The drive to June Lakes offers a spectacular tour of the Eastern Sierra. From the moment you hit the highway, you travel through one of the most beautiful portions of California.
Please check with Cal Trans for pass and road closures during the winter.
From Southern California
You'll pass Death Valley, Mount Whitney and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Take I-5 north to State Route 14 to US 395 north to State Route 158, approx. 320–395 miles.
From San Francisco
In the winter, take I-80 to State Route 50 to the Kingsbury Grade cutoff to US 395 south to State Route 158, approx. 300 miles. During the summer, it is possible to drive through Yosemite National Park via State Route 120 east (Tioga Road).
From Nevada/Lake Tahoe
Drive through miles of scenic backcountry, Bodie State Historical Park and Mono Lake. Take US 395 south to State Route 158, approx. 145 miles.
From Las Vegas
Tour the desert's interesting rock formations and old gold mining towns. One of several options is US 95 north to State Route 266 west; turn slight left to State Route 168 to US 395 north to State Route 158, approx. 330 miles.