The Alta Alpina Challenge starts at Turtle Rock Park in Alpine County California near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border.
To obtain driving directions from Google Maps search on 'Turtle Rock Park, Markleeville, Calif'.
For those flying from points inside the United States, we recommend flying to Reno-Taho Airport (RNO). You can rent a car at the airport and drive south 64 miles to the start (approximately 90 minutes).
For those flying from outside the United States, you can either fly to Reno-Tahoe after first flying into and clearing customs at another major airport in the US or you can fly direct to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and rent a car there. The drive from SFO to the start is a scenic 213 miles and will take approximately 4 hours.