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DH40 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance:

30.8 mi / 49.6 km

Traffic:

Brutal
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At a Glance
The Lincoln Highway, completed in 1913, was America’s first true intercontinental highway. “The Loneliest Road in America” is lonely no more, however, especially on this section that traces the original southern route through the Sierras to South Lake Tahoe. Scores of gamblers now roll along the bank of the glittering South Fork of the American River, trying their luck through the fast, low-risk curves. Yet despite the traffic, lots of throttle-cracking passing lanes go far to reduce the pylon vigorish on the long, steep climb through the sugar pines. Scenery’s glamorous throughout, changing from green to granite as the road crosses into the sub-alpine to summit at the Sierra Ski Resort. And while the DH parlays its esses into a Twistiness jackpot on the narrow strand of asphalt that edges down Meyers Grade, the panoramic view over Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks is of historic proportions. This road proved so popular way back in the teens and twenties that the Lincoln Highway Association published a best-selling tour book. This guide rated the road, described its best parts and pointed out the places where motorists could stop along the way to sleep, eat or gas up… Hey, wait a second!
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