Win $500 By Exploring Winter Trails with the Mammoth Challenge

Mammoth Lakes is so much more than the classic (but sometimes busy) places you’ve seen on Instagram. That’s why Visit Mammoth is challenging you to get off-the-beaten-path this winter with the Mammoth Trail Challenge: Winter 100. We’ve compiled 100 miles of lesser-known trails to help you get outside the busy areas and have a slice of this adventureland all to yourself, even if it’s just for a while.

So what’s the Mammoth Trail Challenge?

For the entire month of February challenge yourself to complete 100 miles of off-the-beaten-path trails in and around Mammoth Lakes. Whether you’re in it to discover your new favorite trail, to push your athletic limits, or to win a $500 Mammoth Card (redeemable at participating Mammoth Lakes businesses), the Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge: Winter 100 is all about having fun on the trails in Mammoth Lakes. 

Registration is free! Although we do encourage donations that will go directly to four local stewardship and conservation organizations that take care of the trails we all enjoy. Head to to register, or keep reading to learn more about the challenge.

Mammoth Trail Challenge FAQs

How do I sign up for the Mammoth Challenge?

  • Head to
  • Create an account with the challenge. 
  • Register for the challenge. 
  • During registration, you’ll be prompted to link your Strava account to the challenge. (No need to worry if you don’t have a Strava account; it’s free and you’ll be able to create one easily).
  • Be sure either your activity tracker is connected to Strava or you are using the Strava app on your phone to record your activities. 

I’m stoked. How do I complete the Mammoth Challenge?

By walking, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, or even fat biking, you can complete trails at your own pace over the month-long challenge. The trails are broken up into segments and you can be complete the trails in any order. Some segments may have a directionality component to them, while others may be bi-directional. You must record all your relevant activities as activities on Strava (although your profile may be set to private). The challenge will pull in all your activities and mark off trails as you complete them. Your progress will be visible to you and the public on the event’s leaderboard. 

Participants must complete each segment on foot, bicycle or ADA mobility device. E-bikes, snowmobiles, dog-sled, horses, scooters, motorcycles, etc. are not allowed. 

Is this a race?

This is a challenge more than a race. For most people, the goal will be to complete 100% of the segments in the specified amount of time. Of course, if you are the competitive type, go for it and compare your progress against others by checking out the Current Event Standings and Activity Feed. 

I live outside of Mammoth Lakes. Can I still compete?

Yes! Even if you are just visiting Mammoth Lakes for a short period of time, you can use the Mammoth Challenge as a way to learn about the wide variety of trails in the area. It’s a fun way to explore all of the areas and to learn about trails that you might not have known about.

How do I win the $500 Mammoth e-Gift Card?

You’ll receive one entry into the gift card giveaway for every mile you finish. We’ll notify of your total earned entries via email when you’ve completed certain amounts of miles. The more miles you bank, the better your chance of winning! Visit Mammoth will randomly select a winner after the conclusion of the Mammoth Challenge on Feb 28th, 2022. The Mammoth e-Gift Card is valid at participating shops, eateries and lodging within Mammoth Lakes. 

Ready to Sign Up for the Mammoth Challenge?

Does exploring new trails in Mammoth Lakes and being entered to win a $500 Mammoth Card sound like your idea of fun? Sign up for the Mammoth Challenge today!

Meghan Miranda

Meghan has been living and playing in Mammoth Lakes since 2016. She enjoys any outdoor activities that her dogs can tag along for. See more of Meghan's adventures on her blog Meg Moves Mountains.

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