Big Sur Coast Communications

Totally Unofficial Road Information For
Highway One
in Big Sur

Spring 2018

Motorists are advised to consult the hotline before driving on Highway 1 in the Big Sur area.
The toll-free phone number is (888) 836-0866
March 2018
Highway One in Big Sur is still closed at Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Travelers still cannot access the entire length of Highway 1 from Carmel to Cambria
but local businesses are open on both sides of Mud Creek.

State Route 1 in Monterey County remains closed from north of Salmon Creek, just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek slide. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County near Ragged Point.

One way Traffic Control at Paul's Slide 21.6

Check with the CHP
Cal Trans for latest info at

California Highway Conditions

(Search for SR 1 or call (888) 836-0866)

Check with County Roads for the status
of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

Cal Trans Home Page

Big Sur Area Mile Markers

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain with the projected timeline to safely open to public traffic is late-summer 2018 at an estimated cost of $40 million.

Older Stuff

Rocky Creek Slip
Post Mile 60.00
Rocky Creek Closure March 17th, 2011  Photo by Colin Maxwell

One lane Open!

Partington Slide
Post Mile 38.20
Partington Slide @ Hwy 1-Photo Jon Knight
Closed Partington Ridge Road as well -Photo Jon Knight

Partington Slide from Partington Ridge Road              Photo by Colin Jones, CalTrans

Pitkin's Curve
Post Mile 21.2

The Beginning- March 14th 2000

Pitkin's Curve, Rain Rock, January 2006

Work at Pitkin's Curve February 2012

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Southbound

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Northbound

Work at Pitkin's Curve October 2012 Northbound


Other Pitkin Photos