Mammoth Lakes

Travel Guide
Central Interior California featuring snowboarding, snow and mountains

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 £88 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (972 reviews)
"Conveniently located near several dining and ski/snowboard shops and retailers who convert to biking during Summer!"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2022

Motel 6 Mammoth Lakes, CA
Juniper Springs Resort
Juniper Springs Resort
3.5 out of 5
4000 Meridian Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is £191 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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! (974 reviews)
"Excellent service. Loved the place. Thank you."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Juniper Springs Resort
Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
2.5 out of 5
2963 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA
The price is £158 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Mountain and Convict Lake ...
3.6/5 Good! (972 reviews)
"huge room, comfortable mattress, have hot spa and sauna"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes
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Snowcreek Resort
Snowcreek Resort
3 out of 5
1254 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this golf aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mammoth Mountain and Minaret ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (133 reviews)
Lovely place
"We re coming back!"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2021

Snowcreek Resort
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! (150 reviews)
"The location is very remote with great views of the surrounding mountains. The cabins have a nice feel and I loved staying in my small cabin. The one big downside is the extremely slow internet, especially since there is poor cell phone reception in the area."

Reviewed on 21 Dec 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! (111 reviews)
"Beautiful place and cozy"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2022

Mammoth Ski & Racquet Club
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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