It's starting to cool down and summer may be coming to an end soon, but the fun here at Mammoth Mountain is still going. Hit the trails daily, the bike park is open till Sept 23. The Adventure Center is open Fri-Sun with activities like the new kids ropes course, Woolly's Mining Co, euro-bungee and more.
Not all activities are open year-round. Visit Mammoth Mountain's hours of operation page for more information.
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.
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.
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, plus the all new zip line from the summit and Via Ferrata assisted-climbing experience, there’s action-packed fun for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're outfitting for a mountain adventure, a night out on the town or looking for the perfect gift or Mammoth keepsakes, head to McCoy's, the Mountain Center and Mammoth Sports in The Village at Mammoth. If you're on the mountain, you can also check out Mammoth Sports at the Adventure Center.
From lakeside fine dining to sushi, Italian and Mammoth's coolest hotspot, you'll find a large selection of family-friendly dining locations for lunch, happy hour and dinner on and off the mountain. Check out the Mammoth Mountain Dining Guide for a complete list of convenient eateries.