Lake Mary Road, Mammoth Lakes California

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Lake Mary Road

The Lake Mary Road scenic drive, beginning in town at its junction with Route 203, takes visitors on a scenic tour of the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

  • The Lake Mary Road scenic drive is approximately seven miles long and takes about twenty minutes to complete.
  • Along the way, make sure to enjoy the views of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, including Lake Mary and Lake Mamie.
  • The Valentine Ecological Reserve, located along the route, provides seasonal tours of its scenic research facility.

Overview

Beginning from its junction with Route 203, Lake Mary Road takes drivers on a scenic 7 mile trip passed the Valentine Reserve Ecological Study Area, as well as on a tour of the Mammoth Lakes Basin.

Driving Directions

Begin in town at the Junction of Route 203 and Lake Mary Road. Head west towards the Mammoth Lakes Basin, passing the Valentine Reserve Ecological Study Area on your left. At the junction with Around Lake Mary Road, turn left, then continue around Lake Mary. At the terminus of the loop, take a right on Lake Mary Road and continue back to town.

Time/Distance

The drive is approximately 7 miles long and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Highlights

  • Make time to stop at the Valentine Reserve for an opportunity to tour its scenic campus, as well as participate in one of the tours of the facility.
  • Lake Mary Road circles the shoreline of Lake Mary, the largest of the lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin at over 1 mile wide.
  • Make sure to take time to explore the other lakes located on the loop including Lake Mamie, Twin Lakes, and Lake George.

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