Santa Ynez Mountains

Santa Barbara Travel Guide

The Santa Ynez Mountains are part of the Pacific Coast Mountain range that stretches down the west coast of North America.  They provide a dramatic backdrop for the city of Santa Barbara.

The Santa Ynez Mountains receive very little rain during the summer months.  Consequently fires often break out and occasionally threaten homes in Santa Barbara.

Santa Ynez Mountains near Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara CA

Visitors can enjoy wonderful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains from Stearns Wharf, the clock tower at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and from many other locations in the city.

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