Rodeway Inn Wildwood Inn
3626 Main St.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: (760) 934-6855
Fax: (760) 934-8208
Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, this national monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation of Devils Postpile began when basalt lava erupted in the valley of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River and it is a rare sight in the geologic world, ranking as one of the world
There is no greater artist than the nature, a look at this monument will tell you why. A geological formation produced due to cooling down of hot lava that erupted centuries ago, Devils Postpile is, along with the nearby Rainbow Falls, a part of the Devils Postpile National Monument. It is a large structure of extremely symmetrical basalt columns that tower as high as 400 feet (102m) that formed some 100,000 years ago. The site is now a popular tourist attraction owing to the beauty of the rock formation, the rainbow falls and the serene wooded area that surrounds them.
The Mono Basin National Scenic Area is a mesmerizing piece of land located in Eastern California. The area is protected and maintained by the Inyo National Forest for its enchanting views and scenic beauty. The Mono Basin Area has a visitor center which has several exhibits on display. The center ensures that a wholesome history of the place is given to the visitors by audio-visual and interactive means. The area also offers a wide scope for outdoor activities such as hunting, horse riding, cycling and hiking.
Considered to have existed for almost 760,000 years, the Mono Lake is perhaps, one of the oldest in the country. Boasting an extremely productive ecosystem, the desert lake has always been a source of wonder for many. The wonder only escalated when, after huge amounts of water was diverted to another location, great calcium-carbonate formations were exposed. These geological formations called tufa towers stretched to almost 30 feet (9 meters). Owing to the mystique of the spiry-looking tufa towers, the rare flora and fauna, and the brilliant green shade that the lake takes on in spring, a large number of tourists visit this spot every year.