Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center
University of California
Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center

Directions

The ranch is located south of Half Moon Bay at 1500 Purisima Creek Road.

Please observe our 5mph speed limit from as you turn off of Purisima Creek Road on to our driveway and all the way to the ranch.

From San Francisco:

  • Take Hwy 1 South through Pacifica to Half Moon Bay. 
  • Continue on Hwy 1 south 4 1/2 miles past the Hwy 92 intersection. 
  • Look for the green “UC Elkus Ranch Next Left”sign.
  • Turn LEFT onto Verde Road/Purisima Creek Road and continue on  Purisima Creek Road for approximately 2 miles.
  • Look for the “Richard J Elkus Environmental Education Center”sign and turn RIGHT into our driveway.  PLEASE NOTE:  Elkus Ranch is the SECOND driveway on the right hand side of Purisima Creek Road.  Please DO NOT turn into the first driveway which is a private residence.

From San Mateo:

  • Take Hwy 92 WEST to Half Moon Bay. 
  • At Hwy 92/Hwy 1 intersection, turn left and travel 4 1/2 miles south.
  • Look for the green “UC Elkus Ranch Next Left” sign.
  • Turn LEFT onto Verde Road/Purisima Creek Road and continue on Purisima Creek Road for approximately 2 miles.
  • Look for the green “Richard J Elkus Environmental Education Center” sign and turn RIGHT into our driveway.  PLEASE NOTE:  Elkus Ranch is the SECOND driveway on the right hand side of Purisima Creek Road.  Please DO NOT turn into the first driveway which is a private residence.

From Santa Cruz:

  • Take Hwy 1 North toward Half Moon Bay. 
  • At Hwy 84 (to LaHonda) intersection, continue 6.4 miles North on Hwy 1
  • Look for green“UC ELkus Ranch Next Right” sign .
  • Turn RIGHT onto Verde Road/Purisima Creek Road and continue on Purisima Creek Road for approximately 2 miles.
  • Look for the green “Richard J Elkus Environmental Education Center” sign and turn RIGHT into our driveway.  PLEASE NOTE:  Elkus Ranch is the SECOND driveway on the right hand side of Purisima Creek Road.  Please DO NOT turn into the first driveway which is a private residence.

 

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