Scenic Gondola Rides

Scenic Gondola Rides

Scenic Gondola

Breathtaking Views, Lunch, and Learning

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet is perhaps the most stunning view you'll find in California. Enjoy 360 degree views of over 400 miles of high altitude peaks. But don't be fooled by the remote elevation – once you reach the top you'll discover there's plenty to do. You'll be amazed at what you find above 11,000 feet.

 Hours: Closed for the Summer



$5 Off Scenic Gondola Ride with Reds Meadow Ticket*

Use your Reds Meadow (Devils Postpile) shuttle ticket for $5 off a Mammoth Scenic Gondola ride.

Regular Scenic Gondola Ride Prices: Adult $24, Teen & Senior $19; Discounted Prices with Reds Meadow Shuttle Ticket: Adult $19, Teen & Senior $14.

*Reds Meadow shuttle ticket valid for discounted Scenic Gondola Ride on the same day or the day following the Reds Meadow shuttle ride.  Reds Meadow shuttle ticket must be turned in at time of Scenic Gondola Ride purchase to receive discount. 

Show your ticket at the Adventure Center to get your discount!


Picnic Pack Kids Minarets

Lookout Lunch


Add a nutritious lunch to your Scenic Gondola Ride for only a few dollars!


Choose either a Mammoth Picnic Pack for lunch on the mountain or choose one of the delicious hot options available at the Top of the Sierra Cafe.

Lunch Options


Mammoth Picnic Pack - choice of sandwich, salad or wrap, side, drink and dessert in a convenient backpack to take on the trails.

Top of the Sierra Cafe -  Soups and Chili; Tri-Tip, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Cheese Sandwich plus a side and drink.


Lookout Lunch
(Includes Lunch and Scenic Gondola Ride)
Adult 19 - 64 $31
Youth 13 - 18 $24
Senior 65 and Over $24
Child 12 and Under


Senior (80+) 80 and over


Scenic Gondola Ride (single ride)AgePrice
Adult 19 - 64 $24
Youth 13 - 18 $19
Senior 65 - 79 $19
Child 7 - 12  $12
Child With Paying Adult (Max 2 Per Adult)
7 - 12 FREE
Kids 6 & under FREE
Senior (80+) 80 & over FREE
Passholders All Ages FREE
Lookout Lunch (includes lunch & ride)AgePrice
Adult 19 - 64 $30
Youth 13 - 18 $23
Senior 65 - 79 $23
Child 7 - 12  $6
Senior (80+) 80 & over $12

Interpretive Center

Explore the Eastern Sierra at the first interpretive center of its kind.  Located at the summit of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet, stop in before you hike or ride down from the peak to learn about the natural history of Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra.

Displays and topics include:

  • Volcanic history
  • Geology
  • Weather patterns
  • Cultural heritage
  • Views of the Eastern Sierra landscape - the Minarets, Mono Lake, and 400 miles of peaks averaging 12,000 feet in elevation.

Admission is free with that day's Scenic Gondola Ride ticket, Bike Park ticket or a valid season pass.

Top of the Sierra

Fuel up before your hike or ride at California’s highest eatery – the Top of Sierra Café and Market!  Stop in to grab a gourmet sandwich, market fresh salad, fresh soups or a light snack or energy boost.

Check out the Lookout Lunch for the best dining deal in the Sierra – for only $31 per adult you get a Scenic Gondola Ride and lunch at Top of Sierra Café.  Youth and Seniors are only $24.

Hiking in Mammoth Lakes

There are several scenic hiking trails on Mammoth Mountain. Get your free Hiking Guide at the Adventure Center before you board the Panorama Gondola.

Dogs on a leash are welcome.

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