Mammoth Lakes

Travel Guide
Central Interior California featuring snowboarding, forest scenes and snow

Experience the great outdoors at one of California’s premier mountain resort areas, where winter and summer promise adventures that are fun for the whole family.

Mammoth Lakes is a small mountain resort town encircled by towering mountains, crystal-clear alpine lakes and flower-filled meadows. Visit in winter for some of California’s most outstanding skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Arrive in summer to enjoy first-rate mountain bike trails, hiking, fishing and horse riding.

Take the lifts up Mammoth Mountain, which reaches a dizzying height of 11,053 feet (17,788 meters). Experience breathtaking views and begin an exhilarating downhill ride. Mammoth has more than 3,500 skiable acres, nearly 30 lifts and 150 snow trails. Slopes for all levels of experience offer powdery snow long into spring. If you don’t care for downhill skiing, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through dense alpine forests. Get away from the crowds and seek out your piece of wintery wonderland.

More gentle activities also abound in the area. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the wilderness, lounge in natural hot springs, take a leisurely horseback ride through the Inyo National Forest or play golf at Snowcreek Golf Course.

Summer brings hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing opportunities. Hike in the Mammoth Lakes Basin area, where trails such as Panorama Dome Trail, Duck Lake Trail, and Inyo Craters Trail promise picturesque alpine scenery. Mammoth Mountain transforms into a maze of bicycle paths. See some of the world’s best riders in September’s Kamikaze Bike Games.

For more serenity, hop in the Gondola and soar up the mountain for panoramic views. With a stop midway up the mountain and 360-degree-views from the summit, it is a must-do activity.

Mammoth Lakes is located 40 miles (60 kilometers) east of Yosemite’s perimeter and about 300 miles (500 kilometers) from both San Francisco and Los Angeles and their international airports. The full-service resort has upmarket hotels and restaurants. Getting around is easy with free shuttles from the town to the slopes. Nestled in the heart of California, Mammoth Lakes is one of the country’s most acclaimed all-season resort towns.

Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes, CA
Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes, CA
2 out of 5
3372 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is AU$186 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Situated in the mountains, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mammoth Hospital and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Sierra Star ...
3.7/5 Good! (991 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021

Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes, CA
The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge
3.5 out of 5
1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is AU$450 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Mammoth Lakes is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sierra Star Golf Course and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Beautiful oroperty. Staff were helpful, friendly & kind. Great location! Loved it! We will return"

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2021

The Village Lodge
Juniper Springs Resort
Juniper Springs Resort
3.5 out of 5
4000 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is AU$319 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Mammoth Lakes is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sierra Star Golf Course and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (950 reviews)
"It was a pleasant stay overall. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The first condo allocated to us had several issues. The toilet was not properly cleaned, the heating system was working properly and the bathroom sink was clogged. But the staff qas friednly enough to gave us a better ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2021

Juniper Springs Resort
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Convict Lake Resort
Convict Lake Resort
3 out of 5
2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Situated near the airport, this cabin is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Convict Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Hot Creek Fish Hatchery and Hot Creek Geological Area. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (148 reviews)
"This was a nice place to visit. Decent landscaping and the cabin was very clean. The restaurant was very expensive but understandably so. I just wish there was another eating alternative for dinner. The lake was incredibly beautiful and the hikes were easy. We’d definitely go back. But, not before ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct. 2021

Convict Lake Resort
Mammoth Ski & Racquet Club
Mammoth Ski & Racquet Club
3 out of 5
248 Mammoth Slopes Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, Sierra Star Golf Course and Mammoth Hospital. Mammoth ...
4/5 Very Good! (109 reviews)
"Very pleasing. Pillows could be better."

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2021

Mammoth Ski & Racquet Club
Mammoth Mountain Reservations Condo Collection
Mammoth Mountain Reservations Condo Collection
3 out of 5
3310 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mammoth Hospital and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Edison Theater ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (77 reviews)
THANK YOU!!!!
"Joana was amazing!!! she was very nice and accomodating!!! made our first family vacation perfect!!! we loved it and everything was PERFECT"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

Mammoth Mountain Reservations Condo Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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