Mammoth Lakes Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 78%Adventure Travelers
- 72%Family Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
- 57%Business Travelers
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- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Aug 10, 2014
Mammoth Lakes in the Eastern Sierras offers many outdoor opportunities. Backpacking, camping, hiking and fishing are very popular. There are many beautiful lakes throughout the area.Recommended for:
- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 14, 2014
This place is beyond one of my most favorite towns cities or villages in the entire world. When I come here everything resets. I am very relaxed, take everything in stride and just roll with it.
Having lived here as a child for a couple of years kinda nutured the specialness that Mammoth is to me. So much to do here that is super special and fun:
Skiing/Snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain
John Muir Trail runs right past it
Seriously the lakes just go on and on...
Day trip to Yosemite
Day trip to Bodie Ghost Town
This list just never wants to end. Especially with so many good, decent, and occasionally outstanding restaurants. Trust me they have some great grub here and I will admit some terrible grub to. Regardless, this place is unqiue in a great way and everyone that I know loves to spend time here.
So if you want an outstanding place to go recharge the batteries while having tons of outdoor fun and a bit o grubbage, this is an excellent place to go to...
- Mammoth LakesDec 17, 2013
Mammoth Lakes is a great escape any time of the year. It offers some of California's best skiing in winter and best hiking in summer. There are so many things you can do there from soak in natural hot springs, cross country ski, downhill ski, snowboard, mountain bike, hike, go off-loading, and much more. It is beautiful at all different times of the year.Recommended for:
- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
Best known as a ski-resort town, this tiny town in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains is quaint, beautiful, and centrally located for outdoor activities year-round. Going in summer or fall? Check out hiking (I love short hikes to Silver Lake or Devil's Post Pile, or longer treks along the John Muir trail), fishing, climbing, canoeing, visits to national parks (Yosemite and Mono Lake are nearby), ghost towns, swimming in hot springs, and even riding the winter ski lifts to the top of the mountain for a gorgeous view. Heading up in winter or spring? You can't beat the skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing...Recommended for:
- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 21, 2013
Famous for its skiing, I prefer Mammoth in the summer. Notwithstanding the increased population that comes with its popularity, Mammoth is still a convenient taking off place for visiting nearby craters, hot springs, Mono Lake, the Mammoth Lakes, the June Lake Loop, Tioga Pass, Rainbow Falls and lots of other spectacular spots as well as for taking day hikes into the back country.Recommended for:
- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 30, 2013
If you live in Southern California, this is a great place to take winter vacation that is within 5 hours driving distance. We always have a good time. Hope for good snow when booking ahead. Don't forget the snow chains!
Skip Big Bear Mountain, Mountain High, and Mt. Baldy and take the longer drive to Mammoth Mountain. It's worth it!
- Mammoth LakesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 18, 2012
Absolutely fall in love with this resort all over again every single time I go back. There is nothing better than this ski resort if you don't want to fly and ski every else. This lodge has every single a boarder, skier, tourist need to have a good time!
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- Mammoth LakesJul 30, 2012
Mountain biking Mecca --five hours from LA. Let the city sink far away from you while you take in the crisp pine smells, and big open sky. Lifts take you up to the top - bike rentals available, pads and everything else you need. Tons of hiking trails and make sure to check out the lakes !
- Mammoth LakesJul 04, 2012
This is a beautiful place to visit anytime of year. If you ski or snowboard, the snow here is frequent and excellent during the winter months. Friendly people and good services on Mammoth Mountain. The gondola is a fun ride, don't miss the eagle in her nest! : ) During the summer, kayaking or hiking around the lakes is fantastic, and you can picnic just about anywhere. The water is cold, but will certainly liven your day up when you get hot and dive in!
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