Mile markers provide a reliable point of reference for determining where you are.  Mile marker signs on Highway 1 in Monterey County are white vertical rectangles, placed every mile, on both sides of the road, with a numerical indicator of how many miles north you are located from the border with San Luis Obispo County to the south.

Why bother with mile markers when you have mobile apps, GPS coordinates, physical maps, cell phones?  Long stretches of Highway 1 in Big Sur have neither cross-streets nor building addresses as points of reference.  GPS coordinates from a mobile app are of limited value in describing where you are in relationship to someone or somewhere else.  Physical maps are useful, though you won’t necessarily know where you are on the map.  Cell service and internet service is available only in selected areas of Big Sur.  Mile markers are never more than one mile away, in any direction that you travel, in any weather, regardless of the availability of cell and internet access.  

First Responders - Fire, Ambulance, Police - are given estimated mile marker locations when dispatched to vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, rescues, fires, and other disturbances.  If you know your mile marker location, you will give yourself the best opportunity for First Responders to find you quickly.

MM 68   |   Malpaso Creek Bridge (narrow)   |  Bus Stop

MM 66   |   Garrapata State Park   |   Trail Head for Rocky Ridge Trail, Highway 1   |   831.624.4909

MM 65   |   Passing Zone

MM 64   |   Granite Canyon Bridge (narrow)

MM 64   |   Garrapata State Park |   Highway 1

MM 63   |   Garrapata Creek Bridge (narrow)   |   Bus Stop

MM 62   |   Rocky Point Restaurant   |   36700 Highway 1   |   Carmel, CA 93923   |   831.624.2933

MM 61   |   Palo Colorado Rd / Highway 1   |   Bus Stop

MM 61   |   Botchers Gap Campground   |   Highway 1 / Palo Colorado Rd + 5 miles

MM 61   |   Passing Zone

MM 60   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 60   |   Rocky Creek Bridge (narrow)

MM 60   |   Bixby Bridge (narrow)   |   Bus Stop

MM 59   |   Passing Zone   |   Northbound Only

MM 59   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 58   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 58   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 57   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 56   |   Little Sur River Bridge

MM 56   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 56   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 56   |   Passing Zone

MM 55   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 54   |   Passing Zone

MM 54   |   Point Sur State Historic Park   |   Highway 1   |   831.625.4419   |   Bus Stop

MM 53   |   Passing Zone

MM 52   |   Passing Zone

MM 51   |   Andrew Molera State Park   |   45500 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2315   |   Bus Stop

MM 50   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 50   |   Passing Zone

MM 49   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 49   |   Big Sur River Inn & Restaurant   |   46800 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2700   |   800.548.3610   |   Bus Stop

MM 49   |   Big Sur Health Center   |    46896 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2580

MM 49   |   Big Sur Campground & Cabins   |   47000 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2322

MM 48   |   Riverside Campground & Cabins   |   47020 Highway 1   |    Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2414

MM 48   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 48   |   Ripplewood Resort   |   47047 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2242   |   800.575.1735   |   Bus Stop

MM 48   |   Glen Oaks Big Sur   |   47080 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2105

MM 48   |   Big Sur Roadhouse   |   47080 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2370

MM 48   |   Juan Higuera Creek Bridge

MM 48   |   Fernwood Resort   |   47200 Highway 1   |  Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2422   |   Bus Stop

MM 47   |   Big Sur Pfeiffer State Park   |   47231 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2315

MM 47   |   Big Sur Lodge  |   47225 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   800.424.4787

MM 47   |   Big Sur River Bridge

MM 47   |   Pine Ridge Trail   |   Congested   |   

MM 46   |   Big Sur Station Visitor Center   |   Highway 1   |   Information Only   |   831.667.2315   |   Bus Stop

MM 46   |   Pfeiffer Beach   |   Highway 1 / Sycamore Canyon Rd + 2 miles   |   Bus Stop

MM 45   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 45   |   Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

MM 45   |   US Post Office   |   47500 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   800.275.8777   |   Bus Stop

MM 45   |   Big Sur Deli   |   47520 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2225

MM 45   |   Big Sur Taphouse   |   47520 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.0446

MM 45   |   Big Sur Bakery   |   47540 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.0520

