Earthquake Fault

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  • Address: Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, Family And Kids

Just off the Highway 203 (Minaret Road) is a very short interpretive trail with an interesting geologic feature. It’s a fissure in the earth formed by a series of quakes about 6 centuries ago. Going on for several hundred feet, the fissure is around 60 feet deep in some places. You’ll find restrooms and picnic tables at the trailhead. The trail hike doesn’t take you down into the fissure itself, but the entire formation is well surrounded by the walking path, making for many interesting picture opportunities. Fun fact: the fissure’s depth means that the winter snow often doesn’t melt until late summer, providing a nearly year-round natural food refrigerator for Native Americans and early settlers.

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  • Earthquake Fault Address: Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, United States
  • Earthquake Fault Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Earthquake Fault(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Earthquake Fault: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 3.13% of people who visit Mammoth Lakes include Earthquake Fault in their plan

  • 20% of people start their Earthquake Fault visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Earthquake Fault

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Earthquake Fault

People normally club together Horseshoe Lake and Mammoth Brewing Company while planning their visit to Earthquake Fault.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Earthquake Fault Reviews & Ratings

  • Easy parking for a short loop hike along the fault. So interesting to look down into the earth and its geological history. Highly suggest the quick trip if your in Mammoth.

  • Very cool experience for sure. Climb down into the very bottom during summer , temps in the 80s but the very bottom still frozen

  • Super cool place to stop and see! Very small walking distance and amazing to see in person.

  • A must stop place when going to Mammoth lake. Its scary and amazing at the same time seeing what an earthquake can do to earth. Hiking less than 1 mile. Free entrance.

  • Pretty fun! There's a spot where you can hike down to the snow, and it's pretty cold, a perfect reprieve on a hot day

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