We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Minaret Vista

Address: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Website
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #4 of 28 Activities in Mammoth Lakes
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Attraction details
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities

Hotels near Minaret Vista

Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    11
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bonita, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the farthest place you can drive on Minaret Rd. It is closed when there is snow. Turn right just before the ranger/info booth into a parking area. You'll go up a few stairs and the. Minarets and the magnificent view is right in front of you. There are signs that show the different sites. These include the San... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This pullout did not look like that big of deal. You almost miss it as your driving to the post pile. But what a view, how awesome. Hold onto your hat, you are high up and the wind can blow. Very refreshing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A visit to Minaret Vista is a spectacular Sierra experience. Drive up past the Main Lodge and turn right just prior to the Entrance Station for Devil's Postpile NM. Plan to get out and walk around to really get the feel of the view. Be sure to look all around as another great view is back toward Mammoth Mountain. One... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livermore,CA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a short side-trip just before the entrance to Devil's Postpile National Monument. Gorgeous views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Co. Durham
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This spot in truly amazing, the view over the mountains to the pinnacles is just brilliant, easy parking and clearly signposted.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Simi Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Every Summer trip to Mammoth we try to make it up here. I am never disappointed by the beautiful scenery. It is breathtaking!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santee, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It was recommended to us to stop at Minaret Vista prior to driving into the park to hike Devil's Postpile and Rainbow Falls. It's worth the small drive up to the Vista. We were there in the summer and it was a beautiful view. I can only imagine how breathtaking it must be when covered in snow! We will be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful Vista point to stop and take a photo with the family - there is also a nice nature trail that allows views of the White mountains and Inyo Valley.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oceanside, California, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

During summer when the road is open, this small spot provides an excellent place to view the local mountain tops west of Mammoth. The Ritter Range and the Minarets being the dominant feature. There is a peak identifier at the look-out point.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Come here 2 hours after sunset (and make sure the moon isn't up), and you'll witness the night sky as you've never seen it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Minaret Vista also viewed

 
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
 

Been to Minaret Vista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Minaret Vista staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?