A perfect weekend adventure in the High Sierra.
Explore nearly 100 miles of high country roads through the Sierra National Forest with breathtaking panoramas, amazing vistas, unique rock formations and even a charming general store with mouthwatering hamburgers and amazing freshly baked apple pie.
The Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway meanders 100 miles through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and offers sweeping panoramic vistas of the Sierra Nevada’s granite peaks, lush meadows, a large array of plant and animal life, unique rock formations, historical attractions and more.
The byway is a seasonal road and is maintained by the National Forest Service. It opens once all the snow has melted from the upper elevations and any necessary cleanup has been completed. Typically the best time to explore the byway is July-October (weather permitting). Much of the byway is at snow level and will not be accessible in winter months.
While Yosemite National Park enjoys high visitation during the summer months, the Byway, which sits adjacent to Yosemite, sees far fewer visitors which affords travelers the opportunity to enjoy similar vistas with far fewer people around.