MM 45   |   Post Ranch Inn   |   47900 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2200   |   800.527.2200

MM 45   |   Ventana Inn & Spa   |   48123 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   800.628.6500   |   Bus Stop

MM 44   |   Nepenthe   |   48510 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2345   |   Bus Stop

MM 44   |   Hawthorne Gallery   |   48485 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, California 93920   |   831.667.3200

MM 44   |   Henry Miller Library   |   48603 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2574

MM 43   |   Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn   |   48865 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   831.667.2377

MM 43   |   Castro Canyon Bridge (narrow)  

MM 41   |   Coast Galleries |   49901 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, California 93920   |   831.667.2301

MM 40   |   Boronda Trail

MM 39   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 39   |   Sycamore Draw Bridge

MM 38   |   Torre Canyon Bridge

MM 38   |   DeAngulo Trail

MM 36   |   Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park   |   52801 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920    |   831.667.2315

MM 35   |   Anderson Canyon Bridge

MM 34   |   Passing Zone

MM 34   |   Burns Creek Bridge

MM 34   |   Buck Creek Bridge

MM 33   |   Passing Zone

MM 33   |   Hot Springs Creek Bridge

MM 32   |   Lime Creek Bridge

MM 32   |   Esalen Institute   |   55000 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA, 93920   |   Reservation Required   |   888.837.2536   |   703.342.0500

MM 31   |   Dolan Creek Bridge

MM 29   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 28   |   Passing Zone   |   Northbound Only

MM 28   |   Big Creek Bridge (narrow)

MM 27   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 27   |   Passing Zone

MM 26   |   Passing Zone

MM 26   |   Vicente Creek Bridge

MM 25   |   Passing Zone

MM 24   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 23   |   Lucia Lodge   |   Highway 1   |   Big Sur, California 93920   |   831.667.2708   |   866.424.4787

MM 23   |   New Camaldoli Hermitage   |   62400 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, California 93920   |   831.667.2456

MM 23   |   Stone Ridge Trail

MM 22   |   Pitkins Curve Bridge

MM 21   |   Limekiln Creek Bridge

MM 21   |   Limekiln State Park   |   Highway 1 |   805.434.1996

MM 19   |   Kirk Creek Trail

MM 19   |   Kirk Creek Campground   |   Highway 1   |   805.434.1996

MM 19   |   Kirk Creek Bridge

MM 19   |   Nacimiento Campground   |   Highway 1 / Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd + 11 miles |   805.434.1996

MM 18   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 18   |   Mill Creek Picnic Area & Beach   |   Highway 1 |   805.434.1996

MM 18   |   Mill Creek Bridge (narrow)

MM 18   |   Mill Creek Trail

MM 17   |   Wild Cattle Creek Bridge

MM 16   |   Passing Zone

MM 16 & 15   |   Prewitt Loop Creek Trail   |   Two Trailheads   |

MM 15   |   Passing Zone

MM 15   |   Prewitt Creek Bridge

MM 14   |   Passing Zone

MM 14   |   Sand Dollar Beach   |   Highway 1 |   805.434.1996

MM 14   |   Plaskett Creek Campground   |   Highway 1 |   805.434.1996

MM 13   |   Passing Zone

MM 12   |   Willow Creek Picnic Area & Beach   |   Highway 1 |   805.434.1996

MM 12   |   Willow Creek Bridge

MM 11   |   Treebones Resort   |   71895 Highway 1   |   Big Sur, CA 93920   |   805.927.2390   |   877.424.4787

MM 10   |   Gorda Springs Resort   |   Highway 1   |   Big Sur, California 93920   |   805-927-3918

MM 10   |   Passing Zone

MM 9   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 8   |   Passing Zone

MM 8   |   Alder Creek Bridge

MM 8   |   Cruikshank Trail

MM 7   |   Villa Creek Bridge

MM 5   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 5   |   Paved Turnout   |   Northbound Traffic

MM 3   |   Paved Turnout   |   Southbound Traffic

MM 3   |   Passing Zone   |   Southbound Only

MM 2   |   Salmon Creek Bridge

MM 2   |   Salmon Creek Trail

MM -2   |   Ragged Point Inn and Resort   |   19019 Highway 1   |   Ragged Point, CA 93452   |   888.584.6374