Highway 120 to Benton Ride + ADD NEW ROUTE
40 in California California50 Miles
By Steve McCauley
on March 1, 2005
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This route is located about 50 miles east of Yosemite National Park. Its easy to find if you just find the starting point in Lee Vining, CA. Just south of Lee Vining and Mono Lake, route 120 crosses US 395. You want to take 120 southeast (120 west is Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park) about 47 miles to Benton, CA and highway 6. From here you can take highway 6 south to Bishop, CA or north east to highway 95 to Nevada.
You will pass through Ponderosa pines, into wide open plateaus with snow capped mountains all around.
The road has gradual sweeping turns, long straight-aways for a little speed if you like, and roller coaster hills that will take your breath away. The road is in great shape
There is a gas station and restaurant at the beginning and the end. Nothing in between except for one ranch. It's only 47 miles. You'll end up at the far east side of Yosemite National Park where you could spend a week taking it all in.
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