"The well-preserved ghost town of Bodie, now a state park, attracts many visitors each year. Most visitors use the paved county road from Bridgeport. For those with a little more time and a high-clearance vehicle, there is an alternate route that passes Bodie at its midpoint. The trail leaves California 182 along Aurora Canyon Road, which is marked with a street sign. For the first 0.6 miles, the trail travels through private property and passes a few houses. It swings left in front of the Bridgeport Cemetery and continues past the final few houses before entering BLM land. Once on public land, the trail becomes a roughly graded, narrow dirt road and winds along a rocky, sagebrush-covered landscape to enter Aurora Canyon. The rough-walled canyon is not deep, but it is very pretty. Special Attractions: Extensive remains of Bodie ghost town; Travertine Hot Springs; Scenic Aurora and Cottonwood Canyons; Views of Mono Lake, Paoha Island, and Negit Island. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."