What’s There to Do at Mammoth during Summertime?

For many people, Mammoth brings to mind visions of snow-covered hills and cascading terrain spread out across a very tall mountain at the resort located here. However, those same areas are just as appealing when the snow melts. If you need some more convincing, keep reading to discover the many things to love about the entire Mammoth area when visiting in 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.

Mammoth Mountain Is a Perfect Summer Fun Destination

If you have plans for a family trip this summer, Mammoth Mountain is the place to go. It’s ideal for any summer travelers but even more appealing for families preferring an assortment of things to do in one spot.

If kids will be with you, a great place to get started is at the Mammoth Adventure Center over by the Main Lodge. It has kid-friendly rope courses, a junior zip line, and archery targets kids can safely shoot at with foam-tipped arrows.

Whether you’ll be traveling solo or with kids or friends during the summer, Mammoth Mountain has many other summertime fun opportunities, with possibilities including:

• Biking along the 80-plus miles of single-track paths at the Mammoth Bike Park
• Enjoying a guided climbing adventure along the cliffs of Mammoth Mountain
• Checking out the many scenic hiking trails
• Taking a scenic gondola ride to the mountain’s summit, which also has a café perched at the top

Summer Is a Great Time to Do Some Sightseeing Here

The Mammoth area has many scenic spots that are ideal for summer visitors. If you go to the Reds Meadow Valley, you can see several scenic wonders in one convenient location, including:

• Devils Postpile National Monument
• Rainbow Falls
• Agnew Meadows
• Crystal-clear streams and lakes

Eastern Sierra Transit operates shuttle service in the Reds Meadow Valley area and throughout other Mammoth-area locations from early June through the first part of September. There’s also free shuttle service from Mammoth Mountain to nearby Mammoth Lakes, which makes it even easier to take in the sights during a summer visit here.

Camping Opportunities Abound

The Mammoth area is home to what many outdoor enthusiasts consider some of the best campsites on the West Coast. A summer camping experience here comes with added perks that include days that are typically less humid because of the higher elevations and nearby lakes. Camp High Sierra and Twin Lakes Campground, which has picnic tables and an on-site general store, are among the most popular camping spots in the area.

Mammoth Is an Angler’s Dream

Fishing is one of the most popular summertime activities in the Mammoth area. A big part of the reason is the many easily accessible lakes here, most of which are well-stocked with an assortment of trout species. The top fishing spots in the area include:

• Convict Lake – well-known for its impressive scenic beauty
• Crowley Lake – home to a popular fishing camp that’s perfect for overnight stays
• Lake Mamie – filled with larger trout species
• Twin Lakes – home to a majestic waterfall

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.