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Mammoth Lakes Information

About Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes, a small California mountain town, is located near Mount Morrison. It began as a mining camp in the late 1800s, attracting European settlers from all over to get rich from California gold. However, the miners scattered once the Mammoth Mining Company shut down, decimating the population. It wasn’t until 100 years later that Mammoth Lakes was incorporated. Today, this small town is the top ski destination in California and allows visitors many opportunities for outdoor adventure all year long.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Averaging over 200 inches of snow each winter, Mammoth Lakes is ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and more. Get a lift ticket at Mammoth Mountain or nearby June Mountain, where there are panoramic views and ski runs for every ability level. In the summer, visitors can try road biking on scenic CA-395 or Minaret Road. Additionally, there are opportunities for hiking. Choose a family friendly day hike, or challenge yourself by trying pieces of the Pacific Crest Trail or the John Muir Trail. For those who prefer a tamer approach to Mammoth Lakes, there are several boutique shops nearby. Additionally, there are many great restaurants in the area. Try Mogul Restaurant for American-style lunch and dinner or Mammoth Rock Brasserie for a fancy dinner.

Day Trips from Mammoth Lakes

Yosemite National Park, known for its breathtaking glacier-carved valley, is a two-hour drive from Mammoth Lakes. Explore the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, try one of the many day hikes, or venture up to Yosemite’s high desert, Tuolumne Meadows. Be warned, Highway 120 is usually closed in the winter months due to heavy snowfall. Despite its foreboding name, Death Valley can be a beautiful and serene destination. Just over three hours from Mammoth Lakes, the geographically lowest National Park is full of wildflowers in the spring as well as many opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and birding.

Accommodation in Mammoth Lakes

There are nearly 5,000 vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes on Tripping.com. Rustic one-bedroom cabins and glamorous mountainside villas provide the perfect home base for your Mammoth Lakes vacation. Use the filter feature to find properties with hot tubs—a perfect way to relax your sore muscles after an adventurous day. Many vacation homes have multiple bedrooms, perfect for a winter-themed bachelor or bachelorette party!

Transportation in Mammoth Lakes

The closest major airport to Mammoth Lakes is Mammoth Yosemite Airport. Drivers from the north and south can take US-395. Many destinations within Mammoth Lakes can be reached by car, though there is also a Mammoth Transit System which takes visitors to the town’s top attractions.

Weather in Mammoth Lakes

Hi: 4.4°
Lo: -6.7°
January
Hi: 6.1°
Lo: -5.6°
February
Hi: 10.6°
Lo: -2.8°
March
Hi: 14.4°
Lo: 0°
April
Hi: 19.4°
Lo: 4.4°
May
Hi: 24.4°
Lo: 8.3°
June
Hi: 28.9°
Lo: 11.7°
July
Hi: 28.3°
Lo: 11.1°
August
Hi: 23.9°
Lo: 7.2°
September
Hi: 18.3°
Lo: 2.2°
October
Hi: 11.7°
Lo: -2.2°
November
Hi: 5.6°
Lo: -6.1°
December

Vacation Rentals in Mammoth Lakes

Find the best Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 4689 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Mammoth Lakes range from $25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 4101 homes in Mammoth Lakes offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 2575 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 3988 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Mammoth Lakes offers 585 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.

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