Current Road Conditions:

Highland Drive: We do not recommend taking Highland Drive via the Summit Road to Pema Osel Ling as Highland Drive is one lane in three places due to land slides.

You may find additional information on the web pages below.

Santa Cruz Country Road Closures

CHP - Santa Cruz Facebook page

We are located about  2 hours south of San Francisco, 35 minutes from Santa Cruz and about an hour from both Monterey and San Jose. We recommend that you print the following directions and bring these when visiting.

From the North

WARNING: Highland Way via Summit Road off of Highway 17 is very remote, curvy and takes longer than if you take Highway 1 South from Santa Cruz.  

Please DO NOT follow your GPS, Google Maps or Map Quest directions that take you to Highland Way via Summit Road. 

From the East Bay, San Jose  or San Francisco:

Drive to Santa Cruz and then follow the directions from Santa Cruz. 

  • Head south on Highway 1. 
  • Take the Freedom Boulevard exit and go left over the freeway. 
  • After 5 miles, you will come to a stop sign where you will make a left on Corralitos Road. 
  • Follow Corralitos Road for 2 miles. 
  • At the four-way stop sign the road becomes Eureka Canyon. 
  • Go straight through the stop sign onto Eureka Canyon Road and continue for 6.7 miles. 
  • Pema Osel Ling is on the left side, with a big blue and gold sign posted at the entrance.

 From the South

From Monterey (Google Map of this route):

  • Head north on Highway 1.
  • Take the Airport Boulevard Exit. 
  • At the stop light on Airport and Freedom Blvd., turn left and stay left onto Freedom Boulevard, follow it for a couple of miles to the next stop sign. 
  • At the stop sign, make a right onto Corralitos Road. 
  • Follow Corralitos Road for 2 miles. 
  • At the four-way stop sign the road becomes Eureka Canyon. 
  • Go straight through the stop sign onto Eureka Canyon Road and continue for 6.7 miles. 
  • Pema Osel Ling is on the left side, with a big blue and gold sign posted at the entrance.