The high mountain area surrounding the town of Mammoth is as exciting in warmer months as it is when it snows. Horseshoe Lake is only a few miles from Mammoth’s town center at nearly 9,000 feet in elevation. Because the lakes and rivers are filled with snowmelt, the water is frigid in most bodies of water. With that in mind, a wetsuit and a kayak or stand up paddle board are an enjoyable way to experience the area. Drive around Lake Mary, adjacent to Horseshoe Lake, to find the Marina and rent water equipment if you don’t have your own. Additionally, Horseshoe Lake is a popular place to ride a mountain bike, run, or walk on the mile and a half dog-friendly trail around the lake, and rock climb at the lakeside crag.