Vista Viewing

Vista Viewing from the Minaret Vista

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  • The view from Minaret Vista across the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin to the Minarets, the Ritter Range and the Ansel Adams Wilderness is one of the great, iconic vistas of the American West. From the parking area take a short high-alpine stroll along the open, windswept ridgeline. Enjoy the wildflowers in early summer, and the unique views of Mammoth Mountain and back across the Long Valley Caldera to the White Mountains. Interpretive signs and viewing tubes will help you identify peaks as far away as Yosemite National Park, and to recognize geological features. Amenites include bathrooms and picnic tables.

  • The view from Minaret Vista across the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin to the Minarets, the Ritter Range and the Ansel Adams Wilderness is one of the great, iconic vistas of the American West. From the parking area take a short high-alpine stroll along the open, windswept ridgeline. Enjoy the wildflowers in early summer, and the unique views of Mammoth Mountain and back across the Long Valley Caldera to the White Mountains. Interpretive signs and viewing tubes will help you identify peaks as far away as Yosemite National Park, and to recognize geological features. Amenites include bathrooms and picnic tables.

  • Experience Checklist

    • A good eye
    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Dog-poop bags
    • Jacket or windbreaker
    • Lenses
    • Smartphone
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Telephoto lens
    • Tripod

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    0.2 miles
    Trail Surface
    Mixed
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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