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  1. Default One-day trip - from San Fran area through Yosemite to Las Vegas

    My kids and I are driving from San Francisco to Las Vegas this weekend but would like to drive through Yosemite (probably no time for more than a couple of quick stops) for the scenic view. I'm thinking of taking 120 to Lee Vining, CA then south to Vegas. I realize it will be about a 13-hour trip but there is absolutely no possibility of staying in/near Yosemite due to time constraints. So I would appreciate your feedback on the following:

    1) Is 120 the best option for this trip or can anyone recommend a more attractive route?
    2) I have never driven through Yosemite before, so how dangerous is the drive? I ask because I may need my 18-year-old son to help with the driving.
    3) What would be the highest elevation?

    Thanks in advance for your input.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Welcome to RTA!

    I'm really sorry, but the only way to safely drive from SF to LV in one day is via I-5 or CA-99/CA-58/I-15. You do not have time to go through Yosemite, even if you make NO stops.

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    Thanks, glc! I'll take your advice. Would have loved to have seen Yosemite but safety's first!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Are you sure you can't squeeze out a second day? What about on the return trip?

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