Important information regarding the Kyburz fire/hwy 50 road closure as of 7/24/15. Official detour information is as follows:
Alternate routes include (expected delays of approximately of one hour; check CalTrans http://www.dot.ca.gov/ for road conditions)
Detour (and very scenic) directions:
From Sacramento - Exit Highway 16 (Sloughouse Rd.) East towards Plymouth/Jackson Hwy 49 South to Jackson Hwy 88 to Kirkwood/Hope Valley Hwy 89 North to Lake Tahoe Hwy 50 East to Lake Tahoe
From East Bay Area -580/205 to Stockton, Hwy 88 East to Kirkwood/Hope Valley, Follow directions above to Lake Tahoe
Hwy 50 beyond Placerville-Exit Sly Park Road at Pollock Pines (E16) Take Sly Park for 5 miles Stay right at 1st Y in the road to stay on Sly Park Rd. (Do not take Park Creek) After passing Sly Park Recreation Area & Campground take left onto Mormon Immigrant Trail Stay on Mormon Immigrant Trail (aka Iron Mountain Road) for 25 miles East (left) on Hwy 99 to Kirkwood/Hope Valley Hwy 89 North to Lake Tahoe Hwy 50 East to Lake Tahoe
From Placerville - Follow directions above or take Hwy 49 South to Jackson and follow directions from Sacramento
* Note: Some GPS systems are re-routing people to Sly Park to Park Creek road, which will lead back into closure area. Do NOT go that way.
Click here for driving directions from Reno-Tahoe Airport (RNO) to Ridge Tahoe Resort
From the West:
From Bay Area: I 80 east to Sacramento then US 50 east toward Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Once in South Lake Tahoe, continue through town to the stateline, past the casinos to SR 207. Turn right up the road approximately 3 miles to Tramway Drive. Turn right. Road becomes a one way road, continue on the one way road. The road will make a sharp hairpin turn to the left. After this Heavenly will be on your right, followed by a large parking lot and then The Ridge Tahoe.
From Sacramento: US50 east toward Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Follow the instructions above.
From the North and East:
From Reno: US 395 south to Carson City, then take 50 West toward South Lake Tahoe. Before you approach the casinos turn left onto SR 207. Turn right up the road approximately 3 miles to Tramway Drive. Turn right. Road becomes a one way road, continue on the one way road. The road will make a sharp hairpin turn to the left. After this Heavenly will be on your right, followed by a large parking lot and then The Ridge Tahoe.
From the South:
From Southern California Los Angeles area: I 5 north to the 14 north. 14 north to US 395. US 395 north cross over into the state of Nevada and go through the towns of Gardnerville and Minden. At the end of town (Minden) look for SR 88 and signs that say to Lake Tahoe via Kingsbury Grade (SR 207). Turn left on SR 88 and go approximately 2 miles to Mottsville Lane and turn right. At stop sign proceed straight up SR 207 to the very top to Tramway Drive. Turn left on Tramway Drive. The Ridge Tahoe is approximately 2 miles after you turn off of SR 207 on the right.
From Southern California Inland Empire/San Diego: I 15 north to US 395 north. Once on US 395 follow the directions above for Los Angeles.