Summer Activities

Activities are seasonal and can change without notice. Visit Mammoth Mountain for up-to-date hours of operation and status. 


Scenic Gondola Rides

Scenic Gondola Rides

Take a Scenic Gondola Ride up Mammoth Mountain to explore all the fun at 11,053 ft. At the top, snap a selfie at the summit sign, enjoy lunch with panoramic views at the Eleven53 Café, and discover the history and wonder of the Sierra at the interpretive center. Make it a one-way trip – just top-off your water bottle and head back down on foot for a rewarding hike. Kids 12 and under ride free.

Choose a Stay & Gondola package for one free gondola ticket for every night you stay.

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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Challenge yourself with a guided climbing adventure on the rugged cliffs of Mammoth Mountain. Via Ferrata, which means “iron path,” is a network of climbing routes using steel cables, iron rungs and suspended bridges fixed to the rock that climbers are attached to for safety. With six different routes that progress in difficulty, Via Ferrata is the perfect alpine activity for families and individuals. No Experience Necessary.

Reservations should be made 48 hours in advance to secure your spot.
 

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Explore Mammoth

Explore Mammoth

Explore the geologic, natural and cultural history of Mammoth on this self-guided adventure amid a backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes. It starts with a Scenic Gondola Ride to the summit, where you can check out the Eleven53 Interpretive Center’s interactive exhibits, then stop at several on-mountain learning stations to find out why this is one of the most studied regions in the world. Free with each gondola ticket.

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Adventure Center

Adventure Center

Located at Main Lodge, the Mammoth Adventure Center is your portal to the best family fun and outdoor activities in the region. With a world-class bike park, Scenic Gondola Rides, kids activities, interactive learning, and the Via Ferrata assisted-climbing experience, there’s action-packed fun for everyone.

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Sierra Star Golf Course

Sierra Star Golf Course

Pristine lakes, emerald fairways and stunning mountain views – golf at Sierra Star is a deep immersion in the majesty of the Eastern Sierra. Find an unpretentious club house and friendly, experienced staff ready to serve your every need at the highest golf course in California. Limited time? No problem. Tee off in the morning then enjoy lunch at Chip Shots Café, or hit the course after 5pm to play 5 holes with the 5 at 5 deal – perfect for the whole family.

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Mammoth Bike Park

Mammoth Bike Park

With some of the most radical terrain in the country, 80+ miles of trails to make progression easy, and a vast beginner zone for newbies, Mammoth Bike Park offers a world-class mountain biking experience for every skill level.

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Summer Events

Summer Events

With a host of summer activities and free events for the kids and family, you'll have no trouble finding things to do that suit every appetite. From world-class competitions, to music and food festivals in The Village, and Woolly's family-friendly festivities, there's plenty of adventure, entertainment and good times at Mammoth.

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Hiking

Hiking

The options for hiking in and around the greater Mammoth Lakes region are almost too many to list. From mellow trails around town to soaring vistas along the Sherwins, the paths abound to the casual enthusiast or avid adventurer.

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Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Lakes Basin

The Lakes Basin is a family-favorite destination for hiking, biking, fishing and more. Just a few miles up Lake Mary Road lies endless exploration. The first destination is Twin Lakes, nestled at 8,500 feet with the historic Tamarack Lodge located sitting on its shore offering lodging, fine dining, camping and fishing. Continue up the road on one of the paved bike paths and you’ll find Lake Mary, Lake Mamie and the mysterious Horseshoe Lake.

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Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

The Mammoth Lakes region is a world-class freshwater fishing destination with dozens of nearby lakes including the Mammoth Lakes Basin , Crowley Lake, June Lake Loop, Mono Lake and the Owens River. Many options for boat rentals also provide those simply looking for a pleasure cruise to find their perfect patch of watery bliss.

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Devils Postpile

Devils Postpile

The majesty of Reds Meadow, Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls and other beautiful sites along the middle fork of the San Joaquin River valley lie just over the shoulder of Mammoth Mountain – a perfect area for hiking, fishing and more. All visitors must ride the Reds Meadow Shuttle for access to this region – tickets available for purchase at the Adventure Center.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Mammoth is the perfect basecamp for visitors planning a day trip to Yosemite, as the eastern entrance to the park is an easy 30-minute drive from the town of Mammoth Lakes, with an additional 1.5-hour drive into Yosemite Valley. Driving over Tioga Road (HWY 120) you'll see many photo-worthy sites along the way, including Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake and Olmstead Point during the beautiful forested drive.

Reservations are required to drive into Yosemite through September 30, 2021. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating.

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Check out our Summer Adventure Guide for more information on summer activities
in and around Mammoth Lakes.