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Davil's Slide route

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Davil's Slide route

Hi Guys,

Can some one tell me if this driving route is open to tourists or not.

There are some old forum posts suggests that the route is open.

However; another web site suggested that this route is closed till 2010.

We are hoping to take this route (Hwy:1) to LA during Sept this year.

Thanks

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1. Re: Davil's Slide route

There is a short section of Hiway 1 about 10 miles south of SF known as Devil's Slide. Every few years or so, heavy rains cause landslides and wash away a short section of the roadway, or at least enough of it to make it dangerous or impassable. The road is currently open, since it's unlikely to rain much between now and september, the road should be fine when you arrive.

Even if it is closed, you can go around, and still travel 99% of Hi 1 to LA.

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2. Re: Davil's Slide route

Hi Simbot,

Thanks or the post.

What is the length of this route (SF – LA)?

We are hoping to make an overnight stop some where along the way.

Any recommendation as to where the best place might be for the overnight stop?

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3. Re: Davil's Slide route

SF to LA is about 380 miles. There are 3 main routes: Hi 1 along the coast a mostly 2 lane fairly twisty road the most beautiful option, 8-10 hour drive. A little farther inland is 101 maybe 6-7 hrs, fastest and most boring route is I-5, 5-6 hrs.

There are many posts with advice on where to stop, do a quick search for lots of suggestions.

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4. Re: Davil's Slide route

380 miles is for I-5, Hi 1 is 455 miles per Google maps

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