Conway Summit

Conway Summit, a sensational drive in California

Conway Summit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.482m (8,143ft) above the sea level, located in Mono County, California, USA.

The road to the summit is paved with a few steep spots. It’s called U.S. Highway 395. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. At this elevation it’s the highest point on the highway.

The pass is 31.38km (19.5 miles) long running north-south from Willow Springs to Lee Vining, on the southwest shore of Mono Lake. The pass is named after John Andrew Conway, a settler in the area in 1880. The drive offers spectacular views of Mono Lake and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

 

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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.