Discover Mammoth Today

8-14-2017 – Good Morning from Mammoth Lakes, we have clear skies today in town and over Mammoth Mountain. 

Weather wise we expect hazy skies this am with no t storms this week. 

The haze is from lot’s of dispersed smoke in the area.

Expect more light smoke today in the late afternoon hours and overnight. This am my windows are open and I do not smell any smoke.

Highs today and thru the week will be in the 70s in town. Night time lows will be in the 40s to low 50s. For full details on Mammoth Weather check out are weather page.

Mammoth Mountain 8-10-2017 – 7 AM – Photo by The Snowman The road and the shuttle down to Reds Meadow is now open and ready for summer fun. Rainbow Fall is running large at this time. The trail down to the Falls is closed. Also to note the Minaret Vista is now open as well.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin Road is open with all lodges open. Camping is now open on a first come basis at all campgrounds. 

Fishing is fantastic down at Crowley, get a guide and you will get some large hook ups. Up in the Lakes Basin fishing season is now in full swing with some nice hooks ups and full stringers. 

If your into the Stand Up Paddle Boarding game, lake Mary is ready to go. Might want a pair of water booties since the water is still on the cold side, Horseshoe lakes is also FULL!  Also June Lake in the morning before the wind hits is a great place to SUP. Hit up the June Lake Beach for access to the lake.

You can rent a SUP over at Footloose Sports right as you enter town, they also have a discount day on Thursday. Get in early the boards rent out fast.

Mammoth Lakes Paved Trails are in great shape and are a great place to take a walk, run or bike ride. The best trail is the Mammoth Lakes Basin IMHO. Ride the shuttle up to Horseshoe Lake and ride 3.5 miles back to town. 

Most trails below the 10,500 foot level are now melted out so lot’s to start choosing from if you want to hike.

The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park is open with riding off the top to the bottom, 3000 vertical feet of downhill fun. 

Inyo Forest Bike Trails are also now all open with 100% snow free access. These trails tend to get warm mid day so ride them during the am hours. Here is the link to learn more about these trails:

All local Golf courses are open as is the Snow Creek Driving Range. Nothing like golf at 8000 feet.

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Mammoth Lakes Basin Photos 7-16-2017



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