If you take your visitors to the mountains, they’ll see some of California’s most breathtaking sights.
In the north, you can show them Mount Shasta, a volcano that last erupted just a little over 200 years ago! You can visit the famous Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Take them to the telescope atop Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. The Mountain Region stretches the full length of the state.
Veins of gold in the mountains drew people westward in the 1850s. Until people built roads and railways, the ranges formed a barrier between the West Coast and the growing country in the East.