Bishop, California. Bishop is a small town located in California's famous Eastern Sierra. Bishop is 45 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Mammoth Mountain has world-class skiing and mountain biking (bike park). This area is known for the Sierra Nevada mountains where climbing, skiing, hiking, fishing, sight seeing is unrivaled. Yosemite National Park is a 1.5 hour drive. Mono Lake is a 1 hour drive. Death Valley is a 2.5 hour drive. World-Class Sierra Nevada backpacking is a 20 minute drive.