Mammoth City

  • The largest of the three main camps serving the brief "Lake District" gold boom from 1878-1881, Mammoth City once boasted a population of more than 1,000 people and is said to have had 22 saloons, 2 breweries, 5 restaurants and 2 newspapers. Today there is only a sturdy historical marker built at the foot of Panorama Dome (near the top of Old Mammoth Road). A short path heads off from a parking turnout across the road from the marker, through a thick stand of alders and across a small creek to a series of old tailings piles from the mines up on what was then called Mineral Hill, now Red Mountain.

  • The largest of the three main camps serving the brief "Lake District" gold boom from 1878-1881, Mammoth City once boasted a population of more than 1,000 people and is said to have had 22 saloons, 2 breweries, 5 restaurants and 2 newspapers. Today there is only a sturdy historical marker built at the foot of Panorama Dome (near the top of Old Mammoth Road). A short path heads off from a parking turnout across the road from the marker, through a thick stand of alders and across a small creek to a series of old tailings piles from the mines up on what was then called Mineral Hill, now Red Mountain.

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  • 05/24/2017: Thanks to the drought busting winter of 2017, trails above 7500 ft are still covered in snow. Please check back for updates.

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