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Mammoth Lakes California Things To Do

With so many amazing things to do in Mammoth Lakes, California,the toughest decision is what to tackle first! Cherished for its clear alpine lakes, stunning wilderness and snow-capped ski mountains, the Mammoth Lakes area is also home to many incredible attractions such as natural hot springs, historic ghost towns, and natural treasures including Yosemite National Park. Whether you crave a winter playground at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area or a summer hike through Rainbow Falls, the Mammoth Lakes area is a beautiful and captivating destination for family fun or an amazing outdoor adventure.

Mammoth Lakes Winter Adventures
» Skiing in Mammoth Lakes -Mammoth Lakes is home to one the top ski resorts in North America - Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Mammoth Mountain features 150 trails serviced by 29 chairlifts, ski and snowboard lesson programs, terrain parks, and three full-service lodges. June Mountain, located about 30 minutes from Mammoth Lakes, is Mammoth Mountain's sister resort with groomed trails for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. 1849 Condos is located just across from Canyon Lodge, making access to ski trails easy and convenient. Visit www.junemountain.com.

» Mammoth Snowmobiling Adventures -Snowmobiling through untracked powder, vast meadows, and wooded forests is a thrilling adventure in Mammoth Lakes. Whether you bring your own snowmobile, rent one, or participate in a guided tour, snowmobiling is an exciting adventure for the whole family. The Mammoth Lakes area offers 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 75,000 acres of open spaces for thrill seekers. Backcountry snowmobile trails are marked by orange signs. Always snowmobile with a partner. A number of snowmobile outfitters are located in Mammoth Lakes near 1849 Condos. Visit www.visitmammoth.com

» Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing -The Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System is a public trail system that features groomed trails for cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing for beginners to advanced. Admire the awe-inspiring Eastern Sierra scenery at your own pace. Full-moon cross-country ski and snowshoe tours are popular events, and can be enjoyed with an organized tour or on your own. Visit www.mammothnordic.com.

» Dog Sledding -Explore the Eastern Sierra backcountry behind a team of huskies and malamutes on a dog sledding tour through Mammoth Lakes. Learn the secret language of mushing as the team winds through a wonderland of snow covered forests and meadows. Dog sledding is fun winter activity for the whole family. Visit www.mammothdogteams.com

» Other Winter Activities -Mammoth Lakes offers a variety of quieter winter pursuits, such as photography and snow parks for kids, ice skating and miniature golf. Families can enjoy tubing and building snowmen at nearby snow parks. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.


Summer Activities in Mammoth Lakes
-Exciting activities and things to do in Mammoth Lakes are endless during the beautiful summer. Surrounded by national forests, towering mountains, alpine lakes, hiking trails, and golf courses, Mammoth Lakes offers everything from hiking and mountain biking, to fly fishing, golf, mountaineering, kayaking, sightseeing and scenic photography. After a day of adventure and sunshine, relax and enjoy the scenery and fresh mountain air of Mammoth Lakes from the comfort of your spacious condo.

» Hiking -Discover untouched meadows, crystalline alpine lakes, dense forests, and towering mountain peaks when you hike in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra. The John Muir Wilderness Areas, Devils Postpile National Monument, and Inyo Craters are all within minutes of your mountain vacation rental. adventure-package Less than an hour north, Yosemite National Park and Tuolumne Meadows are legendary hiking destinations. Early summer is an exceptional time to hike Yosemite National Park and see amazing waterfalls. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.


» Mountain Biking -The Inyo National Forest offers an extensive network of mountain biking trails ranging from OHV roads to single track. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area offers chairllft-accessed mountain biking, featuring more than 100 miles (160 k) of single track trails including the Kamikaze bike park trail. Expert riders will find thrilling challenges in the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. Free mountain biking trail maps of the Mammoth Lakes area are available at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Ranger Station as well as our lobby. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.

» Fly Fishing -A time honored sport in Mammoth Lakes, fly fishing is top-ranked in the Owens Valley. Throw out your lines in high-altitude lakes, rivers, and streams for trophy-sized Alpers trout that are stocked in many local lakes. Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, and the Mammoth Lakes Basin offer anglers endless opportunities for big catch. A fishing license is required in the Mammoth area for all anglers age 16 or older and may be purchased locally. If you have a competitive spirit, the Mammoth Lakes area offers numerous fishing derbies throughout the summer. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.

» Golf -Take a swing at high-altitude golf in Mammoth Lakes. The stunning 18-hole, par-71 Sierra Star Golf Course offers a challenging layout at 8,000-feet high in the mountains. The highest golf course in the country, Sierra Star is one of the toughest high altitude golf courses with snow-capped peaks in every direction, mountain streams, lush wildflowers, fairways lined with Jeffrey pines and towering red firs. The 9-hole, par-35 Snowcreek Golf Course is a beautiful course for recreational golfers short on time. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.

