From Southern California: Travel time is approximately 8.5+ hours.

  • Take I-5 North to Sacramento
  • In Sacramento, merge onto US-50 East to South Lake Tahoe, 100 miles
  • See “From San Francisco” for further directions


  • Take US-395 North towards Carson City and Reno
  • 118 miles north of Mammoth Lakes turn left onto NV-88
  • 1.9 miles later turn right onto NV-207/Mottsville Lane
  • Continue 14.3 miles on NV-207 over Kingsbury Grade into the Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Turn left onto Lake Tahoe Blvd./US-50 (Crossing into California)
  • See “From Reno” directions beginning with “Turn right on CA-89”