A Guide to Summertime Fun in Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain is open year-round. As temperatures rise and it’s time to put your skis and snowboard away, feel free to shift into summer mode and return to the Mammoth area for the many warm-weather activities here. If you need some suggestions or inspiration, here’s a rundown of what you can do in Mammoth during the summer, brought to you by the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your year-round one-stop shop for everything from fishing gear to mountain biking equipment and Mammoth snowboard rentals.

Biking

Mammoth treats you to more than 80 miles of bike-friendly trails and pathways. Plus, there’s a vast beginner zone where you can bask in the region’s natural beauty. It’s perfect if you or anyone coming with you is looking to brush up on biking skills in a safe, serene setting.

Hiking

You’ll find hiking trails in the Mammoth area for every skill level, from beginner and intermediate to more advanced. There are nearly endless hiking options for every preference. If your goal is to see the sights, you can always hike your way up the western side of Mammoth Mountain. Other popular hiking trails in the Mammoth area include:

• Crystal Lake Trail
• Convict Lake Trail Loop
• Sherwin Lakes Trail
• Duck Pass and Pika Lake Trail

Note: In the summer, the hiking trails are accessible via the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Shuttle.

Camping

Camp High Sierra has been a popular Mammoth camping spot since 1921. It’s a great place to spend some quality time during the summer in Mammoth. What’s more, you don’t have to “rough it” to go camping here. Amenities include:

• Rustic bunk-style cabins
• Free hot showers
• A recreational area

Note: You’ll need to register before you visit Camp Sierra, although there are other campsites in the area you can check out as well.

Enjoying the Water

With five lakes directly inside the town of Mammoth Lakes, you’ll have no problem finding water-related things to do in Mammoth during the summer. Fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding are among the many water-based activities in the Mammoth area.

Golfing

Tee off this summer in Mammoth by putting your golfing skills to the test on immaculate forest-lined fairways at the Sierra Star Golf Course. Book tee times conveniently online.

Checking Out Local Points of Interest

Mammoth Mountain itself is a sight to behold, with its assortment of stunning landscapes. You’ll be equally impressed if you do some exploring at some of the nearby points of interest. The most popular sites adjacent to Mammoth or accessible from the main lodge include:

• Devils Postpile
• Rainbow Falls
• Reds Meadow

Visiting Mammoth’s Adventure Center

If you prefer access to multiple family-friendly summertime activities in one convenient location, make your way to the Adventure Center at Mammoth’s main lodge. The list of the things you’re welcome to enjoy here includes:

• Guided climbing
• Gondola rides to the summit
• Sundeck dining options
• Giving the ropes course or climbing wall a try

The Adventure Center is also where you can have some family fun on the bungee trampoline. Additionally, there’s a kid-friendly junior zip line designed with younger summer adventure seekers in mind.

No matter what time of year you visit Mammoth Mountain, you’re sure to find plenty of fun, relaxing ways to enjoy your stay. Whether they need fishing gear, mountain biking equipment, or high-quality ski rentals, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at ASO Mammoth. Drop by our store on your way to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444.