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Highways to Mammoth Lakes

California State Highway Map with roads that lead to Mammoth Lakes
DRIVING TIMES and DISTANCES
Bakersfield - 4.5 hours - 260 miles
Death Valley - 4 hours - 214 miles
Fresno - 4 hours - 200 miles - 6.5* hours - 357 miles
Las Vegas - 5.5 hours - 377 miles
Los Angeles - 5.5 hours - 325 miles
Reno - 3 hours - 164 miles
Sacramento - 5 hours - 290 miles
San Diego - 6.5 hours - 400 miles
San Francisco - 5.5 hours - 300 miles - 7* hours - 360 miles
Santa Barbara - 6.5 hours - 376 miles
Tioga Pass - 0.75 hours - 45 miles (*Hwy.120 closed in winter)
Yosemite Valley - 2.5 hours - 100 miles (*Hwy.120 closed in winter)

*Longer distance and driving time in the winter due to Hwy 120 closure. Use alternate route.

Where is Mammoth? Mammoth is located in central California. It is part of the Eastern Sierra Mountain range shared by our popular neighbor Yosemite. Mammoth is considered part of the "High Sierra Gold Country" as Mammoth had a gold mine back in the day. Highway 395 is the one and only way to get to Mammoth and then Highway 203 is a small road that leads right into town. Highway 203 becomes Main Street and Lake Mary Road. From Southern California you can take Highway 15 North or more popular is Highway 14 through the Mojave Desert. From the North you take Highway 395 South. It's an easy drive, flat and fast, but do be careful of the speed limits especially through the small towns. Drive safely.

   
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