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

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Website
Improve this listing
9 visitor photos
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    5
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you are staying at the mammoth mountain Inn there is an easy to moderate trail leading from the rear of the Inn that avoids the road. Ask staff for directions, avoid the road and smell the pine and spruce fragrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, California, United States
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I've stopped here many times to enjoy the view - it's a short drive from the town of Mammoth Lakes, just outside the entrance to Devil's Postpile National Monument. Keep in mind that it's 9,000 ft elevation, which might be a little high for some people. Drink plenty of water to help avoid altitude problems and take a little walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

At least you can drive up here, take your camera,you'll want pictures, and so pretty on a clear day viewing the sierras and the high peaks! Bonus, it's a lot cooler than down below!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nowra, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A great spot to view the Minarets from afar and plan your next walk. If you are a keen walker or mountain biker, it is just a short stroll/ride from the Mammoth Mountain Inn on a track through the beautiful pine forest. If you are lucky you might even see a bear!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Herald, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You can't hike to all the points of beauty on vacation but you can drive up to this over look and watch the sun set behind the Minarets and Mt. Ritter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
so. bay
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco Bay Area
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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

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?

If you own or manage Minaret Vista, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing