Highway 120 is known as the Northern Gateway to Yosemite National Park, and the entire length of the highway is contained within the state of California.
The western terminus is in the city of Manteca in the California Central Valley and the eastern terminus is at the town of Benton, California at the intersection with Highway 6 near the Nevada border.
Highway 120 is about 206 miles long, you could traverse the entire highway from end to end in a day, but why would you when there is so much to see and do along the way?
Highway 120 is the most direct and scenic route for travelers to Yosemite coming from the San Francisco and San Jose Bay Area, the Central California coast, and all points north. Highway 120 is the only route to/from Yosemite that encompasses two entrances to the park, including the only entrance from the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Highway 120 boasts destinations that encompass the California Central Valley, the Mother Lode Gold Rush country, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park, and the eastern Sierra Nevada including nearby Mono Lake.
Highway 120 is a cooperative joint venture to promote travel and tourism on the Highway 120 corridor, the Northern Gateway to Yosemite, by presenting the best that the entire Highway 120 route has to offer as a multi faceted attraction for the public/visitor. Any community, organization, business, or individual along the Highway 120 corridor, or it’s immediate vicinity, who wants to work with The Highway 120 Adventure Coop for the common goal of promoting tourism, and business and economic well being in the Highway 120 corridor.