Interpretive

Self Guided Tour at Mammoth Consolidated Mine

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  • The self-guided tour of the Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine Site is a great family-friendly stroll through the woods and offers an interesting glimpse of life in Mammoth in the early days. The buildings and equipment date from the 1920s to the early 1930s, just as Mammoth began to transition from mining to tourism. Booklets for the self-guided tour are available at the Hayden Cabin Museum and sometimes at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. There's also information on the Sunrise Rotary website and an excellent interpretive kiosk at the site. Beware: for safety reasons, all mineshafts are closed to the public. Many archaeological and historic sites exist throughout the Inyo National Forest and on adjacent federal and state lands. These sites are special places that contain irreplaceable information of our past and are protected by law. Please take only photographs, leave only footprints, and report vandalism.

  • The self-guided tour of the Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine Site is a great family-friendly stroll through the woods and offers an interesting glimpse of life in Mammoth in the early days. The buildings and equipment date from the 1920s to the early 1930s, just as Mammoth began to transition from mining to tourism. Booklets for the self-guided tour are available at the Hayden Cabin Museum and sometimes at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. There's also information on the Sunrise Rotary website and an excellent interpretive kiosk at the site. Beware: for safety reasons, all mineshafts are closed to the public. Many archaeological and historic sites exist throughout the Inyo National Forest and on adjacent federal and state lands. These sites are special places that contain irreplaceable information of our past and are protected by law. Please take only photographs, leave only footprints, and report vandalism.

  • Experience Checklist

    • A good eye
    • Camera
    • Dog-poop bags
    • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
    • Insect repellent
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Leash (6 feet or shorter)
    • Packable water bowl/water
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Water

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    0.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Soil
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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