Six hundred years ago, a massive explosion heated rock and ground water, causing a large blast zone. Three craters were formed. Today, snow melt and rainwater create emerald green pools in the craters.
Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas of the Inyo Craters Trail. Please follow posted signs and clean up after your pet.
1.4 miles (2.25 km) round-trip uphill hiking trail.
From Mammoth Scenic Loop Road follow signs to Inyo Craters. Take 1.3 mile (2km) unpaved road to trailhead.