"Mammoth Lakes" Other Mountains / Lakes Tip by goingsolo

Other Mountains / Lakes, California: 9 reviews and 8 photos

  Mammoth Lakes
by goingsolo
 
 

Favorite thing: After Mount Whitney, this name seemed a bit of a misnomer. But this charming ski town was a great place to rejuvenate in the summer. Mammoth Lakes is a bit like Vail on a smaller scale. Mammoth Mountain is a popular ski destination in the winter, the less crowded summertime offers lots of opportunities to hike, bike and explore. You can also take a gondola ride up the mountain or just browse the shops in town. The higher elevation means cooler temperatures as well.

Less than an hour from Mammoth Lakes, you'll find some of the most beautiful scenery of the Sierras. Areas such as Rock Creek and Mosquito Flats are hardly appealing sounding names. But they contain a lifetime's worth of hiking opportunities. For more information, feel free to browse my Mammoth Lakes page.

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 16, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

goingsolo Visits Here Frequently!

goingsolo

“"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 3 9

Have you been to California?

  Share Your Travels