The City of Auburn is a northern California gem and the Gateway to many Sierra Foothills communities and other nearby cities including Loomis, Granite Bay, Newcastle, Penryn, Ophir, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Applegate, Weimar, Colfax, Alta, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Roseville and Rocklin! Auburn is nestled in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and bordered by the wild and scenic American River Canyon. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and historic Highway 49, Auburn is the county seat of Placer County. The City encompasses 7.5 square miles and has a population of 12,800. Situated at elevations between 1,000 and 1,400 feet, the surroundings offer awesome seasonal changes.
Locals and visitors are delighted and enriched by the variety of entertainment and cultural events Placer and Nevada County offer. A taste of entertainment may include an evening with the symphony or theatre, live music and dancing in a local restaurant or brew pubs, art walks, open studio tours and year round Farmers Markets featuring local family farms. Family entertainment is never ending with outdoor activities including biking, hiking, skiing, snow fun and whitewater rafting, museum, gold panning, art galleries, outdoor concerts, fairs, rodeos, festivals, car shows and many more ongoing and seasonal recreational activities.
You can’t talk about Auburn without mentioning it as the “Endurance Capital of the World”. Auburn is home to some of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet: Western States Endurance Run/Ultra Marathon and the grueling Western States Endurance Ride/Tevis Cup held each year. The vast network of roads and trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area and surrounding Sierra Nevada make Auburn a destination for endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skills.