The Angeles Crest Highway is a two-lane highway over the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles, California. The route is mountain-rural as it passes through the protected San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest.
The scenic byway ascends and winds its way through 66 miles of the Angeles National Forest, through chaparral, and montane forest habitats, along the highest and most scenic ridges of the San Gabriel mountain range.
The drive is worth it. There are many fabulous photo opportunities. Along the way, you can also enjoy pure Alpine scenery just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. Fresh air, trees, mountains, and blue sky all day long.
The mountain road is a piece of heaven to be enjoyed.
The Angeles Crest Highway was closed for several years due to landslides.
The Highway is closed in the wintertime due to frequent avalanches, wildfires, and rockfalls. Drivers have to prepare for sudden changes in weather and avalanches.