Chalfant is an unincorporated, rural community in Mono County located about 14 miles north of Bishop on U.S. Highway 6 at an elevation of 4,258 feet.

The population was 651 at the most recent U.S. Census.

Chalfant is a primarily residential community, surrounded by the agricultural and ranch lands of the Chalfant Valley.

Chalfant boasts many equestrian properties, and is beloved by its residents for its wide open landscape and less regulated lifestyle, the preponderance of sunny days, the views of the White Mountains towering above it and the views across the Owens Valley to the Sierra crest to the west.

The valley is famous for its high-protein alfalfa feed crop and other crops like garlic and carrots, which thrive in irrigated fields in the cool winters and hot summers.

Most residents of Chalfant commute to Bishop for work and school.

The community has experienced moderate growth over the past decade, due to its lower cost of living, its close proximity to Bishop and its wide-open rural nature.

Hammil Valley

Hammil Valley is an unincorporated community in Mono County It is located a few minutes north of Chalfant on U.S. Highway 6 at an elevation of 4593 feet.

Most of the residents of Hammil Valley also work or go to school in Bishop.

Hammil Valley is a loosely organized community with only a few dozen residents who, like their Chalfant residents nearby, prize the area’s wuiet rural nature, spectacular views and low cost of living. is known for its large ranches, agricultural fields and equestrian properties.

Symons Ambulance
214 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-8904

Chalfant Valley Fire Department
215 Valley Road
Chalfant Valley, CA 93514
(760) 873-5402

Northern Inyo Hospital
150 Pioneer Lane
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-5811

Edna Beaman Elementary School
25541 U.S. Highway 6
Benton, CA 93512

Bishop Elementary School
800 W Elm Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-1278

Home Street Middle School
201 Home Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-1381

Bishop Union High School
301 North Fowler Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-4275

Southern California Edison
(800) 655-4555

Verizon: (800) 922-0204,
AT&T: (800) 331-0500,
Frontier Communications: 800-921-8101,

Chalfant – Race Communications: (877-722-3833,
Hammil – (760) 873-4377,

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority/ESTA
703 Airport Rd
Bishop, CA 93515
(760) 872-1901 or (800) 922-1930

The CREST Bus runs several days a week between Reno, Nevada and Lancaster, California along U.S. Highway 395. The bus can make stops in all communities along this route.

Benton Mono County Library
25553 U.S. Highway 6
Benton, CA 93512
(760) 933-2542

Community Center
Chalfant Community Center
123 Valley Road
Chalfant, California 93514
(760) 873-6200