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Designation: California State Scenic Highway
Length, One-Way: 22 Miles (36.67 Kilometers)
Time: 25 minutes @ 50 mph


General Information

Junipero Sierra Freeway has been considered the
Copyright: - California Scenic Highway Program
Junipero Sierra Freeway has been considered the "World's Most Beautiful Freeway."
Description - The award-winning Route 280--Father Junipero Serra Freeway traverses the valley created by the San Andreas Fault. Located in San Mateo County, the 22-mile scenic highway extends from Santa Clara County line to the San Bruno city limit.

Attractions - This scenic corridor along the Junipero Sierra Freeway has been considered the "World's Most Beautiful Freeway." The motorist is offered middleground forest and mountain vistas, background water and mountain panoramas, and enclosed lake and mountain ridge views as the route traverses the environmentally fragile valley created by the San Andreas Earthquake Fault.

Recreation - The Route 280--Junipero Serra Freeway is known for it's natural, historical and recreational attractions.

Climate - Climate in the San Francisco Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.

Location - Route 280--Father Junipero Serra Freeway extends from the Santa Clara County line on Interstate 280 to the city limits of San Bruno.

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ICON Scenic Driving Route 280--Father Junipero Serra Freeway
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ICON Viewing Scenery Route 280--Father Junipero Serra Freeway
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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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