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Alta Sierra, California
(Nevada County)

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The location of Alta Sierra

Welcome to Alta Sierra ...

Alta Sierra is located in Nevada County.

The location of Alta Sierra has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Alta Sierra is 2,300 feet [701 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude 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

The area code for Alta Sierra: (530)

Communities near Alta Sierra ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alta Sierra and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Auburn   [Map]   13,997   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]   2,005   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta Sierra. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Alta Sierra.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Nevada County

About California

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:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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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<4>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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