California Department of Transportation

Scenic Highway on Route 50 in El Dorado County

From Government Center Interchange in Placerville to the South Lake Tahoe city limit.

Highway Name - Route 50

Length - 58 miles

This scenic route runs from the suburban foothills of the Sierra Nevada through the American River Canyon, over the granite peaks of Echo Summit, then descends to the Tahoe Basin with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.

Special Note
Steep and mountainous at times. Chains may be required or partial road closures can occur during winter storms.