There’s no place like Mammoth Lakes! Located in sunny California, Mammoth Lakes is actually nothing quite like the California you have in mind. Here, you won’t find any palm trees or beaches. Instead, you’ll be in the midst of an awe-inspiring, year-round outdoor adventureland. When we’re talking about the picturesque mountains, the name “Mammoth” can speak for itself just to give you a hint of the size of the mountains you’ll find here.

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Cabins on Mammoth Lakes

Not only are the mountains a site to see, but also the wide span of valleys, crystal clear mountain lakes and the limitless chances for one-of-a-kind adventures are right outside your door. The main thing that makes this place unlike anywhere else are the storybook scenes that will leave you in awe. Not only will it spark the imagination, but it will make every moment and every place feel like art.

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Located just 45 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park is one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. From the infinite mountain peaks to the gorgeous waterfalls, peaceful lakes and forests, Yosemite contains a diverse amount of magnificent natural beauty for an unforgettable adventure. At Yosemite, visitors can enjoy hundreds of hiking trails and maybe even walk out to the edge of a 3,000-foot cliff. If you have a fear of heights, why not experience the great depth of the chasm from the Valley Rim. Also on Yosemite property are wildflower gardens and permanent snowfields. Thus, no trip from Mammoth to Yosemite is complete without greeting the true giants of the tree world—the Sequoias.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is very easy to get to from Mammoth Lakes, and together they are a perfect pairing for any outdoor enthusiast’s itinerary. To get there from Mammoth Lakes during summer and fall, take the Tioga Pass State Highway 120 to the eastern gate into Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Area Regional Transit offers transportation for visitors who would prefer to travel by bus from outlying communities into Yosemite Valley rather than drive themselves. For an affordable fare, round-trip tickets are available for purchase and offer a scenic ride into the park. All you have to do is leave your vehicle parked at your hotel.

Have you ever been to Mammoth Lakes for Yosemite? Have you been to both for one trip?

We’d love to hear your tips and itinerary, tell us all about it in the comments! To learn more about Mammoth Lakes, visit their visitor site here.