Earthquake Fault12 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, United States Map
- 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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1.82% 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
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.