FEATHER RIVER CANYON/GRAEAGLE TOUR
Feather River Canyon
Feather River Canyon, located along Highway 70 between Oroville and
Quincy, is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the
state. Hwy 65 N now bypasses Starbuck’s at the Town Center in
Lincoln. Take the Lincoln Blvd exit off Hwy 65 N for about 1 1/2
miles to the Town Center at 59 Lincoln Blvd. Our club will leave Starbucks’s in the Lincoln Town Center,
located at 405 Highway 65 in Lincoln, at 9:30 on Wednesday June
22nd. After leaving Lincoln, there will be 'Bonnie Stop' in Oroville
and a last chance for gas, as there are no gas stations in the
The Canyon is an awesome gorge carved by the Feather River running
through granite boulders, and into pine forests and high
Few California highways have such natural beauty and diversity in
terrain, landscape and elevation. We will view the historic Pulga
and Tobin bridges, a highway and railroad bridge, that cross each
other. Also three tunnels blasted through solid
named Arch Rock, Elephant Butte and Grizzly Dome, are among the most
photographed sites in the canyon. Seven hydroelectric powerhouses
make up the “Stairway of Power” along the river, where we will see
the power generating process in action. There will be stops along
the way to view and photograph these wonders.
Lunch will be at Caribou Crossroads, which is situated on the
Pacific Crest hiking trail at Belden. This tiny diner offers
hamburgers, sandwiches and some other specialties for our group. The
restaurant owners are so excited to serve us, that they are inviting
all the locals to see our beautiful cars. It should be great fun.
Should this not meet your dietary needs, feel free to bring your own
After lunch, we will leisurely drive toward Quincy, enjoying the
fabulous scenery and arrive in the
afternoon at the Chalet View Lodge, which is located near Graeagle.
The Lodge has something for everyone. In the complex, there is the
craft Eureka Peak Brewing Company, a Starbucks and the award
winning, The Grille restaurant. Additionally, there is bocce ball,
horseshoes, swimming, hot tub, 9-hole golf, a catch and release
pond, and for the young at heart, zip lining. We have a rate of
about $98.00/night, depending on your chosen accommodations. The
rooms set aside are all "Classic king" rooms in the main lodge with
all the amenities. If you would like a cabin or chalet room, please
work that out with Carrie Hickman. The Chalet View Lodge is offering
a buffet breakfast for $12.50 with reservations or $15.00 without.
Reservations can be made at check-in. A list of alternate breakfast
options will also be available.
After breakfast on Thursday, we will be exploring the surrounding
Plumas National Forest area. The morning run will be the Gold Lake
Loop, a breathtaking scenic drive, which will take us by several
other lakes. We will stop at the Vista Point (6700 feet) for a photo
and viewing opportunity. The drive will be about an hour and a half.
After lunch, an additional run is planned to either the
Plumas-Eureka State Park, located at the foot of Eureka Peak, or a
drive around Lake Davis. Some club members may wish to visit the
Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola or simply relax on the
beautiful grounds surrounding the lodge.
We will be leaving on June 24th. After breakfast, we will discuss
the several possible routes home.
We hope you will join us for this memorable MG event.
If you plan to attend, it is imperative that you make your
reservations early as the hotel is sold out the day we leave.
Contact Carrie Hickman
Identify yourself as a member of the Sacramento Valley MG Car Club
in order to get the discounted rate.
Chalet View Lodge
questions about the event, please contact:
Paul & Bonnie
Cathy & Keith Yarbrough 916-684-2700