ROUTE 1 - SCENIC HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY NAME DESCRIPTION COUNTY LOCATION LENGTH DRIVING TIMES SPECIAL NOTES
Cabrillo Highway These four counties include dramatic sections of highway that dip and soar along the mountainous coast, with views of rocky headlands tumbling into the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara From Route 101 near Las Cruces to near Lompoc. 19 miles 22 minutes at 50 mph. This scenic route is actually three separate segments of highway. Monterey and San Luis Obispo portions are contiguous. Please consider this when estimating complete driving times.
Big Sur Coast Highway Monterey From San Luis Obispo County line north to State Route 68. 78 miles 96 minutes at 50 mph.
North Coast Scenic Byway San Luis Obispo From San Luis Obispo city limit to the Monterey County line. 57 miles 68 minutes at 50 mph.
Cabrillo Highway San Mateo From Santa Cruz county line to Half Moon Bay. 26 miles 32 minutes at 50 mph.
Route 680Last Route Driving times may vary depending on road conditions and speed traveled. Next RouteRoute 2


Relevant Links:
Route 1 Photo Album
Map of California
Caltrans Home Page
Landscape Architecture Program
Division of Tourism


Please send comments, suggestions or questions to Caltrans Scenic Highway Coordinator.