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 – Open

Mammoth Lakes Basin Roads – Open

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

Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass) – Open

Hwy. 89 (Monitor Pass) – Open

Regional Transportation

Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS) with service to Yosemite National Park – Expected to begin service June 15

Reds Meadow Shuttle with service to Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls – Closed

Lakes Basin Trolley with service to the Mammoth Lakes Basin – Open

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

Summer Activities in Mammoth Lakes

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

Biking

Mammoth Bike Park – Open

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

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 opens on April 24. 

Boating, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Rentals are available throughout the summer. Learn more about where to rent boats, kayaks and paddle boards here.

Golf

Snowcreek Driving Range & Golf Course (9 holes) – Open

Sierra Star Golf Course (18 holes) – Open

Horseback Riding

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit (Mammoth Lakes Basin) – Closed

Camping

Some U.S. Forest Service campgrounds as well as privately run campgrounds in Mono County are open 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 Adventure Center – Open Friday–Sunday & Holidays, 10AM–5PM with limited activities (rock climbing wall, ropes course, and junior zip line). Opens daily for all activities on June 11.

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

Winter Activities in Mammoth Lakes

Skiing & Snowboarding

Mammoth Mountain lodges:

  • Main Lodge – Closed
  • Canyon Lodge – Closed
  • Eagle Lodge – Closed

June Mountain – Closed

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 – Open; conditions permitting

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.