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Quick Facts
Designation: BLM Back Country Byway
Length, One-Way: 82 Miles (136.67 Kilometers)
Time: 5 Hours


General Information

Description - This BLM Backcountry Byway in the California Desert Conservation Area offers sweeping vistas of the Panamint, Nelson, Inyo, Whie, Last Chance, Saline and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. The area encompasses a variety of significant historic and prehistoric sites.

Attractions - Salina Valley Road leads from US 190 north to Death Valley Road near Big Pine. The route is best driven in a 4-wheel drive vehicle due to necessary high clearance. Seasonal closures occur along this dirt route.

Recreation - The Salina Valley Road is known for it's archeology, historical and scenic attractions.

Climate - The desert region experiences typically clear days with with low precipitation and humidity.
Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high / low of 85 and 50 degrees F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at the higher elevations. Summers are very hot, over 100 degrees F during the day and not cooling much below 75 degrees F until the early hours of the morning.

Location - This byway is located in the Desert Region of eastern California. It leads from U.S. Highway 190 north to Death Valley Road near Big Pine.


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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

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Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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