The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Distance: 263 miles one-way. So where is this drive? The seasonal loop swings within 20 miles of the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park -- which, admittedly, has more spectacular natural formations -- but you feel eons away from the hordes at Half Dome. --Mary Forgione
Mary Forgione / Los Angeles Times
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