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Summer & Fall

Enjoy the Best Summer and Fall Activities

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 is a wide range of fantastic things to do and events to experience during the summer and fall months. And the 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.

You can also find a complete list of summer events in Mammoth Lakes at: https://www.visitmammoth.com/events 

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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 accessible once the snow is cleared during the Spring, Summer and Fall months.  Opening and closing dates are weather dependent.

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Devil's Postpile National Monument

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.

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Summer Events

Every summer weekend in Mammoth there is somethign going on.  Events happen throughout town and at the Village at Mammoth.  You can partake in the Mammoth Yoga Festival,  Unbound Chamber Music Festival, Villagefest Rib Cook-off, Mammoth Margarita Festival, Mammoth Rock N Rye - we even have Mammoth Oktoberfest! 

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Mono Lake

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 naturalist.

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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).

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Mammoth Lakes Basin

Framed by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, pine forests, more than a dozen alpine lakes, cool mountain streams and over 50 miles of hiking trails, the Mammoth Lakes Basin is an outdoor lover’s paradise.

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Snowcreek Golf Course

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

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

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Sierra Star Golf Course

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

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

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Village at Mammoth

Village at Mammoth

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.

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Mammoth Mountain Bike Park

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.

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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Mammoth Brewing Co.

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 http://mammothbluesbrewsfest.com for more info!

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Yoga Lab Mammoth

Located just across the street from the Alpenhof, Yoga Lab welcomes you with a motivating and positive environment where you can nurture your best self - healthy, happy and fit.

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