Ways to Enjoy Mammoth as Summer Winds Down

The Mammoth region is open and accessible all year long. Located about 300 miles from Los Angeles, the popular California mountain resort area also has many fun things you can do as summer winds down. Keep reading for suggestions to consider as you prepare for your visit to the Mammoth area, brought to you by the friendly folks from Mammoth Bound, your one-stop shop for everything from mountain bike and fishing equipment rentals to Mammoth snowboard rental.

Hiking & Backpacking

Enjoy late-summer hiking and backpacking in Mammoth along the many trails here, all of which offer stunning views. Either bring your own gear or get what you need when you get here at one of the local shops. Keep an eye out for secret alpine lakes and forest-draped hideaways as you explore.


Home to more than 800 campsites, the Mammoth area offers plenty of opportunities to get in touch with nature as summer comes to an end. If you’ll be driving here in your own RV, the Mammoth Mountain RV Park & Campground is one of the places where you can set things up once you arrive. Other campgrounds are located near popular area lakes, providing added opportunities to spend some of your time here fishing or enjoying water-based activities.

Biking & Climbing

Several Mammoth trails are designated for mountain and off-road biking. Another possibility is to mix camping with biking. This can be done conveniently at campgrounds offering direct trail access, like the nearby Hartley Springs and Obsidian Flat Group Campgrounds. Late summer is also a perfect time to enjoy climbing and mountaineering in Mammoth. Consider using a local guide service if you’ll be climbing to receive some personalized guidance.


The casual days of late summer are ideal for sightseeing while visiting the Mammoth area. This is something you can do by leisurely walking along various pathways and trails as you view glassy blue lakes, meadows dotted with colorful wildflowers, natural hot springs, granite domes, and other natural and geologic wonders.

Swimming, Boating, Kayaking, & Paddleboarding

The waters in the many lakes throughout the Mammoth area are still very inviting and comfortable as summer winds down. You and anyone else in tow are free to enjoy a lazy day of casual swimming or having fun in a rental boat. If you prefer water adventure, consider renting a kayak or paddleboard here.

Late-Summer Events in the Mammoth Area

Mammoth Mountain hosts many events throughout the year that can make your visit even more memorable and enjoyable. The ones planned for the remainder of summer 2021 include:

• Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Rye (Sept. 3–5) – On Labor Day weekend, the Village at Mammoth will host an event that includes live music and regional brews from 40 distilleries.

• Mammoth Gran Fondo (Sept. 11) – If you have an appreciation for a 102-mile route flanked by jaw-dropping vistas, sign up for this bike-riding event in advance of your visit or just come to watch the action.

• Mammoth Oktoberfest (Sept. 16–18) – Just before summer ends, make your way to the Village at Mammoth for an early celebration of the upcoming fall season with authentic Bavarian cuisine, live music, and cold brews. 

No matter what time of year you visit Mammoth, you’re sure to find plenty of fun, relaxing ways to enjoy your stay. Whether they need high-quality fishing, mountain bike, or ski rental, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at Mammoth Bound. Drop by our store on your way to the mountain or email us at [email protected].

What could be a better souvenir from your trip to Mammoth Mountain than an awesome t-shirt? At Mammoth Bound, we have a wide selection of Mammoth t-shirts to choose from. Make sure to stop in during your trip!

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