Summer Events

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If you think that Mammoth Lakes, CA, is only a wintertime destination, think again! Summer in particular here in Mammoth is splendid – warm and sunny – and there are a wide range of fantastic activities and events to experience during the summer and fall months. And Alpenhof Lodge places you right in the heart of the action!

Explore our list of summer and fall attractions below, and let us know if you’d like more information.

Places of Interest

Yosemite National Park & Tioga Pass Road

Part of Yosemite National Park, the Tioga Pass Road is approximately 25 miles north of Mammoth, and takes about two hours, each way, to drive. It’s the highest highway pass in California at 9,943 feet. This mountainous road is heavy on curves and offers breathtaking vistas of alpine lakes, scenic meadows, and views from Olmstead Point. Tioga Pass is closed during the winter season, but accessable once the snow is cleared during the Spring, Summer and Fall months.  Opening and closing dates are weather dependant.

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads Opening & Closing Dates

Yosemite National Park Entrance Fee: $20 per car or $10 if arriving by foot, horseback, bicycle, motorcycle, or non commecial bus (free for those under the age of 15) Click here for more information about the Fee's & Reservations .

Phone: (801) 559-4884


Devil’s Postpile National Monument

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Often referred to as a “geological wonder”, Devil’s Postpile is a 60-foot high columnar basalt formation, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and the stunning Rainbow Falls waterfall is just a short hike away.

Mono Lake

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Take a boat, canoe, or kayak tour on this 70-square mile saline lake, 30 miles north of Mammoth. Or consider going on a guided walk through the Tufa Towers with one of the Lake’s knowledgeable naturalists.

Bodie State Historic Park

Located 55 miles north of Mammoth, this ghost town has been preserved the way it was left; it provides a fascinating insight into its days as a mining town of 10,000 residents. It’s open year-round, but check road conditions before visiting (snow during the winter months may mean the road is only accessible by snowmobile).

Mammoth Food & Wine Experience

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Mammoth Food & Wine Experience - July 11-13, 2014  visit: for more event info

Mammoth Brewing Co. & Mammoth Festival of Beers

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MBC has been brewing award-winning beers since 1995. They brew in thier Lake Mary Road brew house and the Tasting Room is just steps away from the Alpenhof property at the corner of Main Street and Minaret Road.  Sample the diverse beers plus a few custom brews if they're on hand! They also sell beer to go (including growler fills) and MBC merchandise. The Tasting Room is open daily 10-6.

The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is the biggest event of the summer.  Held the first weekend in August, this is an event you don't want to miss!  Great blues musicians and over 80 microbreweries are on hand for this festival.  Check out their website for more info!

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

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The West’s largest bike park (and the “#1 Bike Park in America”, according to Outside Magazine) is part of Mammoth Adventure Center and boasts more than 80 miles of downhill and cross-country trails.

Snowcreek Golf Course and Sierra Star Golf Course

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Hit the links at one of these two area golf courses!

Snowcreek Golf Course offers spectacular views and was designed by Ted Robinson, one of the country’s top course architects.

Sierra Star Golf Course is the state’s highest golf course, at an elevation of 8,000 feet above sea level.


Village at Mammoth

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All of the Village’s great restaurants and shopping options are open year round, and it offers lots of fun family activities during the summer and fall, too.  


  • Mammoth Motocross - June 19-28, 2015
  • Mammoth Food & Wine Experience - June 26-27, 2015
  • Fourth of July
  • Footloose Freedom Mile - July 4, 2015
  • June Lake Triathlon - July 11, 2015
  • USA Cycling, Mountain Bike National Championships - July 14-19, 2015
  • Mammoth Lakes Music Festival - July -August 2015
  • Villagefest - July 24-26, 2015
  • Kids Fishing Festival
  • Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza - July 30-August 2, 2015
  • Mammoth Margarita Festival - August 2015
  • Mammoth Wine Weekend - August 13-16, 2015
  • Mammoth Rocks, Taste of the Sierra - August 21-22, 2015
  • Mammoth Reggae Festival - August 28-29, 2015
  • Labor Day Festival
  • Mammoth Rock N Rye - September 4-6, 2015
  • High Sierra Fall Century and Gran Fondo - September 2015
  • Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games - September 24-27, 2015
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