Beckwourth Pass, the lowest mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Beckwourth Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.591m (5,221ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Plumas and Lassen counties, in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of California.

Beckwourth Pass

Tucked away in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called California State Route 70. It’s the lowest mountain pass in this mountain range. The pass is named in honor of James Beckwourth, who discovered what is now known as Beckwourth Pass in the spring of 1850.

Located at the eastern edge of Sierra Valley, the pass is mostly open in Winter. The pass is 29.45km (18.3 miles) long, running west-east from Beckwourth towards US-395 road.