Basin and Range – Owens Valley
Diaz Lake was formed by the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake. The land dropped slightly here creating a depression that filled with water. US 395 is an expressway here with the southbound lanes comprising the original lanes of the highway. Until early 2000, the highway narrowed to two lanes at this point heading northbound. SR-190 ended here until the 1960’s when it was moved to the south side of Owens Lake.
Go East on US 6 / North US 395 to Bishop
Go West on US 6 / South US 395 to Mojave
Return to US 6 Introduction