Inyo National Forest

Forests/Natural Areas in Inyo Nat'l Forest

Boundary Peak Wilderness

Located on the eastern slope of the White Mountains, the Boundary Peak Wilderness lies entirely within Nevada. This area is characterized by extremely steep slopes dissected by narrow canyons. Boundary Peak is the highest point in Nevada at 13,140 feet. Vegetation in this wilderness consists of pinon-juniper at lower ...

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Earthquake Fault Winter Sports Site

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Cross Country Length, One-way: 4.5 Miles (7.5 Kilometers) Cross-country ski trail. This point of interest just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes offers access to picnicking, snowmobiling, and other winter sports. Directions Directions from Mammoth Lakes: Drive west on State Highway 203 for about 2 miles. This ...

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Golden Trout Wilderness Area

The Golden Trout Wilderness Area lies at the southern edge of the Inyo National Forest southwest of Lone Pine and is host to a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The western part of the wilderness is a large drainage basin surrounded by high, rugged mountains. The eastern portion ...

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Hoover Wilderness Area

The area now known as the Hoover Wilderness was first recognized in 1931 by the Forest Service as an area in need of protection. Chief Forester, R.Y. Stewart, designated 20,540 acres as a primitive area, placing some restrictions on activities within the area to preserve its wild character. This ...

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June Mountain Ski Area

Located in the June Lake area just south of Lee Vining, June Mountain Ski Area offers downhill skiing in the Inyo National Forest. Directions Directions from Lee Vining: Travel south on US Hwy. 395 for about 10 miles. Turn west (right) onto State Hwy. 158. Continue on this road for about ...

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Mammoth Bike Park

Located on Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Dual slalom race course obstacle arena, BMX track and the famous Kamikaze downhill. Purchase park pass at the Mammoth Mountain Bike Center, next to Main Lodge. Mammoth Mountain Bike Park provides free access to trail system via Paper Route, Big Ring and To ...

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Mammoth Mtn Ski Area

Mammoth Mountain offers downhill skiing which is very accessible from the town of Mammoth Lakes. Directions Directions from Mammoth Lakes: Drive west on State Highway 203. Watch for signs directing you to the south to Mammoth Mt. Ski ...

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Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area

Congress designated the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area in 1984 to protect the geologic, ecologic, cultural, and scenic values of the Mono Basin. Tufa towers and migratory birds are among the area's attractions. Explore the Scenic Area on your own or with a ranger / naturalist on a ...

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Obsidian Dome Winter Sports Site

Length: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers) Loop trail. Groomed intermittently Obsidian Dome, located south of Lee Vining and the June Lake area, offers winter recreation in the form of cross-country skiing and other winter sports. Sledding is available just south of Dead Man Summit, about a mile south of Obsidian ...

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