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“Scenic Ride Over The Mtns To Carson City”

Ebbetts Pass Scenic By-way
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Angels Camp
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Love this pass! Many places to stop and picnic, fish and enjoy the scenery! Alpine Resort offers Camping, Cabins, and a Lodge with wonderful Lunch and Dinner during the season... Spring through early Fall. Spicer Dam, great place for picnic boating and on the way in... stopping by a creek side ... getting wet for toddlers ... at the creek is perfect. Traveling further up the road via dirt is Utica Dam another scenic Gem... on Hwy 4 Mosquito Lake great for fishing and photography.... it's about a two hour drive.. some do it in 1-1/2 on a good day to Carson City... Markeleville is a perfect stop for lunch or blueberry pancakes at the old hotel.... 20 minutes down the road.. you can turn off to South Lake Tahoe or continue on the 89 to Carson City... Enjoy the #1 scenic route of California

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

This drive is awesome. The road is very slow going but the views and vistas are worth the drive ! A must do once trip

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Reviewed 21 October 2015

My husband and I came from the Markleeville side of the mountain. I was doing research of the area including Ebbet's Pass for my book project. Traveling toward it on Highway 4 was fine until we were going up on switchbacks in the snow. Then the closed Iron Gate at one juncture killed any plans to reach the summit. Imagine navigating the narrow, twisty thing in an SUV and trying to squeeze to one side to let another vehicle pass by. The fall down from the edge is a long one! So we parked our Tahoe and hiked past the gate and up the windy road. It was fantastic. I took gobs of photos and we had so much fun! Even though we didn't get to drive to the top, we loved the exercise and peaceful surroundings in the stillness of winter.

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We were lucky enough to get to drive this road with no traffic in front of us - totally amazing! It's such a beautiful drive - lots of twists and turns and the road itself feels new. A little scary when cars/RVs are coming the other way as the road is quite narrow. Would love to drive this road again one day.

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

It is one lane most of the way. The scenery is beautiful, but we had to dive on the very edge of the road or were sometimes forced off the road by very large trucks driving down the center of the lane. Some of these vehicles were large recreational vehicles and some were trucks pulling horses and farm equipment. On many of the blind curves, you would almost run head on into these people. There must be better roads (safer) than a one lane road winding up in the mountains for these people to use. There were some people going very fast too. The views were beautiful, but the poor judgement of others really is something to consider. Make sure you ravel this road on a day with good visibility. Good driving conditions are a must.

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