Maybe you’re looking for something a little more high-powered? Mammoth Lakes offers some wild off highway adventure lands filled with trails that will challenge your skill and your vehicle.
You will find high mountain lakes, shadowed canyons, giant boulders guarding ice-cold streams, dense forests of tall timber and austere, high-desert plateaus. Take the Owens River - Hot Creek Road, The Lookout Loop or the Deadman Creek Trail. There's something for everyone and roads for all levels from beginning to the most challenging. SUVs with four-wheel drive may be required for some roads. Know your vehicle's limits and use wise judgment when entering unfamiliar territory.
The Eastern Sierra Motor Touring Guide, available at the California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes, offers tips and back road tour itineraries. The California Welcome Center - Mammoth Lakes also offers a free off-highway vehicle map. To find Mammoth Off-Road Area Trails go to www.mammothtrails.org
Summer is also the time for celebrating arts and music in Mammoth Lakes including the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee in July, and in August enjoy 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.
To find out what's happening now in Mammoth, go to the events page on the Visit Mammoth website, www.visitmammoth.com/events/. Or like us on Facebook and stay up to date!
Hot Creek is seen on a foggy morning. PHOTO BY JOSH WRAY / MONO COUNTY TOURISM