Mammoth Lakes is a great destination

Located in east-central California is the Mammoth Lakes area. Not far from Yosemite National Park, you will find this amazing ski resort area that is known worldwide. There are other cool places to visit around Mammoth Lakes, too, including Devils Postpile National Monument, Rock Creek Canyon, Crowley Lake, June Lake, Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park, and others. With so many things to do in and around Mammoth Lakes you will have a vacation of a lifetime!
Some of the things you can enjoy in the Mammoth Lakes are includes skiing and snow sports during the winter months. During the spring months, there are many things to do as well. These include kayaking, boating, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, climbing, fishing, swimming, golfing, tennis, and even hot air balloon rides! You may also enjoy things like shopping, museums, movies, art galleries, and live music.
It does not matter if you are a summer or winter person because there are so many different activities in the Mammoth Lakes area that there is something for everyone. Just choose your favorite time of year and make your reservations early.
You will see what a special place Mammoth Lakes holds in history as well as geography. Mammoth Lakes is located in Mono County along the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is only a little more than 300 miles from Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is only a little more than 150 miles from Reno, Nevada.
You can get to Mammoth Lakes from US Highway 395 from the north as well as the south. If you are traveling from the east or west then you can access Mammoth Lakes from Interstate 80 and Highway 50. If you are traveling during the summer then you can use State Highway 120 and 108. Go ahead and make plans this summer or winter to visit Mammoth Lakes and indulge your sense of adventure.

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Winter Activities at Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Riding The recipe for the vacation of a lifetime? Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels. Add 400″+ of annual snowfall. Baste with 300+ days of California sun. Enjoy. Serves an army of fun hogs. Cross Country Skiing Want an unforgettable winter experience?  Escape to the serene, tree-lined trails of Mammoth’s scenic Lakes Basin and enjoy 19 miles of freshly groomed skating, classic and snowshoe trails for all abilities. In the tranquility of the backcountry, only the sound of winter birds… read more

Books and Maps

This page lists some books and maps that may be useful to visitors to the Mammoth Lakes area. You can use this page to order them, or you can order some or all of them from the nonprofit Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association by calling 760.924.5500. Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia,  Kings Canyon & Death Valley, by David T. Page (Countryman Press, 2011, ISBN 1581571402) Moon Spotlight Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking, by Stephani Stienstra, Ann Marie… read more

Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

Mammoth Lakes has some superior restaurants, take-outs, and fine dining options for any palate and budget. This article looks at some of the highly recommended Mammoth Lakes dining options.
• The Restaurant at Convict Lake serves Continental cuisine and great for special occasions and dining options are Dinners and good for Late night. It is located at 2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes.
• Toomey’s with its American cuisine is located at 6085 minaret road, Mammoth Lakes.
• Petras Wine bar and Bistro is great for special occasions, business meetings and romance and dining options are dinners. They are located at 6080 Minaret road, Alpenhof Lodge, Mammoth lakes.
• The Lakefront restaurant serves American cuisine and good for dinners and late nights. They are located at Twin Lakes road, Lake Mary rd. Mammoth lakes.
• Roberto’s Mexican café at 271 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth lakes serves Mexican cuisine and great for lunches and dinners. It is a great budget restaurant and children are welcome.
• Mogul Restaurant serves excellent fish and steaks and only takes reservations. They are located at 1528 Tavern road, off old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth lakes.
• Slocums Grill & Bar is a magical American Bar scene Restaurant and great for dinners and late night. This restaurant is very well priced and good for those on a budget and located at 3221 main St, mammoth lakes.
• Breakfast Club serves American cuisine and great for breakfasts, lunches and early dinners. They are located at 2987 Main st, Mammoth Lakes.
• The Pita Pit serves Mediterranean cuisine and well priced. They are located at 6201 Minaret RD, Suite 149, Mammoth Lakes.
• Whitebark Restaurant, Bar & lounge serves Contemporary cuisine and dining options include, breakfast, brunch and great for late night. They are located at 50 Hillside drive, Westin Hotel, Mammoth Lakes.
• CJ’s grill serves American cuisine and great for budget conscious people. They are located at 343 Old Mammoth rd, Mammoth Lakes.
• Giovanni’s with its Italian cuisine is great for families with children and large groups. Their dining options include lunches and dinners as well as delivery. This well priced restaurant is located at Old Mammoth Rd & Meridian, Vons Center, Mammoth Lakes.