» More Summer Activities -Mammoth Lakes also offers scores of other exciting things to do. Horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, birding, and water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding and boating are just a few summer sports you can enjoy in the Mammoth Lakes Area.


Mammoth Lakes, California Attractions
» Devils Postpile National Monument -Discover the majesty and beauty of Devils Postpile National Monument, renowned among geologists as a rare rock formation of columnar basalt. The towers stretch 60 feet high and are distinguished by unusual symmetry. Devils Postpile National Monument and Red's Meadow lie just over the shoulder of Mammoth Mountain in the San Joaquin River Valley. The monument is open during the summer and shuttles are available at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Visit http://www.nps.gov/depo/.

» Rainbow Falls -Rainbow Falls is a towering waterfall located 2.5 miles (4 k) from Devils Postpile National Monument ranger station. Named for the rainbows of lights created by the fall's mist, Rainbow Falls is the tallest waterfall situated on the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. Rainbow Falls measures 101 feet tall. You can access Rainbow Falls via the Rainbow Falls Trailhead. Visit http://www.nps.gov/depo/planyourvisit/nearbyattractions.htm.

» Fly Fishing -A time honored sport in Mammoth Lakes, fly fishing is top-ranked in the Owens Valley. Throw out your lines in high-altitude lakes, rivers, and streams for trophy-sized Alpers trout that are stocked in many local lakes. Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, and the Mammoth Lakes Basin offer anglers endless opportunities for big catch. A fishing license is required in the Mammoth area for all anglers age 16 or older and may be purchased locally. If you have a competitive spirit, the Mammoth Lakes area offers numerous fishing derbies throughout the summer. Visit www.visitmammoth.com.

» Twin Lakes (Mammoth Lakes Basin) -Situated at 8,540 feet (2603 m), Twin Lakes is a remarkable alpine lake located near the town of Mammoth Lakes. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking are favorite activities at Twin Lakes. The first in a series of small lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, the lake is fed in part by the spectacular 300-foot Twin Falls waterfall. Visit http://www.cityconcierge.com/mammoth-lakes/summer/lakes-basin.asp.

» Owens River (15 minutes) -The Owens River is a favorite spot for fly fishermen for its abundant trout and technical fishing. The river is divided into three main sections: upper, middle and lower. The Upper Owens River is most easily accessible from Mammoth Lakes. Anglers should note that much of the Owens River is private. Check with local outfitters for public fishing areas. Visit http://www.troutsource.com/RiversFolder/Owens.htm.

» Convict Lake (20 minutes) -Surrounded by towering granite peaks, the alpine lake features hiking trails, horseback riding and a marina with motor boat, pontoon and canoe rentals. Convict Lake is also an anglers' dream. The California Department of Fish and Game stocks Convict Lake throughout the fishing season with rainbow and brown trout. Six times a year, Convict Lake is stocked with prized Alpers rainbow trout. Enjoy some Alpers trout at the popular Convict Lake Restaurant. Visit www.convictlake.com.

» Natural Hot Springs (20 minutes) -Natural hot springs are a unique attraction in the Eastern Sierra. These natural pools are open to the public for relaxation. An afternoon soak in the hot springs offers a memorable experience, and showcases the area's beautiful scenery. Soak with caution as natural hot springs can be scalding. Visit http://www.gonomad.com/destinations/0409/hot_springs_of_the_sierras.html.

» Mono Lake (40 minutes) -Birding is the major attraction at Mono Lake near Mammoth Lakes. Dedicated as an International Shorebird Reserve, Mono Lake is home to nearly 100 species of migratory birds. Mono Lake islands are closed from April to August to protect nesting birds. Boating on Mono Lake is a fun way to observe birds in their natural habitat. Highly alkaline, Mono Lake does not contain any fish. Visit www.monolake.org.

» Yosemite National Park (45 minutes to Eastern Gate, 2 hours to Valley floor) -Located less than an hour from Mammoth Lakes, a day trip to Yosemite National Park is a must. Explore famous awe-inspiring wonders such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Trek dozens of hiking trails accessible from Yosemite Valley, or enjoy leisurely strolls through Curry Village, browse the Ansel Adams Gallery, participate in ranger-led tours, or enjoy a bike ride along the paved paths winding through the valley floor. There is a Mammoth to Yosemite shuttle available. Visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/.

» Bodie State Historic Park (2 hours) -Walk the streets of an authentic Gold Rush-era ghost town in Bodie, California. At its prime, Bodie was a thriving home to 10,000 residents. Today, the town is a skeleton of buildings frozen in time that tell the stories of miners' dreams, their success and failures. Bodie is open year-round, however, roads are primitive and winter driving conditions warrant only over-snow vehicles such as snowmobiles. There are no services in Bodie aside from public restrooms. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=509.


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