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 $367.00 for the first 4 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
Yes, you sure can, we also offer complimentary child seats and boosters.
A handful of Mammoth Lakes most scenic places, while learning about their rich history. Our stops will include the Lakes Basin, Old Mammoth’s Historic mining area, Minaret Vista, Hot Creek geological site, Hayden Cabin Museum, and more.
Due Covid-19, we can do private trailhead shuttle anytime to the Devil’s Post Pile long term parking lot. Under normal times access is limited to the Reds Meadow Shuttle, normally from the end of June to early September. We will be happy to take you there before and after the shuttle system is in operation.
Yes, Due Covid-19 we will be happy to drive you there anytime of the day. An alternative and preferred option by the Rangers is to take the Reds Meadow shuttle system which normally operates between 7:30AM and 7:30PM from Main Lodge Area starting by the end of June to early September. Be advised we can only provide transportation to the parking lot. From there, Rainbow Falls is about 1.5 miles walk, we recommend you plan about 2-3 hours for your round trip visit. An alternative is to contact Red’s Meadow Resort and do the trail on horseback.
In order to run our tours we have a three passenger minimum or we would need to collect payment equivalent of three passengers. If we have an existing tour and there are available seats, and the group has not requested a private tour, we would be happy to add you to that tour. If you are a solo traveler and would like to be added to a tour, or would like a private tour, please contact us for further information and availability.