Ideas for guided tours of Mammoth’s splendor in winter and summer
Mammoth Lakes is the ideal location for independent travelers or escorted tours to use as a hub for exploring all the things that make California’s Sierra Nevada Range so special. Located within one hour of Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes offers travelers the perfect base to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mono Lake is close by, as well as Bodie State Historic Park—California’s official ghost town! Death Valley National Park is three hours from Mammoth Lakes, making Mammoth Lakes an excellent home to return to after experiencing the conditions of this unique environment.
With over 65 different restaurants, Mammoth Lakes has a wide variety of dining options and is also home to Mammoth Brewing Company, one of the most award-winning craft breweries in the west. Lodging options are plentiful, with over 4,500 total lodging rooms offering an abundance of inventory at all price points.
Mammoth Lakes is a mecca for those travelers seeking soft adventure, whether it’s hiking, horseback rides, mountain biking, a round of golf, fishing, water sports or skiing on legendary Mammoth Mountain. The Mammoth Lakes Basin is an outdoor wonderland filled with lakes, streams, abundant wildlife and a network of paved bike trails accessible to all. At Mammoth Mountain, the scenic gondola is open all year round, allowing travelers to experience stunning views from the Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center. An easy shuttle ride away, Devils Postpile National Monument is an ancient lava formation located on the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail.
Centrally located, Mammoth Lakes is an easy 5-hour drive from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco (summer only). The Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) offers travelers year-round, convenient daily flight service.