America's Scenic Byways

Route 154--San Marcos Pass Road

32 miles - 40 minutes

The San Marcos Pass Road (Route 154) gracefully works its way from near the dreamy Santa Barbara coastline, over the Santa Ynez Mountains, and on to Highway 101, 35 miles inland. The route takes the traveler through part of the Los Padres National Forest, past beautiful Lake Cachuma, and on to colorful, historic valley towns.

###Two Sides to Every Story###

The areas on both sides of the pass offer exceptional climates with pleasant, warm temperatures. The northern end of the byway offers unique towns and quality vineyards, while the other end offers Santa Barbara and its great surrounding beaches. The byway is also significant as one of only three routes over the Santa Ynez Mountains from the Santa Barbara County's coastline.