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Hot Air Ballooning in Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, California USA

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Pilots and balloons FAA certificated
Mammoth Lakes is located near Mammoth Mountain, in California’s eastern Sierra about 100 mi/161 km south of Nevada State Line, 9 mi/14.5 km northwest of Mount Morrison, at an elevation of 7880 ft/2402 m, Mono County, California, USA.

If you find yourself at the Sierra, you should definitely try hot air ballooning. It is a one of a lifetime experience in the Sierra Sunrise. Mammoth Balloon Adventures will also take care of your ground transport with a 4-WD jeep ride.

You can flight in the sunrise, only when the air is cool and the weather conditions are calm early in the morning. Balloons can take from one to six passengers. Don’t worry about your safety, because pilots and balloons are both FAA certificated, insured and licensed.

Upon arrival, you can help to unload the wicker basket. After following the necessary instructions, the balloon rises from its prone position. During winter months, snowmobiles are used to ferry the basket and deflated balloon across the meadow to the waiting vehicle.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
309 miles/497.29 km, 4 hours 56 minutes
Start out going northwest on W 1st St towards S Broadway. Take the 1st right onto N Broadway. Merge onto US-101 N towards Hollywood Fwy/Harbor Fwy. Merge onto CA-110 N via EXIT 3 towards Pasadena. Take the I-5 FWY N/Golden State Fwyexit, EXIT 26A, on the left towards Sacramento. Merge onto I-5 N. Keep right to take I-5-TRUCK N towards CA-14 N. Merge onto CA-14 N towards Palmdale/Lancaster. CA-14 N becomes US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA9 3546.
BY CAR FROM San Francisco
329 miles/529.47 km, 5 hours 50 minutes
Start out going south on Van Ness Ave/US-101 towards Fell St. Merge onto US-101 S/Central Fwy towards I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose. Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left towards Bay Bridge/Oakland. Merge onto I-580 E toward CA-24/Hayward-Stockton. Keep left to take I-205 E towards Tracy/Stockton. Merge onto I-5 N. Merge onto CA-120 E via EXIT 461 towards Manteca/Sonora. Merge onto CA-99 N/CA-120 E via the exit on the left toward Sacramento/Sonora. Take the CA-120 E/Yosemite Ave exit,EXIT 242, toward Sonora. Turn right onto E Yosemite Ave/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-120. Turn left onto E F St/CA-108/CA-120. Continue to follow CA-108 E. Turn right onto Peaceful Oak Rd/CA-108. Take the 1st left onto Mono Way/Sonora Pass Hwy/CA-108 E. Continue to follow CA-108 E (Portions may be closed seasonally). Turn right onto US-395 S. Make a U-turn onto US-395 N. Turn slight right onto 03s434 (Portions unpaved). Stay straight to go onto 03s438 (Portions unpaved). Take the 1st right onto N1206 (Portions unpaved). N1206 becomes 03s440 (Portions unpaved). Welcome to MAMMOTH LAKES, CA93546.
BY AIR
Los Angeles International Ariport,
315 miles/506.94 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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