Enjoy Outdoor Adventures in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

View of kayaks in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Home to scenic lakes, jagged peaks, and lush pine forests, the Mammoth Lakes Basin is one of the top destinations for outdoor recreation in the Eastern Sierra. Book your stay with 1849 Mountain Rentals and easily access hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, and rock climbing adventures just two miles down the road. Hop on the free Mammoth Lakes Trolley and enjoy complimentary transportation up Lake Mary Road and Twin Lakes Loop. Read on to learn more about what to do at the Mammoth Lakes Basin this summer!

How to Get to the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Get to the Mammoth Lakes Basin via the free Mammoth Lakes Basin Trolley with Eastern Sierra Transit. Access the bus across from the Village on Canyon Blvd and access several bus stops along Lake Mary Road and Twin Lakes Loop. The bus departs every 30 minutes on the weekend and every hour during the week, with the first bus leaving at 9 am and the last bus at 5:30 pm. 

If you ride the trolley on the weekend, you will be joined by a costumed entertainer from the Historical Society. The entertainer will share stories and keep you informed on town events during your stay!

5 Things to Do at Mammoth Lakes Basin

Save 10% on your summer equipment with Black Tie Adventure Rentals. Reserve e-bikes and stand-up paddleboarding rentals for your time in the Mammoth Lakes Basin:

  1. Discover the trailheads accessible from the trolley and explore endless miles of hiking and biking trails in the basin. Get off at stop 100 to access several trails from the Coldwater Creek Trailhead for all ability levels. Or head to stop 104 and hike the family-friendly Horseshoe Lake Loop Trail.
  2. Discover some of the best fishing in the area within the Mammoth Lakes Basin, stocked regularly with rainbow, brown, and brook trout. Fish from the shore or take a boat out into Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, or Lake George.
  3. Paddle the calm and clear waters of the basin and enjoy an idyllic water adventure amongst the mountains. Launch your SUP from Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, Lake George, or Twin Lakes. 
  4. Cool down from the summer heat at Horseshoe Lake. Play at the beach together and enjoy swimming away from motorized boats. 
  5. On the southwest shores of Horseshoe Lake, you can find beginner-friendly rock climbing at Horseshoe Slabs. If you would prefer to climb with a local guide, we recommend Ground Up Climbing

Stay near Mammoth Lakes Adventures with 1849

Stay closer to authentic adventures this summer with 1849 Mountain Rentals, just two miles from the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Explore our Mammoth Lakes condo rentals and find the perfect basecamp for your summer getaway. Enjoy amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, spacious living rooms, WiFi, and parking. Whether you are a couple looking for a one-bedroom condo or a family looking for more space in a four-bedroom home, we have you covered!