Sierra Scenic Routes

Travel Guide, News & Tips For Sierra Scenic Travel Routes

The National Scenic Byways Program, established by Congress in 1991, recognizes historic, scenic and
culturally important roads. The California Scenic Highway Program, established by state legislature in
1963 under the Streets and Highways Code Section 260, seeks to protect and enhance California’s
natural beauty and scenic resources.

Sierra Nevada Scenic Routes

  • HWY 395 (North to South – Eastern Sierra)
  • Tioga Pass (HWY 120 – Yosemite National Park)
  • Sonora Pass – (HWY 108 – East to West)
  • Ebbett’s Pass – (Hwy 4 – East to West)
  • Monitor Pass (HWY 89 southern section – Connection Hwy 395 to HWY 4)
  • Carson Pass – (HWY 88 East to West )
  • Luther Pass (Hwy 89 – North to South Section Tahoe to Hwy 88)
  • Central Sierra Mountain Route 9 (Hwy 89 North to South )
  • Echo summit – (HWY 50  East to West Route)
  • Gold Country Route – HWY 49 – North to South on the West side of the Sierra.

Top Stories from Scenic Routes

Gallery of Scenic Routes Photos

Feature Scenic Route Stories

Sierra Scenic Route Resources

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