Bureau of Land Management, California.
The diverse wild lands of the Granite Mountain Wilderness offer excellent opportunities for day hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. A climb up the nearly 9000 foot Granite Mountain or Horse Peak yields one of the most amazing views in the whole Eastern Sierra: a complete 360 degree vista encompassing the Sierran scarp, the volcanic Mono Craters and Glass Mountain, the rugged White Mountains, Adobe Valley, the Excelsior Range in Nevada, the Bodie Hills, and Mono Lake.
Take Hwy 120 East from Hwy. 395 Travel appx. 20 miles on paved road. Dirt 4wd touring routes will take off to the north for access to the southern sections of the wilderness area. To access the northern part of the wilderness area, take Hwy 395 to Hwy 167 and head east for appx. 17 miles on paved road. Dirt 4wd touring and technical roads lead south to the wilderness area. Road conditions are subject to change, and dirt roads are not routinely maintained.