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
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.
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!
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).
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!