The Southern Sierra Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Southern Sierra - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Hume Lake

This reservoir, built by loggers in the early 1900s, is now the site of several church-affiliated camps, a gas station, and a public...

June Lake Loop

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Heading south from Lee Vining, U.S. 395 intersects the June Lake Loop. This gorgeous 17-mile drive follows an old glacial canyon past...

Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth's seven main lakes are popular for fishing and boating in summer, and a network of multi-use paths connects them to the North...

Mammoth Rock 'n' Bowl

  • Sports–Sight

A sprawling complex with sweeping views of the Sherwin Mountains, Mammoth Rock 'n' Bowl supplies one-stop recreation, entertainment,...

Minaret Vista

  • Geological Site

The glacier-carved sawtooth spires of the Minarets, the remains of an ancient lava flow, are best viewed from the Minaret Vista. Pull...

Mono Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Since the 1940s Los Angeles has diverted water from this lake, exposing striking towers of tufa, or calcium carbonate. Court victories...

Panorama Gondola

  • Mountain–Sight

Even if you don't ski, ride the gondola to see Mammoth Mountain, the aptly named dormant volcano that gives Mammoth Lakes its name. Gondolas...

Village at Mammoth

  • Town/Village

This huge complex of shops, restaurants, and luxury accommodations is the town's tourist center, and the venue for many special events—check...

Yosemite Gateway Gallery Row

  • Museum/Gallery

Find out what mountain art is all about at this enclave of five galleries representing dozens of painters, sculptors, and other artists.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Travel back to a time when powerful steam locomotives hauled massive log trains through the Sierra. This 4-mile, narrow-gauge railroad...


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