Santa Rosa Rd

Santa Rosa Rd follows the Santa Ynez River on its South bank. It's the backroad alternative to Hwy 246 connecting Lompoc with Solvang. It's 26 km from Hwy 1 in the West to Hwy 101 in the East. There are a few more kilometers on each end to get the center of Lompoc and Solvang. The road is flat with the exception of a 100 m hill to climb around Santa Rosa Park. But the grade is easy, around 3%.

This is one of three legs of the Solvang Century. The other two are Santa Maria to Lompoc via various backroads and Solvang to Santa Maria via the Dan Henry Bike Route and Foxen Canyon Rd.

The white bluffs of Santa Ynez River

Santa Ynez River Valley - as Tuscan as it gets in California