Sierra Vista Scenic Byway
National Forest: Sierra National Forest
Length: 82.7 mi / 133.1 km
Time to Allow: Allow about 5 hours to travel this byway.
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 walk takes visitors to the top of Fresno Dome where glaciation can be observed up-close and boundless views of the Sierra Nevada, rolling foothills and the San Joaquin Valley are spectacular.
Take a closer look at the beauty and spirit of the Sierra National Forest on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. At first glance, the byway may look like any other forest road in central California. But on closer look, you may just uncover fascinating history and unprecedented recreation in the midst of the mountain landscapes of the Sierra Nevadas.
1-Day Trip: Exploring the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway
Travel along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway will provide visitors with breathtaking scenic treasures, as well as historic, cultural, geological and...