Bears in Mammoth Lakes

If you’ve been to Mammoth Lakes, you’ve probably seen the “Don’t Feed Our Bears” stickers on dumpsters, cars and on signage all over town. If your planning your first trip, look for them. They’re everywhere! 

I caught up with Steve Searles, the local wildlife specialist to talk about Bears in Mammoth Lakes. We talked about why it’s important not to feed them, what to do if you encounter a bear, and how to stay bear safe in the backcountry.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Mammoth Lakes Basin

I caught up with John Wentworth, founder of and Mammoth Lakes Town Council Member to talk about the best ways to enjoy the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

Winter Recreation in Mammoth Lakes

John Wentworth, co-founder of the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation offers ideas for different recreation activities you can do in the Mammoth Lakes area. For all these activities, always be sure to dress for the occasion and wear the proper clothing.

Information About Road Conditions on the Drive to Mammoth Lakes

If you’re driving to Mammoth Lakes during winter months, you may encounter winter weather conditions during your drive. Always check the resources below to find the most up-to-date information about highway conditions, winter road closures (both seasonal and temporary) and chain restrictions on your route to Mammoth Lakes. Where to Find…

Mammoth Lakes Newsletters

Mammoth Lakes Newsletters Let us know a bit about your travel style and interests so we can send you curated information about visiting Mammoth Lakes.

Cross Country Skiing in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Experience the unspoiled terrain of the Mammoth Lakes Basin on cross country skis at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. Featuring 19 miles of freshly groomed track around the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center offers cross country ski lessons and ski and boot rentals. The area also features ski skating lanes…

Ice Skating in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Lakes ice rink is an outdoor venue, where visitors and locals can enjoy a variety of programming, including open skate sessions, hockey tournaments and pick-up games, ice skating lessons and seasonal events. Located behind the Mammoth Lakes Public Library and nestled against a beautiful alpine meadow, the ice rink…

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit is a full-service pack station located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains outside the town of Mammoth Lakes. They offer an array of services including all-inclusive and customized pack trips, horseback vacations, seasonal horse drives, and some of the area’s best daily horseback and mule trail…

Mountaineering in Mammoth Lakes

Are you ready to earn your turns? Are you an advanced or expert skier / rider? Do you have avalanche training, beacons, probes and shovels? If so, then Mammoth Lakes has some of the best and most easily accessible backcountry available. Mammoth Lakes is also blessed with deep winter snows…

Snowshoeing Just Outside of Mammoth Lakes

Travel just outside Mammoth Lakes for even more snowshoeing adventures. No services are available at the trailheads outside of Mammoth Lakes, so be sure to rent snowshoes from a local shop in town or bring your own and pack food for the trip. Snowshoeing at Inyo Craters A winter visit to…