About Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a world-class destination resort, and a place of remarkable geology, where one of the world's fastest-rising mountain ranges (comprising the second largest contiguous wilderness in the Lower 48) meets the Great Basin, the largest endorheic watershed in North America.
It's a place of old-growth pine forests and sagebrush basins, of hot springs, volcanic domes and craters, granite peaks, blue skies, burbling streams, and Alpine meadows dotted with lakes. It's also one of America's most popular high-altitude training centers for runners, cyclists, and other professional athletes.
From the top of the gondola on Mammoth Mountain, at 11,053 feet, as far as the eye can see in every direction, from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon to the edge of Death Valley, the land is wild and undeveloped, teeming with black bear, mule deer and rainbow trout — and wide-open to all manner of world-class outdoor recreation.
The downhill and cross-country ski facilities are world-renowned. But summer and fall are the favored seasons for Mammoth locals and visitors in the know, offering perfect weather and boundless opportunities for sight-seeing, hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, or otherwise relaxing and playing in the great outdoors.
For more information and to download a Visitors Guide, go to VisitMammoth.com.