Department of Transportation.
This byway offers a spectacular passage over the Sierra Nevada. Drive through the highest automobile pass in California and experience an elevation change of over one mile. Experience glacier-carved granite peaks, pristine lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, and lush evergreen forests with Giant Sequoia groves in this serene yet rugged landscape.
Getting to the Byway:
* Get on CA-99 south. * Turn left on CA-4 east. * Turn right on CA-4 east. * Turn onto CA-120. * Stay on CA-120 until you reach Yosemite National Park. * The byway begins on CA-120 at Yosemite National Park.
San Francisco, CA
* Get on I-80. * Merge onto I-580 east. * Continue straight as you merge onto I-205. * Get onto I-5 north and get off on CA-120 east. * Stay on CA-120 until you reach Yosemite National Park where the byway begins.
Navigating the Byway:
* Begin at the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Park, at the State Route 20 junction south of Mather. * Follow SR 120 as it winds through Yosemite National Park. * End at the Tioga Pass gate.