September and early October.

Walker: Helpful Links
Fishing license info
Fall Color Guide
Hunting Mule Deer with Mono Basin Outfitters

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