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Address: Lookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Nice view with minimal effort

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Janice N
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Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Since my children were toddlers, this is our first stop in Mammoth! Great vista point to see all of 360 degree views!

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Walking out to Minaret falls. It was mainly dry because of the time of year but, man, it was a gorgeous hike

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is one of the best views of the Minarets, especially great at Sunset! Did you know the Minarets were featured in The Wizard of Oz?? Its where the monkeys came flying from. Cool huh? We have a second home in Mammoth and we have visited here often, never gets old. Great viewing for shooting stars too!

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Thank Carol C
Mammoth Lakes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A drive or short 2 mile walk on a hiking trail gets you some of the best views of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Red's Meadow, and the many peaks like the Minarets. In the winter you can cross country ski the road (closed and groomed) up to the vista. Friends love to do this on a full moon with a... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We planned to visit Devil's Postpile but elected not to enter via Shuttle Bus so we stopped at nearby Minaret Vista and were treated to a beautiful view. The air was clear inspite of active wild fires to the north and south on the western slopes of the Sierras

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Albuquerque NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The waiter at our restaurant suggested we watch the sunset from this point, and it was breathtaking. Take some wine and enjoy.

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