Auburn is bordered on its southern edge by the American River Canyon, where just a few miles away and almost a thousand feet lower in elevation, the North Fork and the Middle Fork of the American River dramatically come together at the Confluence. This flow from the crest of the Sierra Nevada has created a place of importance for Native Americans, miners during the gold rush, and now recreational enthusiasts from around the world. Auburn is known as the “Endurance Capital of the World” as it hosts the pinnacle events in equestrian trail racing and endurance trail running, the Tevis Cup and the Western States 100, where racers start at Squaw Valley, push over the Sierra Crest, then complete the rest of their 100 miles journey in Auburn. This incredible landscape encourages exploration of all kinds; walking, hiking, running, riding and driving. Get out there and explore!
Exploring The Town of Auburn
Explore Closeby Wineries and Breweries
Mt. Vernon Winery – 10 min.
Bonitata Boutique Wine – 7 min.
Exploring Auburn Recreation
Go Whitewater Rafting!
From the experienced rafter to the first time rafter, there are almost 20 rafting guide companies to professionally and safely have an adventure of a lifetime!
Whitewater Rafting Companies
Exploring The Sierra
45 minutes up the hill on Highway 80 also provides a plethora of options for exploration and adventure all year long. The Foothills Motel is just 50 minutes from snowboarding at Boreal and skiing at Sugar Bowl! And if you need a hotel to stay to wait out a snowstorm on Highway 80, we are it!