8 Best Things To Do In Mammoth Lakes And Nearby

Endowed with the most majestic mountains, crystal alpine lakes, trails for days, pristine forests, Mammoth Lakes is an outdoor oasis that has something to offer all year round. 

To help with your trip planning, here are the top things to do in Mammoth Lakes and also its surrounding areas that include the Inyo National Forest, and all the way up to Mono Lake at the doorstep of the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Watch the Sunset at Minaret Vista

One of the best times to come here is at sunset when the vibrant glow of orange, yellow, red, and purple creates a beautiful silhouette of not only the Minarets but also the entire Ritter Range.

Located next to the regional Mammoth-Yosemite Airport (MMH), this is a natural wonder that features bubbling water from the creek bed, periodic geyser eruptions, and fumaroles thanks to a chamber of magma that lies 3 miles below the surface.

Epic Photography at Hot Creek Geological Site

See the Other-Worldly Tufa Towers of Mono Lake

One of the stops in our Northern California By Design with Globus tour was this unusual salt lake at the base of the Sierra Nevada formed 760,000 years ago, making it the second-oldest lake in North America.

When it comes to how to get to Mammoth Lakes, there are multiple approaches. Most of them are in-land but you might be surprised to hear that they have an airport as well.



As you can imagine, you kind of need a vehicle to get around whether it's your own or another.

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