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Winter Activities at Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Riding The recipe for the vacation of a lifetime? Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels. Add 400″+ of annual snowfall. Baste with 300+ days of California sun. Enjoy. Serves an army of fun hogs. Cross Country Skiing Want an unforgettable winter experience?  Escape to the serene, tree-lined trails of Mammoth’s scenic Lakes Basin and enjoy 19 miles of freshly groomed skating, classic and snowshoe trails for all abilities. In the tranquility of the backcountry, only the sound of winter birds… read more

Books and Maps

This page lists some books and maps that may be useful to visitors to the Mammoth Lakes area. You can use this page to order them, or you can order some or all of them from the nonprofit Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association by calling 760.924.5500. Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia,  Kings Canyon & Death Valley, by David T. Page (Countryman Press, 2011, ISBN 1581571402) Moon Spotlight Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking, by Stephani Stienstra, Ann Marie… read more

Mammoth Lakes Attractions

Mammoth Lakes offer many popular attractions, activities, shopping, resorts and more for tourists and locals. Listed here are a few of the many recommended attractions in Mammoth Lakes:
• Mammoth Mountain with its majestic beauty is great for snowboarding, skiing as well as fishing
• Convict Lake is great for fishing of rainbow trout with amazing views of clear, blue water against the backdrop of the magnificent mountain. Great hiking trails as well as easy drives around the lake.
• Devil’s Postpile National Monument is a comfortable hike with fascinating rock formation and a magnificent lava lake and beautiful views across river meadows and the valley.
• Lake Mary is great for fishing and picnicking by the water and even wild brown bears may surprise you with a visit to drink water. A beautiful and peaceful place apart form the fact that it is crawling with anglers during the fishing season.
• Obsidian Dome is near June Lakes in Mono Country and highly recommended as outstanding geologic formations that is too awesome to describe. It is a natural dome created from lava that solidified into black glass.
• Edison theatre is the Mammoth Lakes Repertory theatre and quality productions entertain visitors all year round in a magnificent setting and atmosphere.
• Hot Creek fish Hatchery is the entry point for millions of trout eggs and one of California’s main fishing hatcheries with great scenery and especially kids enjoy this adventure of seeing the different stages of fish growth and development.
• Crowley Lake is a man-made lake stocked with different types of trout and a prime fishing spot.
• Kamikaze is a hard downhill mountain bike trail in the mammoth lake Bike Park, which is described as difficult and not for the faint-hearted.
• Mammoth crest trail is one of the favorite hikes in mammoth lakes and approximately 9 miles. Great vistas of the High Sierra are visible from the top with magnificent scenery along the way.

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Winter Activities at Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Riding The recipe for the vacation of a lifetime? Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels. Add 400″+ of annual snowfall. Baste with 300+ days of California sun. Enjoy. Serves an army of fun hogs. Cross Country Skiing Want an unforgettable winter experience?  Escape to the serene, tree-lined trails of Mammoth’s scenic Lakes Basin and enjoy 19 miles of freshly groomed skating, classic and snowshoe trails for all abilities. In the tranquility of the backcountry, only the sound of winter birds… read more

Books and Maps

This page lists some books and maps that may be useful to visitors to the Mammoth Lakes area. You can use this page to order them, or you can order some or all of them from the nonprofit Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association by calling 760.924.5500. Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia,  Kings Canyon & Death Valley, by David T. Page (Countryman Press, 2011, ISBN 1581571402) Moon Spotlight Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking, by Stephani Stienstra, Ann Marie… read more

