Mammoth Lakes Vacation Year-Round
Mammoth Lakes, located just 45 minutes away from the entrance to Yosemite National Park and just 100 miles (a 2 hour drive) from the Valley floor. Surrounded by majestic mountains, peaceful streams and lakes, and the National Forest as its backyard, Mammoth Lakes is a popular California tourist destination. Known for its world-class ski resort, this small mountain town is now gaining a reputation for itself as one of the best summer vacation destinations as well. Quaint shops, gourmet restaurants, and endless outdoor activities beckon one to this charming town.
New to Mammoth
Recent improvements include a new pedestrian village tucked in the heart of the town of Mammoth Lakes. Here you can take a scenic gondola ride to the mountain top where breath-taking views of Mammoth Mountain Summit await you. Some popular tourist sites in Mammoth include Convict Lake, Hot Creek, Devil's Postpile National Monument, and Rainbow Falls.
Mammoth Ranger Station & Visitor Center
At the entrance to Mammoth Lakes, don’t forget to stop by the Ranger Station and the brand-new Visitor Center. Here the helpful and professional staff will provide you with maps, tips, and information to help you find the best must-see sights at Mammoth Lakes. If you arrive after hours, don’t worry because our 24-hour tourist information board will assist you in finding lodging, dining, brochures, visitor guides, maps, and plenty of other information for your memorable visit.
Mammoth is now serviced by daily Horizon Air flights from San Jose, Reno and Los Angeles (2 per day) in the winter and from LA only in the summer.
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Just Outside Mammoth
On your way in and out of Mammoth Lakes, consider visiting Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, June Lake (to the north). and Mount Whitney and Death Valley (to the south). With a wide range of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and fishing, come see for yourself why people come to this beautiful playground year-round.