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Highway 1 is open!

Driving to Esalen via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

Due to the closure of Highway 1 at Rat Creek south of Esalen, you cannot currently reach us via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is a rural, mountain road that connects Highway 101 to Highway 1 and is an approximate hour-long drive. At some points the roadway narrows to one lane and a half, so please drive with caution.

Also be advised that cellular service is unreliable once you exit Highway 101, and non-existent while driving over Nacimiento Road.

Please note: this route may be impassable during winter months. See recommended driving directions here.


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Entrance to Fort Hunter Liggett Army Base

A photo of a  highway checkpoint with green fields on both sides. A sign reads Point Hunter Liggett, US Army.


Turn onto Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

A photo of a two-lane paved road leading over a small bridge, with trees to either side.