Where to Go Snowmobiling in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is home to over 100 miles of trails that are snowmobile-friendly. The region is exquisite, featuring dazzling granite cliff sides, ancient trees, and rolling foothills with some of the best snowmobiling in the country.

Bringing your own snowmobile? Rent a mountain home at 1849 Condos and let the office know you need to park your snowmobile trailer (limited to space available).  

Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures

Mammoth Snowmobiling Adventures tour operator offers two tour options: the 1.5-hour Adventure Tour, and the three-hour Explorer Tour. You and your group will be led by a trained and seasoned guide on entry-level trails. Nothing here will require experience and you will be given a demonstration on steering, shifting gears, and your position on the machine, as well as other information vital to handling the snowmobile. You will also be fitted with a helmet and undergo a prompt safety briefing. The team will cover the popular Mammoth snowmobile trails and what to look out for when you’re riding through the forest. This includes wildlife and incredible views.

Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures by Josh Wray

We suggest arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the departure time. Tours may be cancel or reschedule without warning due to inclement weather.

What to wear

Be sure to dress warm and wear layers. Apply plenty of sunscreen (we recommend wearing at least 50 spf) and drink plenty of water.

Getting there

Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures is located at 10200 Minaret Road, in between the Mammoth Mountain Inn and the Yodler Restaurant and Bar, and across the parking lot from Mammoth Mountain’s Main Lodge. You can take the free bus from your 1849 Mountain Rentals to the Village at Mammoth and then transfer to the red line. Be sure to leave in plenty of time to arrive early.

Touring on your own

Here are three trails that leave from the Shady Rest parking lot. For additional trails, log onto Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access.

Shady Rest to Deadman Creek

This is a beginner-friendly loop with groomed trails that wind through Jeffery Pine Forest and over open terrain. Enjoy views of Mammoth Mountain and San Joaquin Ridge as you follow this 22.3-mile experience.

Shady Rest Staging Area by Josh Wray

Shady Rest to Minaret Vista

Another beginner-friendly tour, this option offers views of Ansel Adams Wilderness and Ritter Range. The 23.2-mile trip follows groomed trails and passes by the Main Lodge – a great place to grab a bite to eat or drink before heading back.

Experienced snowmobilers can extend the adventure and head to the top of San Joaquin Ridge.

Shady Rest to Bald Mountain

A long ride covering 52.3 miles, this half-day experience follows groomed trails on intermediate terrain. Enjoy a mix of open country and forest views, including the Long Valley Caldera. Pass by June Lake Junction on your way home, where you can refuel and grab a bite to eat.

Plan Your Trip Today

Coming home to a spacious condo to warm up, relax and swap stories is a great way to end the day. 1849 Mountain Rentals has you covered. Ready to plan your snowmobiling getaway?

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