Magnificent Mammoth and Mono Lake
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Mono Lake is a unique spot in Northern California. With beautiful shades of blue and interesting rock formations called tufts, you will have a great time exploring this area. In the same area is Mammoth a winter wonderland for skiing and during the summer it can't be beat for hikes. It is only a short distance from Yosemite as well, so make a trip of it!
Mono Lake, California 93541, USA
The colors and incredible rocks at Mono Lake draw you in. It is like no place I have ever visited. The rock formations are called Tufa towers which form in a variety of ways at Mono Lake. The most visible formations are the towers on the lake’s...
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
nothing better than a bush camp by a beautiful river. tasty spot south of Mammoth lakes at dusk. only fly fishing allowed here, do leave your lures at home... easy drive over tioga pass through yosemite. only 45 mins down hey 395 from tioga...
26 Old Mammoth Rd # H, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
Looney Bean has been a Mammoth Lakes staple since 1992. Featuring a number of locally roasted coffees, Looney Bean is committed to coffee done the right way. The place offers a funky, relaxed atmosphere, a variety of pastries, a patio for the...
3305 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
Paul Schat's Bakery is a local favorite, so the lines are a bit nuts, but if you are looking for fresh baked pastries before heading out to hike or ski (or any other outdoor activity in Mammoth Lakes) then you want to stop at Schat's. Dutch by...
3325 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
With its climbing and outdoor inspired wall décor, Base Camp Café is a comfortable setting for a good meal. The restaurant has always been a local favorite for its breakfast and lunch served daily. Occasionally, Base Camp is also open for dinner...
Lee Vining, CA 93541, USA
Every time I am in the Mono Lake area I see huge lines in front of this ice cream shop. Finally, on my last trip I convinced my husband to stop. I wanted to see what all the fuss is about! The fuss is, no fuss honest to goodness classic soft-serve...
3043 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
A ski shop in winter, bike shop in the summer, and a year-round apparel store, Footloose Sports is one of the premier outdoor stores in Mammoth. A staff of well-trained and knowledgeable mechanics will tune your bike or skis overnight and help you...
3203 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The largest selection of snowboard equipment can be found at Wave Rave Snowboard shop on Main Street. Featuring gear and apparel from Burton, Arbor, Lib Tech, Jones Snowboards, and more. 3203 Main St., 1.866.3BOARDS.
18 Lake Mary Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
A quality beer is all about the water, and in Mammoth there is no shortage of it. Mammoth Brewing Company distributes its beer to a number of stores in town and can be found on draught at most restaurants. But for the full experience, you’ll want...
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