By Deb Flomberg
The Chimney Peak Back Country Byway is located about two hours East of Los Angeles, making it a wonderful place for a day-long drive to escape the city for a while. When you are ready for a quick burst of relaxation, consider hopping in your car and heading East on Interstate 210 toward Big Bear Lake. You’ll have a wonderfully scenic drive and plenty of photo ops for some impressive pictures to take home.
As you head out on the Chimney Peak Back Country Byway, you’ll find a really interesting variety of scenery and wildlife to enjoy. You’ll go through some beautiful terrain as the Mojave Desert merges with the Sierra Nevadas, making for amazing panoramic views. Make sure to bring your camera, as you just may happen upon a lot of different wildlife, as mule deer, black bears, bobcats, mountain lions and so much more call this area home.
Stop off at Canebreak Road off Highway 178 and you’ll find a small kiosk there. Grab a brochure about the surrounding area to help make the most of your trip. You can also explore the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which is a century-old destination that winds from Mexico to Canada, making it a very historic spot to visit.
The best parts of this drive is the way that the scenery seems to clash with itself. You’ll see vast desert terrain as well as rugged mountains. You’ll find penty of spots along the way to camp for the night, or just stop for a quick picnic lunch. Just be sure to take lots of photos of this amazing drive, as you’ll be surrounded by so much beauty that you’ll be truly inspired by it.
Make this drive even better by setting out in your 2013 S65 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love enjoying this drive in such a comfortable and luxurious car as you cruise down the highway in total style, making this drive seem like a mini-vacation.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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