Mammoth Lakes Things to Do

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  • 1. Thousand Island Lake

    The trail ends at the shimmering blue lake, which, from the outlet, doesn't seem to merit its name (very few islands are visible). The scene is absolutely amazing, with Banner Peak, Mt. Ritter, the...

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  • 2. Hot Creek

    Although Tom Harrison Maps marks the road to Hot Creek Geothermal Area as a 4WD road, it is actually easily accessible to most vehicles. Hot Creek Geothermal Area is one of the most amazing examples...

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  • 3. Devil's Postpile

    In the summer, you take the bus shuttle from Mammoth Mountain Inn to Devil Post Pile Monument. It's a short hike to this unusual natural formation, about 3 miles r/t. Easy hike. Continue onwards after...

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  • 4. Mono Lake

    Mono Lake, a saline Great Basin lake of some unbelievable beauty, is only about a 50 minute drive from Mammoth Lakes. It is undoubtedly a highlight for anyone visiting the US 395/Eastern Sierra...

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  • 5. High Trail

    The scenery only gets better. The trail continues on the open slopes of Two Teats and San Joaquin Mountain, mostly level, passing multiple cascading streams, and fields of beautiful Indian Paintbrush...

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  • 6. Bodie State Historical Park

    Visit Bodie - an unforgettable ghost town. Bodie is a deserted cowboy town, in the middle of nowhere - I didn't think that it would be so interesting - but turned out to be really...

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  • 7. Rainbow Falls

    Rainbow Falls is a short hike from the Rainbow Falls stop on the Mammoth Shuttle or a longer 5 mile hike from the Devils Postpile stop on the Mammoth Shuttle. Since we never take the easy route, we...

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  • 8. Yosemite National Park

    We used Mammoth lake to stop the night before driving through Yosemite Park in direction to San Francisco. I know one day is not enough but you can minimum visit some of the most important places of...

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  • 9. Mamouth Lake

    At the entrance of Mamouth Lake at the visitors centre, we were suggested to stop and do this loop before going to Mono Lake, and I really recommend it! While driving along the 395 Highway take the...

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  • 10. River Trail

    From Thousand Island Lake, you can retrace your steps a mile back to the junction of the Thousand Island Lake, River, and High Trails. This time take the River Trail, which immediately starts heading...

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  • 11. Agnew Meadows

    Agnew Meadows is within the day-use Red Meadows/Devils Postpile fee area. While there are few attractions at the meadow itself, it is one of the best trailheads in the Sierra Nevada. Past the Minaret...

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  • 12. Views surrounding Mammoth

    Mammoth is graced by fantastic views: on one side is the impressive Sierra Nevada mountain chain, and the other is Owns valley beyond which are the White...

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  • 13. Minaret Peaks

    These thin long peaks were appropriately named Minaret Peaks because they vaguely resemble the minarets of mosques. (Extremist members of the Tea Party would...

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  • 14. Experts only!

    There is some very challenging skiing at Mammoth, particularly from the highest peak, accessible by the Gondola. The second attached photo shows Climax run, one...

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  • 15. Ski, of course...

    One of the largest ski resorts in the US, Mammoth offers excellent skiing. The resort has 3,500 acres (14 km2), 150 trails, 29 lifts, and a vertical drop of 945...

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  • 16. The Village

    The liveliest part of town, the Village at Mammoth is a complex that has everything. Shops, restaurants, bars, hotel, ski rentals and a gondola to take you to...

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  • 17. Mammoth Mountain

    Soaring to an altitude of 3,370 metres (11,053 ft), Mammoth Mountain is the highest peak in the skiable area of Mammoth. It is the mountain that gave the resort...

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  • 18. Ski and Ride

    Mammoth is one of the top ski resorts in the country. The top of the mountain is at 11,053 feet elevation. If you are lucky to be there on a day that the entire...

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  • 19. Apres Ski

    A good choice is to hit up the bar at the Mill. It's a great spot especially in the spring with beach chairs and views of the Cornice. If you're done riding or...

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  • 20. Little Lakes Valley

    I debated for a while whether to put information on this area on this page or my Bishop page; this is just a brief description of the area, more can (or will...

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  • 21. Olaine Lake

    Past the Shadow Lake Junction, the River Trail (heading southeast) soon reaches Olaine Lake. This is essentially a small, shallow, tree-lined, mosquito-infested...

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  • 22. Badger Lakes

    Badger Lakes are a group of small lakes almost 7 miles from the Agnews Meadow Trailhead. They're pretty and mosquito-infested, but lack a mountain backdrop....

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  • 23. Lake Crowley

    Lake Crowley is a massive reservoir on the Owens River about 15 miles east of Mammoth. Backed by the volcanic Glass Mountains in a desert landscape, the lake...

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  • 24. TJ Lake

    If you take the hike to Barrett Lake, there's no reason not to continue on to TJ Lake. TJ Lake is much more beautiful, and an easy, 3-minute hike from Barrett...

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  • 25. Barrett Lake

    A short hike from Lake George is the pretty Barrett Lake. The lake is a short but steep 1/4-mile from Lake George; from the lakeside trail at Lake George, climb...

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