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“Great trails”
Review of Obsidian Dome

Obsidian Dome
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Owner description: Location is in Mono County near June lakes, this natural dome was created out of lava which solidified to black glass, hence the name, obsidian.
California
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great trails”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Lots of trails around Obsidian Dome. Wonderful for day hikes. In the winter, there is a little parking lot by Hwy. 395, and from there you can cross country ski or snow shoe along the groomed road. There is no charge for this. The glistening obsidian and snow are so pretty in the winter.

Visited February 2013
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zoomom76
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

You have to make time to see this! The dome Is gigantic and shines in the sun like you can't believe. It is crazy to see that amount of obsidian.

Visited October 2012
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Temecula, CA
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115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We took our Jeep up in the snow to this area and it was absolutely beautiful!! We got some fantastic pictures!!

Visited November 2012
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Thank beintem
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Carson City, Nevada
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110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“great geology”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

very interesting place to visit. you have to drive on a dirt road for a little ways, but any car can make it. very fun walking around the obsidian - but be careful - very sharp!

Visited October 2012
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Dallas
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98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Black "Glass" Dome, tall trees”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Partial dirt road to get there, but well worth the drive. Be careful trying to scale the dome as it might not seem dangerous, but the rocks are unsteady and slides happen when people try to walk on the slopes. Geography at it's best!

Visited October 2012
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