The Southern Sierra Sights

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Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park

  • Museum/Gallery

For a dose of colorful foothills history, make a quick stop at this engaging local museum centered around two 1870s houses. ...

Hot Creek Fish Hatchery

  • Fish Hatchery

This outdoor fish hatchery has the breeding ponds for many of the fish—typically from 3 to 5 million annually—with which the state...

Hot Creek Geological Site

  • Geological Site

Forged by an ancient volcanic eruption, the geological site is a landscape of boiling hot springs, fumaroles, and occasional geysers.

Hume Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

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

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

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

  • Restaurant–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...

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...