Road trippin': State Route 180, beginning to end

A royal adventure, from great valley to the deep canyon

State Route 180 is not unique in the sense that it passes through contrasting countrysides and cityscapes. But somewhat like its northern cousin, State Route 140, SR-180 stretches from the vast flatness of the Central Valley deep into and windily up the Sierra Nevada, where it dead-ends in a national park. Join CT News as we venture from the proud agricultural town of Mendota all the way over, up and around to the backpackers' launchpad into Kings Canyon National Park, at Roads End.