Rim of the World Scenic Byway

Rim of the World, a Scenic Byway in Southern California

Rim of the World Scenic Byway is a 110-mile route through the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California, USA.

The experience of using this road is very impressive. It traverses the rim of the San Bernardino Mountains from Cajon Pass to San Gorgonio Pass. The byway begins at Mormon Rocks Fire Station on CA 138, just west of I-15. It travels southeast following CA 138, CA 18, and CA 38 and ends in Redlands. The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! It travels through desert and coastal valley to high elevation forests and several lakes, some of the most naturally beautiful areas left in Southern California. Spectacular vistas and panorama exist everywhere along the route. The state highways are usually open all year and are two-lane paved roads suitable for all types of vehicles.

The road is certainly breathtaking. It travels through some of the most naturally beautiful areas in Southern California. Spectacular vistas and panoramas exist everywhere along the route. Try to get out early on a weekday to avoid having to pass a lot of people. Also, watch for police on touristy days they will be around every bend. This road is usually open all year, but you may need chains in the winter as this area does receive snow. Distant views are affected by summer smog. When snowing, roads are closed or chains are required. Roads winding and steep. Use pullouts and watch for other traffic. You'll experience glorious mountaintops, peaceful lakes and picturesque views as you travel through the forest along the byway.

 



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