DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND WONDER OF THE SIERRA
Explore the geologic, natural and cultural history of Mammoth on this selfguided
adventure amid a backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes.
It starts with a Scenic Gondola Ride to the summit, where you can check
out the Eleven53 Interpretive Center’s interactive exhibits, then stop at
several on-mountain learning stations to find out why this is one of the most
studied regions in the world.
Access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and all Explore Mammoth
learning stations is FREE with the purchase of a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.
Click here for Scenic Gondola Ride ticket and pricing information
Explore Mammoth Map
The Eleven53 Interpretive Center at the summit of Mammoth Mountain is open year-round. Our other on-mountain learning stations are currently closed due to snow.
Eleven53 Interpretive Center: Featuring interactive exhibits for all ages, a knowledgeable docent, movie
theater, café and panoramic views of the Sierra and beyond. This is the
central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience, at the very top of the
Lakes Basin Overlook: Enjoy a commanding view of the region and meet the early pioneers who
mined its treasures. Learn about the Sierra Nevada mountain range,
glaciation and the amazing middle fork of the San Joaquin River.
Long Valley Overlook: Discover the prodigious volcanic history of Mammoth Mountain and its
surrounding area. Learn about the Bishop Tuft “super explosion,” the Long
Valley Caldera, Inyo-Mono craters and other geologic marvels.
Mammoth Museum @ McCoy Station: Journey back to the
1950s and discover how Dave McCoy’s vision and innovations transformed
Mammoth Mountain and the ski industry. Early grooming, avalanche and
lift equipment on display.
Long Valley Overlook: Find out why Mammoth’s high alpine weather patterns are a boon to skiers and scientists alike. Discover the critical role Mammoth’s snow pack plays in the California water supply, and learn about ongoing scientific research and the sophisticated instruments stationed on the mountain.
Discovery Nature Trail: Learn about the hardy flora and fauna that call Mammoth home. Identify local critters, birds, and trees and discover how they’ve adapted to their high altitude environment.