Mammoth Lakes, Calif.―California's
Eastern Sierra Snow Ski and Snowboarding
is some of the finest in California
because of the incredible amount of snow
that Mammoth Lakes gets each year. It
actually has the highest average
snowfall of any ski resorts in
California at its 11,053 feet
elevations. However, mountain biking
steals the show during the summer months
and doesn't come too soon for those who
love the great outdoors and biking
Mammoth Mountain Biking offers choices of terrain ranging from
easy rides to the advanced challenges. The Inyo National Forest offers an
incredible network of trails and unpaved roads crossing several microclimates
during the journey.
Road bikers can put their
shoes to the metal and hit the asphalt
around town on Minaret Road to the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge.
A breathtaking adventure is Minaret Vista,
while distance riders prefer the scenic U.S. Highway 395.
Mountain bikers - In summer, Mammoth Mountain's ski slopes
become the mountain bike paradise. Riders of all abilities and conditioning levels can take advantage of its extensive trail system. More than 80 miles of groomed single-track trail and lift access to the 11,053-foot summit make the mountain
a different type of adventure from the
winter ski season.
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center located at the entrance to town on State Highway 203
has free mountain biking trail maps and information on route descriptions, trail ethics and precautions. mammothmountain.com
Temps: 75-80 degrees F daytime summer average. 30-40 degrees daytime
high, and 10-20 degrees for a low with mostly sunny skies.
Precipitation: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area averages 33 feet or 400 inches
(10 meters) per year.
Where is Mammoth Lakes? Getting there:
Located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, Mammoth Lakes is
approx. 325 miles north of Los Angeles, and about the same distance east of San Francisco. U.S. Highway 395 from the north and south and Interstate 80 and Hwy 50 from the east and west
access the mountains. State Highway 120 and State Highway 108 are open in the summer months only.
Mammoth Lakes in Mono County (incorporated in 1984) is located in the Inyo
National Forest. Surrounded by Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas,
Mammoth Lakes is only 32 miles south of Yosemite National Park's eastern
Mammoth Lakes has become so easy to get to...while it is no more than a five
or six hour drive from most major cities in California, you can fly direct from
LAX (Los Angeles International) or SFO (San Francisco International) airports
and be there in about an hour. That means you can easily take a few days
off, or trip it for the weekend and be back in the office on Monday. There are
complimentary shuttles from the airport to the village hotels, so you don't need
to rent a car when you fly! Go Mammoth!
There's a great bike trails map you
can download as a pdf. This file is
large, but just copy this link and paste
in your browser to save to your
Mammoth Lodging: Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Mountain (mammothmountain.com)
Hwy.203, W of Highway 395
June Lake Lodging: June Lake
June Mountain (junemountain.com)
W of Highway 395