Scenic Drives – Sand Canyon Road

Sand Canyon Road

Built mostly in the 1930’s, this roadway serves the western end of the San Gabriel Mountains. It runs from the junction of Little Tujunga Canyon Road at Bear Divide to Sierra Highway. The segment south of Soledad Canyon Road runs through Sand Canyon, then Bear Canyon south of Placerita Canyon Road. At Bear Divide, the roadway crosses Santa Clara Divide Road. While not all of it is open to motorized vehicles, it does provide a mostly ridge top roadway from Newhall at the State 14 / Newhall Ave (former San Fernando Road) interchange to Angeles Crest Highway via Magic Mountain, North Fork Saddle, Mt Gleason, and Mt Pacifico.

Abutment for the pre-1983 Santa Clara River bridge. The bridge was partially washed out by the El Nino floods in early 1983.
Sand Canyon Road through the Oaks between Lost Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road.
Sand Canyon Road through the Oaks between Lost Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road.
Along Bear Canyon, below Bear Divide.
Along Bear Canyon, below Bear Divide.

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