You can enjoy everything from heart-pounding mountain bike rides to fly fishing, canoeing/Kayaking, golfing, hiking on peaceful lakes and streams.
The Eastern Sierra is home to a wide variety of birds year-round, while many others migrate through. The birds of the Eastern Sierra offer both the casual and the dedicated birdwatcher a large and diverse population. Nearly 300 species of birds have been identified within the area. Some are year-round residents, others migratory visitors. With a pair of binoculars and a bird identification guide, birding in the Eastern Sierra can be rewarding for a few hours or for a lifetime.
There are numerous lakes in the region that provide plenty of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Visit Mono Lake, Grant Lake, or the majestic mountain scapes of Crowley Lake. It can provide a place to just get away and enjoy some silence or offer a fun-filled time for the entire family. Many people come out during the warmer months of the year to rent canoes, kayaks, or even jetskis, boats and boating equipment to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Mammoth Lakes provides year-round fishing! Well Known Fishing Areas:
The Mammoth Lakes Basin, Mammoth Creek, Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, Rock Creek Lake to Long Lake, June Lake Loop.
Just a short distance from our resort is world class golf in a spectacular setting. Let our friendly staff set up a tee time or get you to the driving range. And yes, the ball does travel farther at 9'000 ft. elevation!
Sierra Star Golf Club:
2001 Sierra Star Parkway, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mammoth Lakes is surrounded by two million acres of Inyo National Forest that includeds the pristine John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses. The number of trails to choose from may overwhelm you, but it will be nothing compared to the vistas, fields of wildflowers and granite peaks seen from the trails. Favorite areas for hiking include: the Mammoth Lakes Basin and Red Madow.
A great way to experience the terrain of Mammoth Lakes is to go horseback riding. Many outfitters offer short, hour-long, to full-day rides along with week-long trips. Contact the outfitters mentioned here to get more info and pricing.
Excellent paddling opportunities abound at the numerous lakes in the Mammoth Lakes area. Kayak on Mono Lake or paddleboard while taking in the granite skyline surrounding the Mammoth Lakes Basin. From "The Official Mammoth Lakes Visitor Guide"
Riders of all abilities can enjoy Mammoth Mountain Bike Park's extensive trail system. In the summer the Scenic Gondola provides uphill access for mountain bikers. The park offers more than 100 miles (161 k) of dirt singletrack trail with 3,100 foot (944 m) descent from the summit. Take the 'Bike Park' shuttle from The Village at Mammoth. Mountain bikes are transported to the Main Lodge area free of charge for those who have purchased a Mountain Bike Park Pass.
Summer brings jazz in July with the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, August brings blues with the Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza, Mammoth Food & Wine Experience, classical music with the Sierra Summer Festival, the Mammoth Festival , chamber music with the Mammoth Music Festival and the Felici Piano Trio presented by Chamber Music Unbound and Mammoth Rocks / Taste of the Sierra.
The Mammoth Lakes area has mountaineering and rock climbing terrain for everyone. Hire a local guide to show you the ropes! Are the kids interested? Mammoth Mountain's rock climbing wall is a great place for kids to try out rock climbing basics.
There are all kinds of camps that kids can attend: soccer, gymnastics, wilderness, and many other types. Treat your kids to a fun summer camp, and give you and your spouse some alone time to explore all Mammoth Lakes has to offer. Check the dates, times and age ranges in the link below:
Yosemite National Park is a must. We are situated just within an hour's drive from the Tioga Pass entrance on Highway 120, south of Lee Vining. From there you begin your adventure to the John Muir Trail, Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows. Continue on the Yosemite Valley (1-1/2 hour) to see the spectacular wonders of the Sierra.
Mammoth Lakes is filled with many outdoor activities throughout the entire year. One of these being the opportunity to take those stunning photos that can captivate your friends and family when you brag about your vacation.