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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

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Address: Forest Service Road 81, North Fork, CA

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Truly scenic area away from civilizaion

Great drive in a forest setting. Some great views to be had at Mile High Vista. It's a lot of driving, so we find it's best to combine w/ hiking and/or camping. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 13, 2015
Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great drive in a forest setting. Some great views to be had at Mile High Vista. It's a lot of driving, so we find it's best to combine w/ hiking and/or camping. Lots of beautiful meadows, forests and granite! Cautions: Bring maps! Some bump dirt roads! Cow manure at many camp site, meadows and trails. Gun shots from target shooters... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2015

Amazing vistas and fun places to stop along the byway! The road is bumpy and dusty, which naturally limits the traffic if you are looking for a place without as many people. You must stop at Jones' Store for pie!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's a long drive and some of it is over a dirt track but well worth the time spent. Amazing views and really quiet away from the traffic at Yosemite.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did this based on a recommendation of a travel show. There are several good views and things of interest, but it takes a very long time to drive the loop. A portion of it is also unpaved and VERY bumpy and uncomfortable to ride on. We did see a bear. There were also a few hikes available.

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