Cycling Sonora Pass Dardanelle

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Sonora Pass - Dardanelle

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.2 %

Length: 22.59 km

Height start: 1758 m

Height top: 2933 m

Ascent: 1175 m

Maximum: 18 %

Sonora Pass rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1079 (all)
Ranking United States: 88 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada: 12 (all)
Difficulty score: 113.43 what?

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Highway 108 from Sonora to near Bridgeport is the second-most scenic asphalt road crossing the highest mountain range in the continental United States. The west side starting from Dardanelle is spectactular especially in the springtime just after the road is opened when theres still snow on the rocks - (this pass is normally snow-covered and closed during winter months). For some photos and reports see

The Sonora Pass is situated in California. This climb belongs to the Sierra Nevada. Starting from Dardanelle, the Sonora Pass ascent is 22.59 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1175 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.2 %. The maximum slope is 18 %.

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