Optimize Your Vacation by Allowing Us To Show You the Must See Scenic Spots In Mammoth Lakes
4 Hours (Door-to-Door) – Learn more about life in this idyllic mountain town, its resident bear community, and how the ski resort started. During your tour you’ll see some of Mammoth Lakes most scenic spots, including: the Lakes Basin, Old Mammoth’s Historic mining area, Minaret Vista, Hot Creek geological site, Hayden Cabin Museum, and more.
Lakes Basin: Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake George, Lake Mamie, and Horseshoe Lake are located along Lake Mary Road, with elevations starting at 8,540 ft. to 9,008 ft. These lake beds were scooped out of solid rock by glaciers and are popular for fishing, boating, and photography. Picnic areas are available at several locations.
Hot Creek: Hot Creek is a phenomenon of live hot springs and fumaroles (gas vents) which heat a cold mountain stream. Hot Creek is closed to Swimming, due to varying temperatures of the water.
Hayden Cabin: Mammoth museum, a 1927 log cabin, is one of the earliest accommodations in the area. Bed and breakfast style, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden operated in the summer, offering beds, meals, and hunting and fishing guide services for visitors. Handcrafted by Mr. Hayden to withstand the harsh climates in Mammoth, the buildings and all furniture are well preserved, and most of the tools, kitchenware, and other objects from that time are on display.
Mammoth Lakes Tour Details and Pricing
MAWS Transportation, also known as Mammoth All Weather Shuttle (MAWS), offers two types of Mammoth Lakes Tours; group tours and private tours. Group tours are offered to combine multiple groups at the same time, giving you the opportunity to meet new folks and share the tour with others. Our private tours cater to one group only, where all the passengers know each other, and book the tour together. Whether you are booking into a group tour or scheduling a private tour, you will thoroughly enjoy your tour of Mammoth Lakes!
All tours include the following:
Pick-up time from your condo or hotel in Mammoth Lakes is between 7:30AM and 8:00AM, returning around 12:00PM and 12:30PM.
What are the benefits of booking a private tour? Customized stops based on what you are most wanting to see and experience during the tour. Pick-up and drop-off times can be adjusted to better meet your needs. MAWS also offers additional stops and extended tours (based on availability). The biggest benefit is that you and your group will have the undivided attention of your guide all to yourselves!
Pricing for the Mammoth Lakes Tour starts at $267.00 for the first 3 passengers to operate the tour, additional passenger or individual rate when joining a scheduled group is $89.00. Our tours can accommodate groups up to 14 passengers, and discounts are offered for larger groups. Book online or contact us for more information on pricing, scheduling, and availability.
5 Star Review on Yelp
My family and I were visiting Mammoth Lakes for the first time and we wanted to arrange a tour to do some sight seeing. Lucas took us to some really great spots that we would have NEVER found without him. He is extremely informed and is truly knowledgeable about the history and area. Our tour was supposed to last 4 1/2 hours and he extended it because we requested it see some other things beyond those offered. He was so kind about our requests and we truly appreciated his willingness to help us. Prior to our tour, he was very responsive to our questions via phone calls. I loved how professional he was. He was on time (huge plus) and also gave us some great recommendations (June Lake Beach is a must)! i highly recommend scheduling a tour, especially if it’s your first time in Mammoth. Thanks Lucas and MAWS!
– Esther V. on 8/3/2014
Frequently Asked Questions
What do we see on the Mammoth Lakes tour?
Mammoth’s most scenic places and learn about it’s history, including the Lakes Basin, Old Mammoth’s Historic mining area, Minaret Vista, Hot Creek geological site, Hayden Cabin Museum, and more.
Can you takes us to Devil’s Post Pile?
Devil’s Post Pile has it’s own bus system which will take you there, normally from the end of June to early September. We will be happy to take you there before and after the bus system is in operation.
Can you drive us to Rainbow Falls?
Rainbow Falls is about 1.5 miles walk from the parking lot, and we recommend you take about 2 hours for this trip. An alternative is to contact Red’s Meadow Resort and do the trail on horseback.