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Bridgeport Area

Travel Information

Bridgeport is located in the Northern High Sierra Nevada near the fantastic Sawtooth Range. The Sawtooths are home to our summer and winter Sierra mountaineering program. While attending one of our Sierra mountaineering courses or ski touring courses Bridgeport is the closest town. Below are travel directions to Bridgeport and some useful area information while visiting the area.

Travel Directions To Bridgeport

Orange County, San Bernardino and San Diego:
Take I-15 north over the Cajon Pass toward Victorville. Then take Hwy 395 through Ridgecrest, north to Bishop and on to Bridgeport.
Los Angeles:
Take I-5 north to State Route 14 which will take you through Mojave and intersect with Hwy 395 . Head north to Bishop and on to Bridgeport.
Las Vegas:
Take Hwy 95 north to Hwy 266 west; turn slight left to State Route 168 to Hwy 395. Go north at Hwy 395.
San Francisco & Sacramento:
You have several options and all involve crossing the Sierra. You take Hwy 50 to 89, south to 88 and south to Hwy 395 in Minden. You can cross the Sierra on Hwy 88 off Hwy 99 through Jackson, past Kirkwood over the Carson Pass and on to Minden and Hwy 395. Then it's South on Hwy 395
Reno (the closest major airport)
Very easy. Go South on Hwy 395 for 2 hours.

Map of Bridgeport

Recommended lodging in the Area

Ruby Inn
AAA 2-star rated. Modern rooms. Complimentary breakfast and outdoor jacuzzi tub. (Year round).
333 Main Street, Bridgeport, California, 93517, US
Phone: 760-932-7241

Bridgeport Inn
Historic hotel built in 1877 in downtown Bridgeport. Hotel rooms include antique beds and private bathrooms. Fine dining restaurant on premises. (Year round).
Main Street, Bridgeport, California, 93517
Phone: (760) 932-7380

Murpheys Motel
About 20 minutes south in the town of Lee Vining, this relaxed motel is quite a bit less expensive than what is found in Bridgeport. (Year round).
Hwy 395, Lee Vining, California
Phone: 800 334-6316

Camping around Bridgeport (Summer)

Mono Village Camping Resort
A camping resort located right at the trailhead for our Sawtooth courses on the shores of Upper Twin Lake. Many sights available in the woods and along the creek. A little crowded. (Apr-Oct)
P.O. Box 455
Bridgeport, California 93517
ph. 760.932.7071 fax 760.932.7468

Robinson Creek Campground (USFS)
One of many US Forest service campgrounds near twin lakes, minutes from the trailhead. (Apr-Oct)

Paha Campground (USFS)
Another option along the road to the Twin Lakes Trailhead. (Apr-Oct)


Hays Street Cafe
A great breakfast mostly year-round. At the South end of town.


Busters Market & Deli (closed in winter)
A small supermarket with just about everything you'll need. Located on the North end of town right off Hwy 395.

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