ARR's Recommended Fall Colors Round Trip American River Resort's Fall Color Scenic Loop

ARR’s Recommended Fall Color Round Trip

Some of the most glorious colors in all of California can be seen on this 4-hour drive, starting and ending at American River Resort.

This looping drive will take you past spectacular vistas, sparkling lakes, rivers, lush forests, amazing peaks and valleys, and across two high Sierra summits.

ARR recommends you take your time, binoculars and a picnic lunch!

DIRECTIONS: From ARR, follow Hwy 49 south to Hwy 50 in Placerville. Drive east on 50 to Pollock Pines, Sly Park Road exit.

Go south to Jenkinson Lake and turn left onto Mormon Immigrant Trail. Follow all the way to Hwy 88 where you’ll head east, up over Carson Pass and down to the junction with Hwy 89.

Head north on 89 until you come to Hwy 50 at South Lake Tahoe. Take Hwy 50 west over Echo Summit to Placerville, then Hwy 49 back to ARR.

In the evening, build a fire, pour some wine or hot cider and listen to the sound of the river. Feel glad for so many wonders to experience in our world.