The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, a 100 mile journey through an area of the Sierra National Forest often referred to as a “secret Yosemite” has opened for the season.
The seasonal road is maintained by the National Forest Service, and opens once all the snow has melted from the upper elevations and any necessary cleanup has been completed.
“We’re very excited that the Byway opened up just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend,” said Jarrod Lyman of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. “The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is an excellent place for people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in a much more individual setting.”
While Yosemite National Park enjoys high visitation during the summer months, the byway, which sits adjacent to Yosemite, sees far fewer visitors, which affords travelers the opportunity to enjoy similar vistas with far fewer people around...