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So Long Summer, Hello Fall

Sep 04, 2017

Golden leaves and a blue alpine in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

For diehard skiers and riders, fall typically signifies the imminent return of winter. Days become shorter, mornings frostier, and snow gear slowly starts to re-emerge from the back of the closest. For others, especially following the never-ending winter of the 2016/17 season, fall is a chance to get outdoors and revel in the peace and quiet of one last season before the snow starts to fly again. 

Here are a few ways to maximize your fall fun in Mammoth and beyond:

Stay Lakeside at Tamarack Lodge – Book a stay at this rustic, historic lodge located on the banks of Twin Lakes, and enjoy boat rides and bike rentals, a bottle of wine, and a complimentary photographers guide book. 

Explore Yosemite National Park – The eastern entrance to Yosemite is a short 40-minute drive north of Mammoth Lakes, and fall is the perfect season to explore everything the park has to offer without mid-summer crowds. 

Take a Hike – The Eastern Sierra landscape transforms into fiery bursts of red, orange and yellow come late September. From on-mountain treks to roaming around the Lakes Basin or the June Lake Loop, and even up to Bridgeport, there are hikes galore to experience the magic of fall. 

Check out more autumn adventures and savings and start planning your Sierra getaway.

Golden Aspen leaves on a fall Sierra day.

Looking up at the face of Yosemite's El Capitan mountain, with golden fall trees at its base.