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Address: Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Stunning View

The needle spires of the minaret vista are not to be missed. What an inspiring view. The wide open scope of the landscape and the rugged mountain landscape are a photographer's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The needle spires of the minaret vista are not to be missed. What an inspiring view. The wide open scope of the landscape and the rugged mountain landscape are a photographer's dream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We drove up the mountain to catch the sunset at Minaret Vista and we weren't disappointed! The 3rd week of October was beautiful with the yellows of the Aspens and the snow that had fallen during a winter storm a few days before. It was breathtaking. Be sure to dress for the temperature change and be aware of the altitude... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The views from Minaret Vista can be breath taking. We visited this location twice on this trip. Recommend going there while the sun is going to light the face of the Minarets, before noon. Great views anytime of the day too. There is also a great view of the sky run if you walk up the paths where the picnic... More 

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Thank Bill E
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great detour near Mammoth Mountain. The Minarets are beautiful. You can see for miles on a clear day and you can visualize all the geological forces that shaped this landscape and the mountains.

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Thank Vanessa S
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

You can drive right to the top park and walk to 30 feet to the Vista point -- after all that effort you are rewarded with spectacular views

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is an outstanding vista of the eastern sierras and the valley that "Devils Post Pile" is located in. It is worth the short side road that takes off from the main gate.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is nice spot to observe the minarets without having to walk too far. There are a few trails you can take form the parking lot as well.

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Came up here at 4 a.m. to see the night sky. Milky Way was clearly visible, as it is an open area sort of away from the tree line. Returned during daylight and it offered great views of the mountains.

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Sunset at the vista is a must for every trip to Mammoth. Watch your timing and get there at least 30 minutes before published sunset. Also, allow for the drive time. Take a group shot with the Minarets as backdrop and you have a treasure for life.

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I like to ride my bike up to Minarets summit, which is at 9,250 feet or so. Its just a few miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes, and just above the main ski lodge. The vistas are amazing, and they have nice interpretive information so that you know what mountain you are looking at. Down below is the headwaters... More 

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