June Mountain rises to over 10,000 feet with Rainbow Ridge connecting its two summits for extraordinary High Sierra scenery.
There are many colorful names to learn when you visit the High Sierra Nevada mountains of California. And sometimes it takes a little detective work to find out the origins of some of these names. Like Rainbow Ridge. Here, the name evokes images of a beautiful, high elevation mountain top area, but there isn’t a lot of information about how Rainbow Ridge got its name. But indeed, visit this ridge trail anytime of the year and you are sure to discover the magic of fantastic mountain scenery.
Rainbow Ridge connects the two summits of June Mountain Ski Area. Rainbow Summit is 10,400 feet, and June Mountain Summit is 10,090 feet high. Rainbow Ridge is the access trail you take after jumping off either chairlift 7 up from the Chalet or chairlift 4 and 6. When you leave chairlift 7, be sure to look at the spectacular views you will see as you careen across the relatively flat Rainbow Ridge. From Rainbow Ridge you can see Carson Peak, the Negatives, Mono Lake and June Lake Village. In fact, since the June Lake Loop lies very close to Yosemite National Park, from Rainbow Ridge you can glimpse parts of the John Muir trail. Looking out from Rainbow Ridge towards the Sierra Crest, you can almost hear the crowds at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to the south.
Our small town offers plenty of “home town” accommodations including vacation homes and vacation condos. All rentals are very clean and well maintained, very affordable, and all are close to Gull Lake and June Lake. Many are pet friendly vacation rentals. Are you looking for a romantic weekend or an extended stay with family and friends? Hoping to catch a lunker trout, go skiing on June Mountain, or test your skills on the hiking trails? Whatever your vacation desires may be, let us help you book a June Lake vacation that will keep you coming years from now. Call us today, or book online.