Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, a picturesque 50-mile route

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (California 180) is a byway located in Fresno County, California, in USA. It provides the only vehicle route into Kings Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in North America.

Located within the Kings Canyon National Park, the road, which is full of twists and turns, is 50.0 mi (80.5 km) long. It’s a difficult road, with uncountable turns and twists. The Kings Canyon Scenic Byway is internationally significant for its unique scenic and geologic displays and is a showcase of nature's wonderland. The road is closed in winters.

The road provides some of the best outdoor recreations in the state of California

The road includes some steep sections. It is paved. and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime. You will experience dramatic changes in vegetation, wildlife, and geology as you climb the 4,000 feet through the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Along the drive you can enjoy the nature's wonderland on the Kings Canyon. Marvel at the enormous sequoias towering above you, explore the natural caves and other geology along popular hiking trails and take advantage of the fabulous opportunities the canyon and Kings River provide outdoor lovers.
The snaking two-lane road has numerous scenic pullouts. Be ready for the route's many curves, and allow plenty of time to stop for photo ops. In the midst of the fabulous landscapes of sequoia groves and river ways, the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway is mere seconds from some of the best outdoor recreation in the state.

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.