DISTANCE
17.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,690 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

scenic driving

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

scenic driving
1 month ago

We took Monitor Pass from South Lake Tahoe toward Lee Vining. Scenery is wide open at the top with meadows and views of the Sierras in the distance. Then the scenery changes and you see wide sweeping views of the valley from high above Topaz Lake. Finally you cut through the rocky ridge at the bottom to bring you out to I-395. Nice views and several opportunities to stop. They just repaved sections of the road in June/July 2018 so smooth blacktop. Enjoy the ride!