Size & Population
Total area = 465,030 acres (726.6 sq. mi.) Ranks 9th smallest of California’s 58 counties – 96% of land is public; with only 4% under private ownership. Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the state of California. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 1,208.
Elevation ranges from about 4800′ to over 11,400′. The Central Sierra Nevada is the dominant land feature, with the Carson and Antelope Valleys bordering on the east.
Record High = 98° Record low = -10° Annual mean rainfall = 20.88″ Annual mean snowfall = 89.6″ Winter mean max. temp. = 43.5° Winter mean min. temp. = 23° Summer mean max. temp. = 85.1° Summer mean min. temp. = 53.3°
We will be hosting our 40th anniversary Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps on Sat. July 17, 2021. The following roads will be closed this day:
Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Markleeville to Lake Alpine
Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Markleeville to Hwy 395
Plan your trip accordingly, and enjoy visiting the communities of Markleeville and Lake Alpine/Bear Valley while you wait to proceed to your destination.