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. 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). However, 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!
Traveling during the months between November and May? The weather during this time can be unpredictable! Therefore we strongly encourage you to carry snow chains. Call our office to find out where you can purchase chains in Alpine County: (530) 694-2475.