Fossil Falls

Fossil Falls is a designated archaeological site, seen from Highway 395, forty miles south of the town of Lone Pine in the Eastern Sierra. It is easy to imagine the oasis it once was for the local Native American tribe. Fossil Falls are preserved lava falls that were once shaped by melting glaciers and volcanic activity, later molded by water flow of the Owen’s River. Most recently erupted 10,000 years ago, Red Cinder Mountain is seen in the distance. Because of it’s geologic and anthropological significance, Fossil Falls is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. There is a small nature trail, picnic area, and campground.