Sonora Pass is Open!

Just the other day (May 1st) I snapped these photos off of the TV.

Sonora Pass open
May 1, 2018, channel 10 weather photo
Sonora pass open
Photo taken off my tv on May 1, 2018

The 9,624-foot Sonora Pass,  second-highest paved route over the Sierra Nevada range, opened on Thursday, May 3rd.  I didn’t realize it had opened and was very surprised to see the road sign with the words SONORA PASS OPEN Friday morning as I drove up the hill.  I wasn’t expecting that message or I would have been prepared to take a photo.

The Pass had been closed since November 21st.  Now we can all drive to Bridgeport and it’ll make my drive to Boise ID much easier.  I love the backroads as opposed to a lot of Hwy 80 through Carson City and Reno.

Ebbitts Pass opened at noon on Friday, May 4th.

Tioga Pass is not yet open.

If you have a current photo of Sonora Pass (or Ebbitts)  please share it with us.  Send it to and I’ll post it here on the blog.

Next comes summer.


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