California’s Eastern Sierra


Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area

Epic snowmobiling and cross country skiing

Adventurous snow-seeks are welcome to explore the Bridgeport Winter Recreations Area, a 7,000-acre backcountry section of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Open to experience snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers, this snowy alpine playground offers challenging terrain and spectacular vistas. Access is located on the east side of Sonora Pass / SR 108 at the Caltrans (People's Gate), about 6 miles west of US 395, between the towns of Bridgeport and Walker.

Permits are free but mandatory and can be obtained through the Bridgeport Ranger District, just south of the town of Bridgeport on US 395, or at the People's Gate entrance to the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area. For more information please call 760-932-7070.

Before venturing into the backcountry, be sure to have the proper safety  equipment and understanding of hazards and snow and avalanche conditions. Contact the Bridgeport Avalanche Center for current conditions and advisories:, or call 760-932-5820.

Snowmobiling on Sonora Pass

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