Distance: 8.66 miles
This byway offers a spectacular passage over the Sierra Nevada. Drive through the highest automobile pass in California and experience an elevation change of over one mile. Experience glacier-carved granite peaks, pristine lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, and lush evergreen forests with Giant Sequoia groves in this serene yet rugged landscape.
Distance: 24.50 miles
The byway meanders for 100 miles through outstanding scenery with remarkable views of the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Visitors will see massive granite domes, majestic peaks, sheer canyon walls formed by the San Joaquin river, and expansive high mountain meadows.Evidence of glaciation is present at sites along the Byway at Arch Rock, Jackass Rock, Globe Rock and more. A mild, half-mile w...