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“2 hours of a beautiful drive”

Ebbetts Pass Scenic By-way
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Angels Camp
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I drive over several times a year only in summer because it's closed in winter. I take my Harley Davidson sportster over when it's not a busy weekend so there is not much traffic. Then enjoy a little gambling in Nevada. If you love to camp this is the road to travel.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

There's probably a reason why there are so few reviews on here. It's not exactly the shortest or quickest route over the Sierras but it sure is one of the most scenic ones. The road (as any mountain pass really) is steep and curvy and narrow in places but because there's next to no traffic it doesn't matter. Things get busier on the western side from Lake Alpine / Bear Valley on-wards.... but here the road is wide and pretty straight. It's the eastern side (incl Highway 89), pretty much all the way to Meyers that is the real highlight.

1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I have never seen a place as beautiful as this highway. I will be back for sure when in the area and the roads are open. Words can't describe the natural beauty in the area.

Thank DADSBUCKSHOT
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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive. Extremely frustrating to suddenly arrive at a gate closing the road. Like u couldn't put that at the bottom of the hill? All the locals know this happens at the first threat of snow. The Angels Camp / Murphys side is well marked from the bottom of the hill. Murfreesboro had no such notices. Very frustrating.

Thank friendoftoodleloo
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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

1  Thank Glennda_11
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