Basin and Range – Rose Valley
The small “town” of Little Lake is now mostly abandoned but used to be a stop along old US 6. In 1966, the town was bypassed by one of the first segments of expressway along US 6/395. The lake rests in the ancient bed of the glacial Owens River. Just north of here are a few interesting geological features. Fossil Falls, a set of now dry falls along the ancestral Owens River, are partially visible from the highway. There is also a volcanic cinder cone, known as Red Hill, which is also visible. The current US 395 expressway passes through part of the cone along the northbound lanes.
Go East on US 6 / North US 395 to Bishop
Go West on US 6 / South US 395 to Mojave
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