Crew Driving Instructions
Granite Bay Horse Assembly
(CA State Park Fee - $10 per vehicle OR Poppy Pass)
From Cavitt School, proceed left out of the parking lot back on to Fuller Drive. Make a right at the signal on to Auburn-Folsom Road. Turn right onto Douglas Blvd and continue down Douglas to the main entrance of Granite Bay, FLSRA. After paying at the gate, proceed north about one mile, then turn left (westward) at the brown sign for the Horseman's Assembly Area.
(CA State Park Fee - $10 per vehicle OR buy a Annual Poppy Pass)
After the start, turn left out of the school parking lot on Fuller Drive. Make a right at the signal (Auburn-Folsom Road). Proceed 10 miles to Newcastle Rd. and turn right. Follow Newcastle to Rattlesnake Bar Rd. through the kiosk. At the first dirt road intersection, go right and drive very slowly as this road can be very bumpy. Proceed about 1/2 mile to the aid station lot at the Rattlesnake Bar Horse Assembly.
Auburn Dam Overlook
If you are coming from Rattlesnake aid station, return to Auburn-Folsom Road. and turn right. Proceed ~8 miles to Pacific Ave. in Auburn and turn right. Follow Pacific to the Auburn Dam Overlook parking lot. We encourage you to park in the main paved lot and walk down to the Horse Staging area where the aid station will be located.
From I-80 West, take the Indian Hill exit at Newcastle. Proceed to Auburn-Folsom Road. and turn left. Proceed to Pacific Ave. in Auburn and turn right. Follow Pacific to the Auburn Dam Overlook parking lot.
From I-80 East, take the Newcastle exit, which is approximately two miles west of Auburn. Go straight at the traffic signal, this will put you on Indian Hill Road. Go up Indian Hill Road for approximately two miles to the signal light. Turn left on Auburn-Folsom Road. Follow Auburn-Folsom Road to Pacific Avenue. Turn right on Pacific Avenue and follow it approximately one mile to the Auburn Overlook (large parking lot on your right).
From the Auburn Dam Overlook, take Pacific Street back to Auburn-Folsom Road and make a right. Make a right on High Street and follow through downtown. Follow signs for 49 down in to the canyon for 2.3 miles. This is a very windy road, please drive safe. Turn right and cross 49 at bridge. Parking is limited. Please pull of the road entirely or there is an Auburn State Recreation Area Parking lot on your left. Please use caution when crossing the road.