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Minaret Vista

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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so. bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

From the Vista, you can see the whole Minaret Range, one of the oldest rocks spires in the Eastern High Sierra Mountains. The area around the Vista offers plenty of hiking and picnicking spots.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just before the entrance booth that leads to Devil's Postpile, Minaret Vista has a good-sized parking lot and even restrooms. Steps lead up to a viewing plateau with information displays that tell you exactly what you are looking at in the west. Popular at sunset, it offers great photo ops when the time is right and, indeed, folks with cameras... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We love Mammoth, and the Minarets make an impressive background to a beautiful family picture. Minaret Vista is a short drive from the town, and this vista is just off the parking lot After we went here, we went to Devil's Postpile to have a nice hike.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

In summer and fall, this is a great place to gather and watch the sun dip behind the minarets. In early to mid September, sunset is lined up perfectly behind them. It gets windy: bring jacket, hat and even gloves. BRING THE CAMERA. Don't forget to climb the small rise on the other side of the parking lot to look... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I am sure that the view from here would have been more impressive if not being effected by the smoke from the Yosemite fire. The view of Mammoth mountain was good though

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Well worth the drive - offers a closer and perhaps better view of the ridge than you get from Mammoth Mt gondola, and feels far wilder

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great views of the Ansel Adams Wilderness including the Minarets and Mt Ritter and Banner. Consider visiting at sunrise or sunset. And you might want to extend your visit here by hiking along the San Joaquin Ridge to the north to get more splendid views. Wind can sometimes be an issue so be prepared. Also, this is a great spot... More

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rincon santa barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Closed in winter so you can only drive there in summer and fall. Spectacular views of the Mineret mountain s and San Joaquin river valley above Reds meadows. Hike down a little on north side to find snow banks for sledding in July most years. Get sunsets.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The spectacular view looking into the Ansel Adams Wilderness really caught us off guard, and such a short drive from the town. We were not expecting that level of grandeur. Very much reminded us of the Tetons in Wyoming. Be sure to walk around the entire lookout for a full 360 degree view. And best of all, it is free!

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My jaw dropped the first time I saw this viewpoint, which overlooks the canyon that features Reds Meadow, Devil's Postpile, and Rainbow Falls 2,000 feet below. The view is punctuated by the backdrop of the jagged spires of the Minarets. Informative displays are adjacent to the parking area, as well as restrooms and picnic benches. This is one of greatest... More

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