Activity & Road Updates in Mammoth Lakes

Seasons are kind of a big deal in mountain towns. With the change of seasons comes the beginning of some activities and the end of others, and subsequently road closures or openings based on those activities. 

Here’s the latest on activity openings and road updates in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area. Please note, these dates could be subject to change and are weather dependent.

Mammoth Lakes Road & Transportation Updates

Road Closures

Hwy. 203 to Reds Meadow (Devils Postpile & Rainbow Falls) – Closed

Hwy. 203 to Minaret Vista – Closed

Mammoth Lakes Basin roads – Closed

Hwy. 120 (Tioga Pass) to Yosemite National Park – Closed

Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass) – Closed

Hwy. 89 (Monitor Pass) – Closed

Regional Transportation

NOTE: For more information about transportation related to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Safety for Transportation page.

Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS) with service to Yosemite National Park – Closed for the 2020 season

Reds Meadow Shuttle with service to Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls – Closed for the 2020 season

Lakes Basin Trolley with service to the Mammoth Lakes Basin – Closed for the 2020 season

For schedule information regarding Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) seasonal routes, visit the ESTA website.

Winter Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Snowboarding

Mammoth Mountain lodges:

  • Main Lodge – Expected to open November 14, conditions permitting
  • Canyon Lodge – Expected to open December 18, conditions permitting
  • Eagle Lodge – Expected to open December 18, conditions permitting

June Mountain – Expected to open December 18, conditions permitting

Mammoth Mountain backcountry skiing clinics and guided tours – Closed

For details on lift and trail openings, visit the Mammoth Mountain website or the June Mountain website.

Cross-Country & Nordic Skiing 

Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center (Mammoth Lakes Basin) – Closed

Snowmobiling

Mammoth Mountain guided snowmobiling – Closed

Snowmobiling is available on Mammoth Lakes trails throughout the winter, snowfall permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Ice Skating, Tubing & Sledding

Woolly’s Tube Park & Snow Play – Closed

Mammoth Ice Rink – Closed

Other Winter Activities

Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola rides – Closed

Mammoth Mountain snowcat tours – Closed

Snowshoeing is available on Mammoth Lakes trails throughout the winter, snowfall permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Summer Activities in Mammoth Lakes

NOTE: For more information about recreation and activities related to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Recreation and Activities FAQ page.

Biking

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – Closed for the 2020 season

Public bike trails are open to bikers year-round, weather permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions. Limited bike rentals are available this time.

Hiking

Trails are open to hikers year-round, weather permitting. Check the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website for current trail conditions.

Fishing

Fishing season in Mono County closes on November 15. 

Boating, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Rentals are closed for the season. Learn more about where to rent boats, kayaks and paddle boards here.

Golf

Snowcreek Golf Course – Open

Snowcreek Driving Range – Open

Sierra Star – Closed for the 2020 season

Horseback Riding

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit (Mammoth Lakes Basin) – Closed for the 2020 season

Camping

Most U.S. Forest Service campgrounds as well as privately run campgrounds in Mono County are closed for the season. The Mammoth Mountain RV Park is open year-round with limited services in the winter.

Other Summer Activities

Via Ferrata – Closed for the 2020 season

Mammoth Mega Zip – Closed

Mammoth Adventure Center – Closed for the 2020 season

Frosty’s Mini Golf at the Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa – Open