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Activities in Mammoth Lakes


Mammoth Lakes is a premier recreation and outdoor sports destination. The unique alpine backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains draws visitors in from all over the world. Summertime or wintertime, you see guests returning year after year to this vibrant mountain resort town. Whether they’re hiking to the peak of Mammoth Mountain for a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, or racing through a winding single-track trail and catching air on a downhill bike course, thrill-seekers of all ages know Mammoth Lakes is home to big fun. Visit one of the area’s two world-class golf courses for a leisurely day on the links, or wade deep into a high alpine lake and cast out a fishing line amid the tranquil towering pines.

No matter what your interests are, Mammoth Lakes is sure to have the excitement you’re looking for. Here are just a few ideas of things you might want to try during your next visit:

Skiing

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is one of the top resorts in all of North America, with more than 150 trails and one of most extensive terrain parks there is. The surrounding mountains also serve as a wintertime playground for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers.

Biking

During the spring thaw, Mammoth Mountain reveals miles upon miles of the most dramatic biking terrain you’re likely to see. Take a thrilling high-speed ride down the hillside or travel through the highways of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for an incomparable experience.

Hiking

Get up close to nature on a scenic day-hike through some of California’s most beautiful mountain geography. Enjoy an invigorating trek along any of the numerous winding trails and picnic among the wildlife and wildflowers for a perfect outdoor adventure.

Golf

The two courses of Mammoth Lakes provide a rewarding and challenging experience for novices and skilled golfers alike. At over 8,000 feet above sea level, these courses are the highest in California, and at this elevation, you’re drives will go that much farther.

Fishing

The Sierra Nevada Mountains are home to countless lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs all teeming with massive trout and salmon. Enlist the help of a guide to see and experience all the best features of this outdoor sanctuary.

Other Activities

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