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Great pic op

Great place to stop, relax and take in the panoramic view of the Minarets. Don't forget your... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Anchorage, Alaska
Beautiful overlook!

Minaret Vista view is beautiful and it is free to anyone who plan to go here. Little bit of drive... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great place to stop, relax and take in the panoramic view of the Minarets. Don't forget your camera.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Superdeek
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is an excellent location to cycle to and enjoys a splendid view of the Eastern Sierras, including Mts. Ritter, Banner and the Minarets. It’s about 8 miles from Mammoth Lakes and on the way back down you have the option of cycling down The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Minaret Vista view is beautiful and it is free to anyone who plan to go here. Little bit of drive from the main city of Mammoth Lakes but it’s worth it if you’re in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee_Thao15
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This place is absolutely heavenly, no matter what season you visit it. I recently visited it in the fall —mid October — to experience the stunning, colorful aspen trees, the majestic pines, and the most strikingly beautiful night-time skies — sprinkled with stars with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lourdes A
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The main entrance road was closed off for some reason but the secondary road was open. When we got to a viewing area, the wind was blowing pretty hard and I wish I had pulled my hair back. I'm not sure if we ended up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The views from Minaret Vista rival those in nearby Yosemite NP. Since you are facing west, the views are better in the morning hours. You get a great look at the Reds Meadow Valley below as well as several high mountains in the Sierra Nevada....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeremiah Z
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Hanging out at the Minaret Vista when the road is open is one of my favorite things to do in Mammoth. The view changes almost every 10 minutes. It's absolutely breath taking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lela G
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This is a free viewing area just massing the main lodge at mammoth. The parking area holds lots of cars and there are hiking trails in the immediate area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wvillamil
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Beautiful views and a great way to enjoy a Spectacular sunset just a mile from the Mammoth Mountain Inn!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheMapMan123
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Make sure to make the short drive to the vista point, or hike up there. It is a breathtaking mountain view. We saw it in the morning but it supposed to be even more wonderful in the sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dorli B
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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.