Summer, Spring & Fall in Mammoth Lakes
With access to high altitude lakes, streams, and creeks you need to hike to or one of the many lakes you may drive to, Mammoth Lakes has an abundance of options where the beauty of one is not to be outdone by the other. Mammoth Lakes offers some of the best trout fishing, with beautiful rainbow, brown, feisty brookies or the beautiful native golden trout swimming in our local lakes for your fishing memories to begin. Memories and stories to share with friends and family of the monster fish that got away and/or the ones you were able to land. There are many experienced fishing guides if you’d like to get the low down on the best fishing area, what fish are biting on for that area, trolling from a boat, nymphing from a float-tube or fishing quietly at the edge or a lake or stream.
Mountain Biking & Road Biking
Head up to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park for an experience on terrain set and maintained by Mammoth Mountain, you will need a ticket to access the bike park. Mammoth Mountain provides rentals and tickets, ride up the gondola and start your experience with views all around. You may also choose many of the single-track trails within Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding area. Maps are available at the Welcome center, there’s terrain for the beginner to the most experienced, Mammoth’s scenic views never end!
For those that wish the biking and scenic experience without the strenuous peddling, many of the sport shops throughout town offer electric bikes to assist with your peddling, enjoy the scenery and lakes using the bikes pedal power, Seasons 4 is right next to the Lakes Basin bike and walking path.
There are also biking events that take place for the individual or family, check the summer events in Mammoth Lakes, fun to be had by all!
Boating and Paddle Boarding
Enjoy the lakes in the area by kayak, stand-up paddle board, pontoon, or fishing boat, many of the marinas in Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Convict Lake, and Crowley Lake offer rentals for the individual or family. It’s a great way to experience the outdoors, view wildlife, enjoy the quiet, fish or just make memories with family and friends.
Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, McGee Creek, Convict Lake or Rock Creek or Reds Meadow have horses available; you do need to make a reservation. Horseback tours provide beautiful views, creeks to cross, different terrain and mountains to explore, just another experience within our beautiful Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas. Book a backcountry experience with the equipment hauled for you by one of the pack outfits.
Hiking and Sightseeing
The hiking, sightseeing, and exploring in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra is endless. Venture down into Reds Meadows to enjoy the San Joaquin River, Devils Postpile, Rainbow Falls or one of the lakes within Reds Meadows. Drive up and park in the lakes basin to access trails within the John Muir Wilderness, there are trails for the beginner to the experienced hiker that wants to get away from it all.
The geologic sightseeing is also amazing with a short hike to Inyo crater, the Earthquake fault, obsidian dome or many others.
Anywhere you go in Mammoth, you have mountains and scenery surrounding you, enjoy the beautiful California sunshine and the high-altitude blue skies. Mammoth is a destination for experiencing the extreme to the solitude and calm, enjoy, make some memories!
Events and Festivals
There are festivals throughout summer in the Village at Mammoth and throughout town, you may always find updated events listed at visitmammoth.com.
Biking, running, and fishing events also run all summer long into the fall months.
Fall Leaf Peeping
The endless aspen trees and willows supply beautiful tones of yellow, gold, orange, and red. The best months for seeing the beauty of Mammoth Lakes dressed in all its wonderful fall colors is typically late September into October. Mono County and Visit Mammoth have guides to the best and most current area in full fall colors, ENJOY!