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Minaret Vista

Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Awesome Views

Spectacular vista of the mountain range to the west and the valley floor below. Several guides... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thomas A
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Paso Robles, California, United States
Take your breath away!

What can you say other then the sites take your breath away. I recommend just after sunrise so you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spectacular vista of the mountain range to the west and the valley floor below. Several guides, maps to identify peaks, etc. Also can see where the JMT and the PCT meet and the middle fork of the San Joaquin River. Devil's Pospile is even visible,...More

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What can you say other then the sites take your breath away. I recommend just after sunrise so you can see its true beauty. Just amazing no matter what time of day ou go..

Thank U5922WCbarbaras
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short drive, bike, walk or run from Mammoth Mountain. Just before the park entrance gate you turn right and up to a parking lot. Tables for picnics and restrooms available. The view is worth the trip.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It's a short drive past Mammoth Mountain to the windy viewpoint called Minaret Vista. The Minarets are often snow-covered even into summer.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Visited the lookout point right before leaving and the whole experience was amazing. The drive up to the point was snow and tree filled. Once to the view point you see snow capped mountains and bright blue skies. Highly recommended.

Thank Bobak R
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Close to town and the entrance to go to Devils Postpile...Very nice place...Parking is limited so prepare for that

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Never pass up the opportunity to drive the extra miles to the Minarets. The vista look-out is simply breath-taking. Great photo ops of the entire Sierra Range and Mammoth Mountain.

Thank 998dorothyh
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Easy drive to a vast and gorgeous vista with stunning views of the Minarets and the backside of Yosemite. The valley below (I think the Red Valley) has a fascinating history.

Thank Tina1687
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The drive up to the Vista is easy and paved, the parking lot was fine. The views of the mountains and valley below you are fantastic. This is a great spot to take photos of the Minaret mountains.

Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you have a chance stop in at the Minaret Vista just past Mammoth Lakes Ca. The view is tremendous how ever the road while being very passable is in desperate need of paving.

Thank thibbs1955
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CCharis
11 January 2017|
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Response from Ronald C | Reviewed this property |
The vista is only open if they clear the Road from the Main Lodge to the Vista but with the winter snows I don't think you will be able to get their until until April or June.
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