Horseback Riding in Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park,
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.
Another wonderful way to view the magnificent vistas of Mammoth Lakes is horseback riding. There are local pack outfitters, that offer many rides with horses, an hour-long, half and full day long and week tours into the Ansel Adams and John Muir wilderness area.
A perfect ride for families is the 2-hour ride to Heart Lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, passing a mining camp and a historic gold mine. You can also have guided rides along Red’s Meadow, McGee Canyon, Convict Lake and Rock Creek.
If you want to have a far west experience, you can be a real cowboy on the horse during spring and fall seasons. You don’t need to have any experience; instructors will guide you through with ropes.
How to Get to Destination
FROM Los Angeles
309 mi / 497.3 km, 4 hrs 56 mins
Start out going northwest on W 1st St towards S Broadway. Take the 1st right onto N Broadway. Merge onto US-101 N toward 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.
FROM San Francisco
329 mi / 529.5 km, 5 hrs 50 mins
Start out going south on Van Ness Ave/US-101 toward 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.
Los Angeles International Ariport,
315 mi / 507 km
Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.
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