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Driving east on Highway 140, the first community you reach is Catheys Valley, which originated as a ranching community in the early 1850’s. Here you can slow down and explore the winding, unfrequented side roads, which are perfect for bicycling, and put you in the midst of wild flowers (in…
Columbia is a town located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in Tuolumne County, California, United States. It was founded as a boomtown in 1850 when gold was found in the vicinity, and was known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines
Coulterville, California is located 20 miles northwest of Mariposa. It is one of the original mining towns and boasts historic points of interest. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Coulterville Main Street Historic District.
El Portal is located 11.5 miles west-southwest of Yosemite Village, at an elevation of 1939 feet. El Portal lies along State Route 140 by the Merced River located on the western boundary of Yosemite National Park. It is partly under the administrative jurisdiction of Yosemite National Park. Community buildings include…
Groveland is a must-stop town for Yosemite visitors. One of the original gold-mining towns, you'll find historic hotels, bed and breakfast lodging, camping, dining, water sports, and other vacation activities.
State Route 120 (SR 120) runs from the San Joaquin Valley near Lathrop through Yosemite National Park, to its end at U.S. Route 6 in Mono County, eastern California SR 120 heads into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and into Yosemite National Park. After leaving Crane Flat within Yosemite,…
tate Route 41 (SR 41) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, connecting the Cabrillo Highway (SR 1) in Morro Bay with Fresno and Yosemite National Park via the San Joaquin Valley. Except between US 101 in Atascadero and SR 46 near Shan don, SR 41 is…
Highway 49 and 295.07 mi (474.861 km) starting at Oakhurst and ending at SR 70 at Vinton. State Route 49 (SR 49) is a north-south California State Highway in California that passes through many historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush. "Golden Chain" Highway. Highway 49 is numbered…
Hornitos is an historic mining town dating back to the early 1850s. It is located on Burns Creek, 14 miles south of Coulterville, at an elevation of 843 feet. The population was 75 in 2010. The town was formed when Mexican miners were kicked out of the nearby town of…
Lee Vining is the closest town to the east entrance of Yosemite. It is also near other tourist destinations including Mono Lake, the town of Bodie, and June and Mammoth mountain ski areas. The town was founded in 1852 as a mining camp.
The seat of Mariposa, County, the town of Mariposa is chock full of exiting things to do, places to eat, shopping, and attractions. The town was founded as a mining camp on the banks of a seasonal stream known as Aqua Fria about 6 miles west of where the town…
Located just 28 miles from Yosemite National Park, Midpines is a scattering of buildings off Highway 140. The town originally was created as a resort and still provides lodging with a variety of options for any budget.
Oakhurst is located at the junctions of state highways 41 and 49 at the southern end of Yosemite Gold Country. It was originally Fresno Flats post office, in 1873, and became Oakhurst in 1912. Oakhurst is not incorporated and therefore doesn't have an official mayor or council.
State Route 140
State Route 140 (SR 140) is a state highway and is 102 miles (164km) in length. It begins in the San Joaquin Valley at Interstate 5 near Gustine, and runs east into Sierra Nevada, terminating in Yosemite National Park. The section of the road, from Mariposa to El Portal is…
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierras and covers an area of 747,956 acres. Up to 5 million people visit the park each year to witness its awe-inspiring beauty. Featuring Mariposa Grove and the giant Sequoias and Yosemite Falls, and the granite domes El Capitan and Half Dome, the…