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Tourism and Recreation


Eastern Sierra, Dan Gunn Photography

Since 2009, The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has worked with local contributors and communities to help promote sustainable recreation and tourism in the region.  Through partnerships with the National Geographic Society and the Sierra Business Council, we are proud to share an array of products to connect visitors to the Sierra Nevada.



Visit the online Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide 2.0 to explore the unique small towns, activities, flavors, and uncommon beauty of this extraordinary 25 million acre region of California.  Map your favorite itineraries, find a day long adventure, and discover rural communities.









Pick up a copy of Printed MapGuide to get a sampling of what’s contained on the website! Available at California Welcome Centers throughout the State.






Download our Free Mobile App to guide you through breathtaking landscapes that shape local cultures and unforgettable vacations in the American West.

Get off the beaten path and find your favorite places by visiting several themed Exploration Tracks; narrow down your destination search by using regional maps: Northern Sierra Cascade, Southern Sierra, Tahoe Emigrant Corridor, and Yosemite Gateway.


The Sierra Nevada Region offers world-class recreational opportunities for everyone.  You can challenge yourself with active physical activities such as hiking, biking, mountain climbing, river rafting or enjoy more tranquil opportunities such as sight seeing, picnicking, or visiting charming mountain communities.

The links below may assist you with your recreation search of the Sierra Nevada Region.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy does not endorse or monitor these sites.  When you follow the link you will be leaving the Sierra Nevada Conservancy website.

Thank you for visiting us and enjoy your discovery of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Region and all that awaits you.


Visit California

CA Outdoors - California Travel and Recreational Information

California State Parks

United States Forest Service

National Parks Service - California Region

Links to Counties in the Sierra Nevada Region