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Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

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Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

Hi! We are traveling from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe on 1/6. What are the best roads to recommend?

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1. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

In most cases where someone is going to South Lake Tahoe, Highway 50 all the way is what people would take, but that's the obvious route from looking at a map, so perhaps there's more to your question. You're going to Stateline?

Edited: 9:42 am, December 28, 2012
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2. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

Hi! We will be staying at the Vacation Internationale Kingsbury of Tahoe on Tramway in Stateline, Nevada. Naturally, we would like to take the most scenic route, but have heard that some roads are closed due to the heavy snow. What are your ideas?

'Thanks again!

Carol

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3. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

50 is the most direct route. It's more scenic than 80. 80 is better maintained if snowing. It's more likely during heavy snow for 50 to close. But using 80 you still have to get down to South Lake Tahoe. So check weather and road conditions.

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4. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

From Sacramento take 50 which will be a beautiful drive. The American River will be on your right for a good part of the last part of the drive. Then going up to Echo Summit and down to Meyers will be very scenic.

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Thank you very much. We are extremely excited about our upcoming trip.

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6. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

http://goo.gl/maps/0YFpT

Edited: 1:46 pm, December 28, 2012
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7. Re: Best Roads from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe

Keep an eye on the weather, drive prepared (blankets, food, water, etc. in the car) and carry chains. Watch road conditions here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

January 6 is a bit too far out to determine the weather but we have had a wet winter so far this year -- with lots of snow in the Sierra.

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