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Magnificent Mammoth in Autumn


Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park



Please note that this trip travels over roads above 9000’ and that the hotel is located at 9000’. Many sleeping rooms are accessible only by stairs. This trip is not recommended for those with heart or respiratory conditions.

This tour ranges from Active to Energetic on the Activity Meter.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel across one of the most breathtaking roads in California. With awe-inspiring scenery and dramatic views of the Sierra Nevada, the Tioga Pass Road through Yosemite is a spectacular drive. Arrive Mammoth Lakes late afternoon and check in to the Lodge. Mammoth Mountain Inn – 3 nights (L)

Day 2-3

Explore the Eastern Sierra these next two days, learning more about the geology and people who call this area home. Activities include a visit to Mono Lake and a drive around the June Lake Loop taking in the beautiful colors of autumn. A visit to Bodie State Park, a historic gold mining town preserved in “arrested decay” is a fantastic drive and interesting day. From Mammoth Mountain to the Village and lakes, you experience the beauty that is fall in the sierra. Please note that all activities are subject to weather and road conditions; and, October is a transitional month with businesses preparing for winter activities. (2FB,2L,D)

Day 4

Continue north on Hwy. 395 along the base of the Sierra Nevada stopping in the Carson Valley for a Basque lunch at JT’s. Continue on Hwy. 50, enjoying the views of Lake Tahoe and the autumn color along the American River. Return to Sacramento in the late afternoon. (FB,L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Monday, October 14, 2019 to Thursday, October 17, 2019

4 Days, 8 Meals

3 full breakfasts, 4 lunches ,1 dinner



$ave $40 until May 14

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