A scenic paved road to Luther Pass in California

Luther Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.364m (7,755ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Alpine and El Dorado counties, in the U.S. state of California.

Luther Pass

Nestled in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called State Route 89 (aka Luther Pass Road). Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.

The pass is 17.86 km (11.1 miles) long, running from Meyers (in El Dorado County) towards Sorensens (in Alpine County). The pass is named after Ira M. Luther. The drive is pretty steep, averaging a 6% for 6 miles.