Eleven people gather around a woman giving a tour at the shore of Mono Lake with the lake water in the background and the tour participants bundled up in warm outdoor gear.

Free Walks & Tours

Join a free, naturalist-guided walk to get the most out of your trip to Mono Lake! Please note, all walks and tours are currently canceled due to COVID-19.

South Tufa tours

Join a naturalist-guide for a walk among strange tufa towers, bubbling springs, birds, wildlife, brine shrimp, and the behind-the-scenes story of the most unusual lake in California. This guided, one-hour walk is great for all ages and includes hands-on activities and an overview of the human and natural history of Mono Lake.

Four people gather around a guide holding a photograph of two large fish eating hawks, Osprey, as she stands on the shore of Mono Lake with the lake in the background and a large island of tufa towers sticking up out of the water in the distance.

Bird walks

Mono Lake County Park bird walks

Join a naturalist-guide for a leisurely stroll through a variety of habitats including wetlands, willows, sagebrush scrub, and cottonwood trees. This location provides excellent opportunities for birding and general sightseeing, and this guided, 1.5–2 hour walk is appropriate for all experience levels and age groups.

Five people with binoculars and spotting scopes are gathered on a wooden platform among marsh reeds happily doing some bird watching on a bright sunny day.

Lundy Canyon bird walks

Join a naturalist-guide for a leisurely walk up Lundy Canyon, where the convergence of coniferous forest, sagebrush scrub, riparian woodlands, and open water offers a diverse list of bird species. This guided, 1.5–2 hour walk is appropriate for all experience levels and age groups.

Explore Mono Lake on Your Own

Self-guided tour of South Tufa

Learn more about Mono Lake on your own schedule and at your own pace.

Mono Lake map

Check out the points of interest around Mono Lake, as well as Mono Basin hiking and camping maps.

About Mono Lake

Dive in and learn more about Mono Lake in-depth, from tufa towers to birds to the fight to save Mono Lake.