The drive to Mammoth
offers a spectacular tour of the Eastern Sierra. From the moment
you hit the highway, you travel through one of the most beautiful
portions of California. Valleys give way to mountains and energy
builds until Mammoth Mountain looms in the distance. Access from
all directions via the scenic north-to-south US Hwy 395, running
along the eastern edge of California's Sierra Nevada Range.
Please check with Caltrans for pass and road closures during the
- From Southern California
You'll pass Death Valley, Mount Whitney and the Ancient
Bristlecone Pine Forest. Take I-5 north to State Route 14 north to
US 395 north to State Route 203 (300-375 miles).
- From San Francisco
Arrive via Yosemite National Park in the summer. In winter take
Interstate 80 to Hwy 50 to Kingsbury Grade cutoff to US 395 south
to State Route 203 (320 miles).
- From Nevada/Lake Tahoe
Drive through miles of scenic backcountry, Bodie State Historical
Park and Mono Lake. Take US 395 south to State Route 203 (165
- From Las Vegas,
Tour the deserts interesting rock formations and old gold mining
towns. One of several options is US 95 north to Hwy 266 west; turn
slight left to State Route 168 to US 395 north to State Route 203