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Mono Lake

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Beautiful nature and cool formations

Mono Lake offers really beautiful nature and cool formations. Last time we visited the lake shores but this time we admired the lake from the Mono Lake Basin Road. Really... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
Jan R
Tampere, Finland

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Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Mono Lake offers really beautiful nature and cool formations. Last time we visited the lake shores but this time we admired the lake from the Mono Lake Basin Road. Really beautiful place.

1 Thank Jan R
Ocean, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

When planning our trip to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this looked like an interesting place to visit. Follow signs for South Tufta and you will be amazed at the sights. Other worldly landscapes are amazing. Unfortunately the sun was not shining when we were there but it was definitely awe inspiring. Make the detour to see this, you won't be... More 

2 Thank Helen G
Junction City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

For any nature lover, Mono Lake is truly magical. It is a must see if you're in the area. Not a huge tourist attraction which keeps it peaceful. Really easy walk for anyone.

1 Thank pinkfifi
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 951 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

my partner and I visited while on a road trip around California. its one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere. mono lake is hauntingly beautiful, its eeirie tufa towers- mineral structures created by fresh water bubbling up through the lakes alkaline waters. migrating birds can be seen there, peaceful. stunning.

1 Thank enncle
Santa Rosa, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Mono Lake is a magical and mystical place that should not be missed by visitors to home state of California. My wife and I visit just about every dang year. It is a prehistoric lake that is a primary stopover for migratory birds so the bird watching is almost always specTACular. You can camp for free on any of the... More 

3 Thank mnlgoodin
Jackson, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I passed the lake heading to Yosemite and made sure I stopped on the way back to Reno. We got there just before sunset and the views of the lake were amazing. The crusty look of the shore line was interesting. There were wading birds feeding in the water. We didn't get much time at the lake but enjoyed seeing... More 

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery.. the water is very thick and salty.. the salt rocks give it an exceptional view..

3 Thank Ahmed Said Ç
Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Mono Lake is 6,383 feet above sea level and it has a high salt content and minerals. Tufa rock formations all around and inside of the lake are great. This is a must see stop . They offer a museum of facts and relic's that are worth going in to see . Great bathroom stop.

1 Thank Cherie B
Union, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Stopped here to view the monoliths in the lake. This is a salt lake and makes the most interesting formations. We drove around to the South side of lake and the viewing was better there. Worth a stop.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Stopped in Lee Vining after hiking in Yosemite. I think everything pales in comparison to Yosemite. However this was a very interesting stop. The Visitor Center offer lots of history and information and from there we hiked down to one of the shorelines of Mono Lake. Nice hike and it was fun to see the monoliths up close.

1 Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker

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