Smokey Bear Flat

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

Avalanche Forecast for 12/05/2019

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: Fresh wind slabs at upper elevations and soft storm slabs at mid to lower elevations are the main avalanche concern for Thursday thru Friday. 4-8” of new snow fell during the day on Wednesday with moderate SW winds near ridge tops. Winds are expected to increase Friday making wind slabs more widespread at lower elevations. Find out More

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