Welcome to the Mother Lode Highway

Highway through history... and so much more

Linking both the sites of California's storied Gold Rush and its current, vibrant rural attractions, the Golden Chain Highway traverses the beautiful Mother Lode. From the jewel of the National Park system, Yosemite in the south, to the alpine beauty of Lake Tahoe in the north, and all the special spots in between, Highway 49 showcases the best of the Golden State.

Experience authentic California, tailored for you

Interested in Old West history? We have it in spades.

Looking for adventure and outdoor experiences? Your search is over.

Eclectic food, wine, and distillery discoveries more your style? We can please your palate and fill your glass... or glasses.

Hit the highway your way

Car, motorcycle, RV... whichever you choose, the Golden Chain Highway is just your speed. With an embarrassment of riches all along the way, your itinerary options are many and varied, whether you have just a weekend or as long as you wish to explore our wonderful part of the world. Check out some of our suggested itineraries, request a map, or contact us for help with specific questions.


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Highway 49, California's Golden Chain

1894 Six Mile Rd, Murphys, CA, 95247

(916) 201-8594