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“Like Yosemite without all the people” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
Clovis, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Like Yosemite without all the people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

A trip to Kings Canyon Nat'l Park or its' neighbor Sequoia Nat'l Park is not complete without a trip to the river gorge along the byway. 6,000' high walls above and the Kings River at the base.
A must is a stop at the Kings Canyon Lodge near 10 mile Creek. A funky place with great ice cream and a working old time gas pump

Visited June 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fabulous scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We enjoyed this drive so much. Lots of camping and trailheads if you looking for that. We had a picnic lunch and had the area to ourselves. So many great places to pull over and see/photograph.

Visited October 2012
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California
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128 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Wonderful drive in the fall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is such a picture perfect drive in the fall. So much rock,the river on the side of the road,very few people and cars. We were there on the 27th and the road closes on the 29th. So worth the drive in the fall.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Drive it in the fall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wait until all the motorhomes and terrified flatlanders are gone and then you will actually enjoy the drive. Fall is the best time for the park overall. No lines, better service (the staff aren't driven crazy by whining tourists) and cooler weather.

Visited October 2012
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NY
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This drive is not easy...if you are scared of heights it is not for you. Also if you get carsick easily I highly recommend taking some Bonine before you take this on! Sooooo beautiful. It seems like another planet. It took us a few hours to drive to the end and back including time to pull over and take pictures.

Visited July 2012
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