Mammoth Lakes Accommodation

Mammoth Lakes are extremely popular tourist destinations, thus the reason for the abundance of accommodation available. This article takes a look at some of the top spots to stay during a visit to Mammoth Lakes.
Westin Monache Resort Mammoth is a luxurious hotel in a mountain town and the most amazing views makes for a great experience.
Alpenhof Lodge is only a two star accommodation in Mammoth Lakes, but rated very highly by all for its great location, great food and excellent service.
Mammoth Creek Inn is a quaint setting in a high priced resort with magnificent views if you are lucky to find a front-facing room with the natural forest in front.
The Village Lodge is in a quiet area with spectacular views of the Lake and awesome service and great food.
Best western Plus High Sierra hotel is perfectly situated, great service, divine food and highly recommended by all.
The Sierra Nevada Resort with the most awesome interior, great location, service and super food. Great rates make it a popular choice for repeat visitors to Mammoth Lakes.
Juniper Springs resort is an excellent choice for skiers as the ideal location. Beautiful hotel with great food and service.
Sierra Lodge is very budget friendly, clean, good service and good food. Great for families and location is good.
Mammoth Mountain Inn is quite expensive, but for the service, rooms and food it is worth every penny. Not only is it rated as one of the hotels with the best locations, but also awesome for skiers. Truly a magnificent location and spectacular views from all the rooms.
Silver Bear Condos are highly recommended for great service and great spacious condos with all utilities and amenities. It is nicely located within walking distance to town and budget friendly.
Pine Cliff Resort is located in a friendly neighborhood, pet-friendly and great cabins with all amenities and utilities necessary. Excellent value for money and longer stays.

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Winter Activities at Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Riding The recipe for the vacation of a lifetime? Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels. Add 400″+ of annual snowfall. Baste with 300+ days of California sun. Enjoy. Serves an army of fun hogs. Cross Country Skiing Want an unforgettable winter experience?  Escape to the serene, tree-lined trails of Mammoth’s scenic Lakes Basin and enjoy 19 miles of freshly groomed skating, classic and snowshoe trails for all abilities. In the tranquility of the backcountry, only the sound of winter birds… read more

Books and Maps

This page lists some books and maps that may be useful to visitors to the Mammoth Lakes area. You can use this page to order them, or you can order some or all of them from the nonprofit Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association by calling 760.924.5500. Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia,  Kings Canyon & Death Valley, by David T. Page (Countryman Press, 2011, ISBN 1581571402) Moon Spotlight Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking, by Stephani Stienstra, Ann Marie… read more

Mammoth Lakes Adventure Trails

Mammoth Lakes have some of the most amazing walking tours for adventure seeker. Some of the top and highly recommended tours include the following:
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve – It is a very easy walking trail with a length of only one mile which you can do in less than one hour. You will experience unique sights of Mono Lake which are incredibly picturesque and breath-taking. Points of interest during this trail are the South Tufa Grove Trailhead, South Tufa Grove, Tufa Grove Junction, Navy Beach and Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Centre.
The Thousand Island Lake – is regarded as a very strenuous 27 miles walking trail with some hiking involved. The duration of the walk is up to 4 days long and only experienced back packer are recommended to take this hike. Hikers will travel through the Ansel Adams Wilderness and along Pacific Crest towards Thousand Island Lake and the day hikes from there is focused around Banner Peak. Panoramic views are in abundance in the trail with views of Lake Catherine, Thousand Island Lake and Garnet Lake.
Laurel Lakes 4×4 Trail – is a family friendly trail with moderate difficulty and duration of 3 hours and a distance of 4.5 miles. Breathtaking scenery is guaranteed with this trail and hikers will climb up towards crystal-clear and secluded mountain lakes and fishing there for golden and brown trout. This trail is open to ATV’s, hikers, bikers and dirt bikes and recommended as one of the ultimate experiences of Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Mountain – Twin Lakes Trail – this trail has a distance of 5.7 miles and is a one day trail and reviewed to be quite strenuous. The trail’s starting point is at the Twin Lakes camping grounds with great view points, including seven Lakes view point and past the bottomless pit.

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Winter Activities at Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Riding The recipe for the vacation of a lifetime? Take 3,500 acres of terrain for all ability levels. Add 400″+ of annual snowfall. Baste with 300+ days of California sun. Enjoy. Serves an army of fun hogs. Cross Country Skiing Want an unforgettable winter experience?  Escape to the serene, tree-lined trails of Mammoth’s scenic Lakes Basin and enjoy 19 miles of freshly groomed skating, classic and snowshoe trails for all abilities. In the tranquility of the backcountry, only the sound of winter birds… read more

Books and Maps

This page lists some books and maps that may be useful to visitors to the Mammoth Lakes area. You can use this page to order them, or you can order some or all of them from the nonprofit Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association by calling 760.924.5500. Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada: Includes Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia,  Kings Canyon & Death Valley, by David T. Page (Countryman Press, 2011, ISBN 1581571402) Moon Spotlight Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Camping and Hiking, by Stephani Stienstra, Ann Marie… read more
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