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 Mammoth from all directions via the scenic north-to-south Hwy 395, running along the eastern edge of California's Sierra Nevada Range.
Please check with Caltrans for pass and road closures during the winter.
From Southern California
You'll pass Death Valley, Mount Whitney and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Take Interstate 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 Hwy 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 Hwy 395 south to State Route 203 (165 miles)
From Las Vegas
Tour the desert's interesting rock formations and old gold mining towns. One of several options is Hwy 95 north to Hwy 266 west; turn slight left to State Route 168 to Hwy 395 north to State Route 203 (310 miles).