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Minaret Vista

Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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53 years and still love it

If there are some clouds in the sky, and nearly sunset..... grab some drinks and snacks, head up to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hugh b
Agoura, California
My Favorite Place

My family has been going to Minaret Vista since I was a child. I love coming here to watch the... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Los Angeles, California
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Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If there are some clouds in the sky, and nearly sunset..... grab some drinks and snacks, head up to the summit, bring a blanket if you need.... and get ready for a most wonderful sunset....... and just a note of trivia...... you will recognize the...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

My family has been going to Minaret Vista since I was a child. I love coming here to watch the sunset over the Minarets. I feel both awe at gazing upon such stunning mountains as well as peacefulness over the quiet space. I would recommend...More

2  Thank falkhj
Reviewed December 22, 2016

One of the best things to do durning a summer sunset is to go here and watch it go down and the beautiful vista it provides.

2  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed December 16, 2016

I visited 2 days after 1st snowfall of the season. The sky was crystal clear and the view from the vista point across the 8 miles to the Minarets was just beautiful. Photographer's opportunity for sure.

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed November 7, 2016

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.

Thank Furrgus
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...More

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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.

Thank Vanessa S
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

Thank PhilCottrell
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.

Thank Thomas N
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.

Thank Janice N
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January 11, 2017|
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Response from Ronald C | Reviewed this property |
The vista is only open if they clear the Road from the Main Lodge to the Vista but with the winter snows I don't think you will be able to get their until until April or June.