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Stunning night-time skies and panoramic views

This place is absolutely heavenly, no matter what season you visit it. I recently visited it in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lourdes A
Riverside, California
Great view of the area

The main entrance road was closed off for some reason but the secondary road was open. When we got... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane D
Garden Grove, California, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeremiah Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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!

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.

Thank Dorli B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to view the mountains and take pictures, including good panoramic shots. Easy drive from village.

Thank PatDSalemOR
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I have visited Minaret Vista many times; it never disappoints. The view of the Ritter Range and peaks all the way to Yosemite is breathtaking.

Thank yosemiterisk
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It's just a short drive past the Main Lodge. You will have a great view of the Mountains, including the Minarets. They're the jagged ones, featured in The Wizard of Oz, where the monkeys flew out. Fun fact, huh?

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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.