Mono County – Lake Tufas, Devil’s Postpile, and Ghost Town

Mono Lake Tufa Formations

Tufa columns and Mono Lake shoreline — in eastern California by, Michael Gabler [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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Yosemite’s eastern gateway is action-packed.

Lonely Planet guidebook says “don’t miss it.” The “East Side” of Yosemite is a sensational place to start and end a trip to the national park. Just 12 breathtaking miles from Yosemite’s East Entrance, Mono County is close to the park but has a beauty all its own. The heart of Mono County, California’s Eastern Sierra, made the Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 US Destinations to Visit in 2013.”

Our must-see attractions include Mono Lake’s dramatic limestone tufa formations, Mammoth Mountain’s gondola ride to 11,056 feet, Devils Postpile (the world’s finest example of columnar basalt), and Bodie, the largest unrestored ghost town in the west.

Hike, fish, bike, go horseback riding, visit museums or just take it easy. Lodging and campgrounds, conveniently accessed via scenic US 395, are especially ideal during Yosemite’s busy summer season. Easier yet, hop on the YARTS bus to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley. Or get here faster and fly to Mammoth-Yosemite Airport (MMH) direct from LAX.

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