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Downtown Mountain Bike Trail 1.6 mi

069_03_Activities_2011_08_17_0076The gentle slope of the Downtown mountain bike trail makes it a relatively easy ride that’s popular with families and novices. It’s a downhill directional trail (uphill riders should use Uptown) and is open when the snow melts. Downtown meanders through a pine forest and offers mountain views through the trees. The public section starts at the turnoff to the Earthquake Fault; the segment above this junction requires a Mammoth Mountain Bike Park pass. For a longer, more challenging descent, take the Mountain View trail from Minaret Vista to Downtown and ride it all the way to the trailhead on Minaret Road.

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Mammoth Spotlights

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    Mark Deeds was a founder of Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra. This spotlight is his memory of the first event, back in 2009. The event was conceived out of a series Chamber…
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Historical Note

Eight years ago on a hot August afternoon, a festival known as Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra was born. The idea of walking around the Village at Mammoth tasting delicious morsels from Mammoth’s best restaurants while listening to classic rock tribute bands was a hit.

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This year’s event kicks off Friday, Aug. 26 at 4 pm with live entertainment from local and regional bands. It re-ignites Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 pm with more live music and A Taste of the Sierra.

Since 2009 this music festival has featured nearly 100 of the world’s best classic rock tribute bands playing homage to the classic rock favorites from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

A Taste of the Sierra portion of the festival is a wide palette of scrumptious offerings from some of Mammoth’s hottest chefs, a very popular food tasting event.