From Bakersfield, take highway 58 east approximately 20 miles to the Caliente exit. The exit is on the left.
The Caliente-Bodfish road winds and curves across mountain terrain dotted with numerous Blue Oaks and carpeted with spring wildflowers. Along the way are historic towns and landmarks. Much of the route travels in the shadow of the Piute Mountains. Topping out at 8400 feet elevation, they are the highest mountains in the Southern Sierra Nevada.