California Department of Transportation

Scenic Highway on Route 89 in El Dorado County

Location - From Placer County line to the Alpine County Line

Highway Name - Lake Tahoe Road

Length - 27 miles

Description - This road travels along alpine forests and meadows, with spectacular views of mountain ranges and peaks. The northern portion overlooks Lake Tahoe

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