Bodie Masonic Road

Bodie Masonic Road, an awe-inspiring route through remote areas

Bodie Masonic Road is a scenic trail located on the border of California and Nevada, in the USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of California, topping out at 2.831m (9,288ft) above the sea level.

Where does Bodie Masonic Road start and end?

Located in the eastern Sierra Nevada, within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the road is unpaved and runs along the boundary of Mineral County (Nevada), Lyon County (Nevada) and Mono County (in the east central portion of California). This is a remarkable road trip.

How long is Bodie Masonic Road?

Located within the White Mountains, the road is 40.39km (25.1 miles) long via NF-028, NF-046 and NF-169, running north-south from NV-338 to CA-270 (Bodie Road). The road leads to Bodie, a former gold-mining town and State Historic Park in California’s Bodie Hills.

Is Bodie Masonic Road a 4x4 trail?

The drive is rather remote: be prepared for lack of cell reception. It was originally known as the Geiger Grade. Along the way you’ll have to cross a couple of small streams. It’s suitable for most stock SUVs with 4-wheel drive and moderate clearance. The high elevation and remote location of the area come with some risks.
Pic: Daniel Koopman

 

 

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