Rock Creek Road is said to be the highest paved public road in California.With a length of 10.4 mi, the road is located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of Inyo County, in California, USA.
Rock Creek Road is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road climbing up at an elevation of 3.145m (10,320ft) above the sea level, at Mosquito Flats. The surface of the road is asphalted, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime. This road is not clear of snow until late in May or early June. This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! The climb is 22 miles, and the average grade is 5%. Maximum grade lower half is 9%, upper half is 11%. There is 280' of descending along the way, bringing the total climbing to 6,048'.
Pic: James Hatton