Getting To Alpine County

Alpine County is located between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. The county is divided into three specific areas (Bear Valley/Lake Alpine; Kirkwood/Hope Valley; and Markleeville/Woodfords) and these areas are connected by a network of high alpine highways.

The high-country segment of Highway 4 between Lake Alpine and Markleeville Highway 89 is closed during the winter months (approximately mid-November to May), but as confirmed by its new Federal Scenic Byway status, Highway 4 is one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the country in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Allow plenty of driving time between your destinations!

Planning your trip? See the latest CalTrans road report here. For information about upcoming roadwork, click here.


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