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Obsidian Dome

Deadman Summit, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Love rocks

We have a Toyota Camry and we carefully drove to the second parking area. We passed by 4 other cars... read more

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Crazy drive

This was an adventure in its self. The drive is a bit crazy but well worth the time and effort to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Location is in Mono County near June lakes, this natural dome was created out of lava which solidified to black glass, hence the name, obsidian.
  • Excellent53%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“black glass” (8 reviews)
“dirt road” (12 reviews)
“rock hound” (3 reviews)
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Deadman Summit, June Lake Loop, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have a Toyota Camry and we carefully drove to the second parking area. We passed by 4 other cars and everyone was polite using the single wide dirt road. The second parking area is worth going to because there is an easy trail to...More

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an adventure in its self. The drive is a bit crazy but well worth the time and effort to get there. The dome was impressive to say the least.

Thank U5922WCbarbaras
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We felt like we were on another planet. It's unlike anything I've seen. Very cool place and you can pretty much see it all in about an hour.

1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This was the highlight of my trip to the Mammoth Lakes area. There are several places you can park and explore the dome. Turn off the main highway and follow the signs to find the first parking area. It is a dirt road but any...More

1  Thank legendsofthedesert
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

As geologists we travel the planet looking for cool stuff. Obsidian Dome took us by surprise. While the obsidian on offer may not match that of southern Oregon's Newberry Crater, Obsidian Dome is an easy drive of no more than 10 minutes on a very...More

3  Thank Toutlemonde123
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

A relatively easy hike with views of the many types of rocks formed in a volcanic flow. Definitely recommended

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you are interested in Geology this is a very interesting place. If you know a little about the different types of rocks this is an interesting place. This is a pretty place to take some photos with some good views of the valley below....More

Thank 707clayg
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Was a steep hike. The parking area is very small and one entrance and exit. There is a hike up a hill to get to the obsidian. Great views! Hot no shade, we did see some not melted snow! Toatally worth it!!!

Thank Maethoriel
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This destination is pretty cool. We decided to go as it was only about 7 miles from Oh Ridge Campground. Road back in the mountains is a little bumpy and best traveled with a four wheel drive. Decent road but parts of it would be...More

Thank Erin G
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The road to get to Obsidian Dome is unpaved for the most part. Best to go with 4WD. It's not a must do, but it is interesting.

Thank zoofamily
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Doubtful, it would probably close in November-december
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