Mammoth Lakes is an unparalleled natural wonderland. Situated at the edge of one of the earth’s largest volcanic calderas—second in North America only to Yellowstone—the landscape abounds with spectacular world-class geological features: granite domes, craters, fissures, lava tubes, symmetrical columns of basalt, saline lakes, outcroppings of white quartz and pure black obsidian, warm creeks and natural hot springs pools. The cracked and jagged ribs of the great Sierra Nevada run through it all; the highest range in the Continental U.S. and one of the youngest and most tectonically active mountain ranges on the planet. Sculpted by glaciers and rivers, the flanks of these mountains are now covered in ancient forests of fir and pine. In the high valleys and basins are icy blue lakes and streams populated by frogs and wild trout, and meadows teeming with wildflowers.
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The Monument features thousands of hexagonal basalt columns formed 100,000 years ago when lava flow slowed and then cooled and cracked. Accessibility: 1 mile (1.6 m) round-trip-hikeReds Meadow Scenic Shuttle, serving Devils Postpile National Monument, Reds Meadow and Rainbow Falls. This scenic...Learn More
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to some of the oldest continuously living organisms on earth. The oldest tree, Methuselah, is over 4,700 years old. Bristlecone thrive in the arid environment of the White Mountains near Mammoth Lakes at elevations between 10,000 feet (3,048 m) and 1...Learn More
Skytime Helicopter Tours offers scenic flights for historic tours, birthday parties, group flights, aerial photography and weddings, corporate retreats, anniversaries, educational tours, real estate tours or tailored to a whim any time. Servicing the Sierra year-round seven days a week. Flight...Learn More
Why not optimize your vacation by local to guide you! We will take you to the most pristine locations in our area and share interesting and entertaining history and facts. From a simple lake side walk, to a deep bloody history of one the world's most preserved ghost towns, we guarantee you wil...Learn More