Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
|BIKING NIRVANA: The Sierra Nevadas in Mammoth Mountain Bike Park (courtesy, Mammoth Mountain Resort)|
This park's Panorama Gondola transports riders to the 11,053-foot mountain summit, where breathtaking views are just the beginning of the fun. From here, riders have access to more than 100 miles of downhill and cross-country singletrack and a 3,000-foot vertical drop.
Mammoth has a well-balanced roster of trails for all levels of bikers. Beginners will cruise down the well-maintained Paper Route or Downtown/Uptown trails, while intermediate riders can challenge themselves on Brake Through, Beach Cruiser, or Bridge the Gap.
Experts will dig Bullet, Kamikaze, and Chain Smoke. In addition, seven new freeride trails have been built in the last two years for advanced riders. Mammoth has designs on expanding its bike park's offerings in the near future for furthering its summer riding options.
On all fronts, Mammoth is a sensory experience and the resort aims to please. On-mountain, a staff of Bike Park Rangers is even on-hand to answer questions and help with gear.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication