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What to Do around The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth

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From towering granite monoliths to sweeping ridge lines and alpine lakes, Mammoth is a playground for outdoor adventurers. There is no shortage of things to do, treats to eat and drink, or places to relax after an action-packed day.
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There are a number of trails in the Mammoth area, but none of them are as iconic as the Mammoth Rock Trail. Lace up your running shoes and start climbing; the trail ascends nearly 500 feet in 2.6 miles. Views of the town and Mammoth Rock, a...
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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
Crystal Crag is a giant rock monolith situated in front of the Mammoth Crest. Nestled behind the crag is its namesake lake. Take the trail from the Lake George parking area up for 1.5 miles to get to Crystal Lake. The hike is relatively short, but...
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Not only is Hot Creek the premier fly-fishing destination in the Eastern Sierra, but it is also situated in a spectacular landscape. Natural mineral springs bubble up in the creek creating nutrient-rich water and the ideal habitat for bugs, which...
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Horseshoe Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The locals say that there is nearly one dog per person in Mammoth Lakes. Whether or not that’s true no one really knows, but the town and surrounding area is, in fact, a dog paradise. Horseshoe Lake is the unofficial "dog beach" and the most...
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June Lake, CA 93529, USA
This outfitter makes it easy to get out on the water; they’ll deliver gear to most launch spots in the Mammoth Lakes area. Choose from tandem kayaks or more advanced, single models, or if you’re up for some SUP, a Focus Hawaii paddle board.
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Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
Mammoth Mountain is California’s highest ski resort, but the 11,053-foot summit isn’t just about bragging rights. The high elevation means colder temperatures, which usually means more snow. The California ski resort was not developed...
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South Tufa Area, California 93541, USA
The tufas at Mono Lake, thirty minutes north of Mammoth, are a spectacular sight. The first time I visited the South Tufa area, I was sure that I was walking on the moon. When calcium-rich water comes into contact with carbonate-filled lake water,...
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1300 Airport Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
For an unusual perspective on the region take a helicopter ride with SkyTime. The pilot grew up in the area, so he has a wealth of knowledge about the landscape and wildlife. Look out for elk, sheep, deer, and coyotes.
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After all of your Mammoth outdoor adventures, your body will inevitably be tired. Mammoth Lakes is situated on the edge of an active volcano, which means one thing—hot springs. Water is heated in magma chambers deep below the earth’s surface and...
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Mammoth Dog Teams offers daytime and overnight tours, and there's also a Dogsled Dinner Ride that takes you along Minaret Vista on your way to dinner. You can meet up with the dog teams either at their place at Smokey Bear Flats off highway 395 or...
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Obsidian Dome Rd, California, USA
Climbing atop a large hill of black glassy rocks, you might wonder if this is what walking on the moon feels like. The Obsidian Dome is a natural dome formed from solidified lava, part of the Mono-Inyo volcanic chain. Extremely hard and brittle,...
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Little Lakes Valley Trail, California 93514, USA
In an area with remarkable natural beauty, scenic hikes are easy to find, but the Little Lakes Valley Trail is a standout thanks to its stunning Sierra views. You'll see a gorgeous blanket of wild flowers in the spring and colorful foliage in the...
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A summer trip to Mammoth is not complete without getting on the water at one of the lakes in the basin. Two marinas on Lake Mary offer canoe, kayak, and fishing boat rentals. Plan for more time than you think you’ll need and don’t forget to pack a...
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Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The newly constructed Lakes Basin Bike Path starts near the Village at Mammoth on Lake Mary Road, climbs five miles, and ascends more than 1,000 vertical feet to Horseshoe Lake. The paved path is a great place to test your fitness on a bike,...
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9000 Minaret Rd #200, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
The Eastern Sierra is a mecca for rock climbing, though most traveling climbers head to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, or the Owens River Gorge near Bishop. It’s easy to overlook Mammoth as a climbing destination, but both novice and...
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Convict Lake, California 93546, USA
Convict Lake is known for spectacular colors in the fall, and there's already a trail there so it's the perfect place for a hike. Because of the different elevations, the fall colors peak at different times throughout the area, but you're likely...