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Alta Sierra, California
(Nevada County)

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Welcome to Alta Sierra ...

Alta Sierra is located in Nevada County.

Alta Sierra is 2,300 feet [701 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Alta Sierra is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Alta Sierra lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alta Sierra is within the (530) area code.

Communities near Alta Sierra ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Auburn   [Map]   13,963   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cedar Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chicago Park   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chicago Park - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Colfax   [Map]   2,004   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gold Flat   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alta Sierra.

Communities Also Named Alta Sierra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Alta Sierra: This one is located in Nevada County and the other is located in Kern County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta Sierra.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta Sierra. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta Sierra. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta Sierra.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alta Sierra:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Sierra ...

Looking for more information about Alta Sierra? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Alta Sierra? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta Sierra, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alta Sierra.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alta Sierra. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta Sierra. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nevada County: www.new.mynevadacounty.com/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Sierra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Alta Sierra. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta Sierra) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alta Sierra. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta Sierra

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Sierra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1416, Longitude: -121.0538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alta Sierra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alta Sierra.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alta Sierra.