Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
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Mammoth Lakes is a resort area centered around the Mammoth Mountain ski area. This scenic area is a summer paradise for hiking, fishing, boating, golf and other recreational pursuits.

In summer, hikers with dogs can ride the Panorama Gondola to the top of the ski mountain and hike down the backside alongside a chain of lakes and streams.

Dogs are allowed on trails at Devil's Postpile National Monument and on the free shuttle buses in town and the national park shuttle to Red's Meadow and Devil's Postpile.

Muzzles are required on buses but not on the gondola.

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Frankie & Storm hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Photo by Stephanie Clemens.
Frankie & Storm hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Photo by Stephanie Clemens.
Looking for a road trip that will have your dog wagging her tail the whole way? Free up four or more days for a leisurely junket on the federally designated Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway (Highway 395). It runs 150 miles between Topaz, just over the state line in Nevada, and Bishop in Southern California, skirting the Eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada, including our friends at Mammoth Lakes. The views are stunning, traffic is (usually) light and there’s much to explore along the way.

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Photo by Visit Mammoth.
Photo by Visit Mammoth.
There are few spots better to vacation with your dog than majestic Mammoth Lakes. The landscape is breathtaking, the adventures are epic, and the people, trails, and accommodations couldn’t be more dog-friendly. So whether you’re looking for a winter excursion or a summer mountain escape, here are some activities to consider with your dog in Mammoth Lakes. more »
Bodie, Gauge and Justice at Bodie State Historic Park. <br/>Photo Credit: @justice818
Bodie, Gauge and Justice at Bodie State Historic Park.
Photo Credit: @justice818
You have a couple of options here, but the most direct route sends you back to Lake Tahoe and around the North Shore via Highway 267 to its intersection with Highway 50. By now you will have, in an indirect way, circled the lake. Follow 50 up and over the mountains to Carson City and head south on Highway 395, a designated national scenic byway skirting the snow-capped Eastern Sierra. more »
Taking in the beauty of Mammoth Lakes. Photo Credit: @elle.lynn.k
Taking in the beauty of Mammoth Lakes. Photo Credit: @elle.lynn.k
Three hours south of Tahoe and five hours northeast from Los Angeles, Mammoth Lakes beckons not just downhill skiers, but DogTrekkers vacationing with their best four-legged friends. Whether you’re coming to the area from north or south, you’re in for hours of visual delights as you cruise Highway 395, a federally designated scenic byway skirting the snow-capped Eastern Sierra. more »
Dog playing in Mammoth Lakes
Panda playing in the Mammoth Pines. CC kpuipui99
Whether you’re coming to the Mammoth Lakes area from north or south, you’re in for hours of visual delights as you cruise Highway 395, a federally designated scenic byway skirting the snow-capped Eastern Sierramore »
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
Why hurry to Yosemite National Park when the journey can be as rewarding as the destination? The Yosemite Region encompasses four gateway counties, each with its own unique set of attractions. This week we celebrate Yosemite’s 150th anniversary with a look at places and diversions for DogTrekkers to check out along the major highway corridors leading to the iconic park.  more »
Tahoe Cross Country
Tahoe Cross Country - Photo: Phil King
Yes, it will snow again — and when it does, you and your best friend will find groomed cross-country trails as well as limitless tracts of public lands to glide on. Be sure to check with these centers regarding their status prior to heading out. more »
Romance Dog
It's February, and Cupid is calling. Time to sniff out an alpine love nest, just for the three of you. Don’t worry about the weather, as romantic splurges are as much about cuddling as exploring the destination. more »
Mono Vision
Mono County in the Eastern Sierra is connected to Yosemite National Park via Highway 120, the “Tioga Road,” which crests the Sierra Nevada at 9,943-foot Tioga Pass, traverses the park and exits 59 miles later at the Big Oak Flat portal in Tuolumne County. more »
Dogs at Mammoth LakesThe Mammoth Lakes area of the Eastern Sierra holds some of California's most stunning—and paw-friendly —high-altitude landscapes. At Mammoth Mountain, hikers with leashed dogs can hop aboard the Panorama Gondola for a ride to the mountain's 11,053-foot summit and 360-degree views of surrounding peaks. more »
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