ROUTE 50 - SCENIC HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY NAME DESCRIPTION COUNTY LOCATION LENGTH DRIVING TIMES SPECIAL NOTES
Route 50 This scenic route runs from the suburban foothills of the Sierra Nevada through the American River Canyon, over the granite peaks of Echo Summit; then descends to the Tahoe Basin with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. El Dorado From Government Center Interchange in Placerville to the South Lake Tahoe city limit. 58 miles 99 minutes at 35 mph. Steep and mountainous at times. Chains may be required or partial road closures can occur during winter storms.
Route 49Last Route Driving times may vary depending on road conditions and speed traveled. Next RouteRoute 62


Relevant Links:
Route 50 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.