Off-highway adventure in Mammoth Lakes is enough to rev up any self-respecting SUV, ATV and Motorcycle - or its owners. You can discover a California panorama beyond the imagination of those who stick to the asphalt. Hundreds of miles of unpaved roads are just waiting for you on the Inyo National Forest.
Backroad travel leads to a full menu of Sierra locations and this-must-be-the-movies scenery. There are high mountain lakes, shadowed canyons, giant boulders guarding ice-cold streams, dense forests of tall timber and austere, high-desert plateaus. Take the Owens River - Hot Creek Road, The Lookout Loop or the Deadman Creek Trail. There's something for everyone and roads for all levels from beginning to the most challenging. SUV's with four-wheel drive may be required for some roads. Know your vehicle's limits and use wise judgment when entering unfamiliar territory.
The Eastern Sierra Motor Touring Guide, available at the California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes offers tips and back road tour itineraries. The California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes also offers a free off-highway vehicle map.
If you don't want to go out on your own and want some camaraderi call The Eastern Sierra 4WD Club at 760-937-6663. They go out once a month and all are welcome to join them. Besides your 4WD, all you need to bring is lunch, water, camera and a sense of adventure.
Sierra Engine/Bishop Motosports - Offering all new rentals of ATVs, Side x Sides, Mountain Bikes and Snowmobiles. Maps, helmets and trailers (off road vehicles) included with every rental. Affordable packages to make your outdoor dream come true. Guided and unguided adventures available. If you need a rental and a guide call Bishop Motosports at 760-872-4717. There is also an office in Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Power Sports - in Mammoth Lakes offering ATVs and Ranger rentals. Call them at 760-924-3155.
Mammoth is famous for being in the center of over 4,000 miles of local dirt routes strewn out throughout the largest Jefferey Pine forest in the world. Trails are open weather permitting for green sticker, red sticker, and street legal (dual-sported) motor cycles. Ability levels for all, technical singletrack to wide open forest roads and one can expect all trail types: rocky, sandy, whooped, groomed, etc. Don't forget your camera and the views are tremendous.
Is Mammoth Lakes soon to become a dual-sport mecca? Come to town and see for yourself. Being centrally located in the eastern sierra Mammoth Lakes is a great jumping off point to several area destinations like Bodie State Park, Owens Valley, White Mountains, Hawthorne NV, Fish Lake Valley NV, Death Valley National Park not to mention the easier day trips connecting our various towns and communities. Free GPS tracks, info of being prepared, and lots of route info are available at the Mammoth Motorcycle Club's website.
For off roading trail information and maps, visit MammothTrails.org