US 6 / US 395 – Little Lake

Basin and Range – Rose Valley

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El. 3140′

Expressway bypass of Little Lake. The old Little Lake Motel is visible on the left. It burned many years ago.
Expressway bypass of Little Lake. The old Little Lake Hotel is visible on the left. It burned many years ago.
Old alignment through Little Lake.
Old alignment through Little Lake.
South of Little Lake.
South of Little Lake.
Old advertisement for Olancha on the basalt outcropping to the west of old US 6.
Old advertisement for Olancha on the basalt outcropping to the west of old US 6.
Early "graffiti" along US 6.
Early “graffiti” along US 6.

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.

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Go West on US 6 / South US 395 to Mojave

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