Up, up and away, my beautiful Mammoth Panorama Gondola ride. The kids think its like a very familiar skyway basket ride, you'll think this is the coolest scenic ride around. The gondola climbs up Mammoth's Summit to 11,053-ft. from the bottom at the Mammoth Mountain ski resort main lodge via a six-person gondola.
Lake Mamie is one of the marquee waters in the Mammoth Lakes Basin that is stocked by the Department of Fish and Game. The others are Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, and Lake George.
At 8,000 feet above sea level, Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest golf course in California, allowing you to add yards to your drive. And with snow-capped peaks in every direction, winding mountain streams, lush wildflowers, fairways lined with Jeffrey pines and towering red firs and the occasional family of deer – you won't find a more stunning golf course anywhere.
Active geothermal area associated with the Long Valley Caldera - bubbling pools and occasional geysers along Hot Creek, and scattered hot springs in the surrounding grassland.
The Inyo Craters are a 12-km-long chain of silicic lava domes, lava flows, and explosion craters along the eastern margin of Sierra Nevada south of Mono Craters near the town of Mammoth. Inyo Craters overtop the NW rim of the Pleistocene Long Valley caldera and extend onto the caldera floor, but are chemically and magmatically part of a different volcanic system. Postglacial explosion pits of Mammoth Mountain to the south are an extension of Inyo Craters (Bailey 1980).
Small crowds, pristine conditions, quiet scenery and an overwhelming sense of "being away from it all" make June Mountain the perfect complement to Mammoth. It's the ideal mountain for core riders, families or those looking for a more soulful skiing experience. And if you're hunting for some freshies a few days after the last storm, this is your place: Skiing magazine awarded June an honorable mention in its "Best Week-After-A-Storm Skiing" division, in their October, 2008 issue.
Before there was snowboarding or freeskiing, there was mountain biking where adrenaline fiends doubled down in the dirt. Lung searing climbs and Mach 10 descents are still alive and well and features like step ups, wallrides, drops and more have been added to the mix. Check out off-road pedaling this summer because sending it down the mountain is awesome no matter what you're riding.
The area of Mammoth Mountain is "geologically active" with the areas east and northeast of Mammoth Mountain having numerous hot springs. An early morning drive into the remote backlands north of the Mammoth Airport will reveal numerous pillars of steam rising from remote areas of the Long Valley floor. Many of these hot springs are unimproved, simply left to the amusement of grazing cattle. A couple have been commercially improved; with about a half dozen others on Inyo National Forest land having been