The latest washout that shut this spectacularly scenic stretch of road in January has been repaired, ahead of schedule and under budget. Way to go, Caltrans!
The reopening means the return of day trippers zipping through the tight turns, pulling over just long enough to snap photos of the prettiest coastline on the planet. Hey, don’t be in such a hurry. Here are a few places you should consider exploring on this memorable trip through a stunning sliver of Monterey County.
Highway 1 between Monterey and Cambria has reopened after a slide at Rat Creek. The scenic stretch … [+] of road is well-used by day trippers, but savvy travelers know where to stay for the full experience.
This state highway is quite an engineering marvel, an unlikely vision that dates back to the late 1800s. Then, a Monterey-based physician actually walked the rugged land before pitching the idea of a road. According to the Cambria Historical Society, construction began in 1922 and was fraught with dangerous delays. Not surprising given the dramatic nature of the landscape.
The full 100-mile stretch of highway officially opened in 1937 and became part of the California highway system in 1939…