Welcome to Auburn, Home of the Auburn State Recreation Area
The City of Auburn, California, is the county seat of Placer County. Auburn is geographically located Northeast of Sacramento and Southwest of Lake Tahoe. The town is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at a comfortable 1,300 feet elevation. Auburn is situated on the edge of the Auburn State Recreation Area and overlooks the beautiful American River Canyon which offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities.
Auburn is bursting with energy, optimism and spirit for all ages to enjoy. Visitors are attracted to the charming Downtown and Old Town districts as well as to the multitude of events that come to the City of Auburn each year - from rodeos to the antique fair to parade of lights - the City of Auburn offers activities and events for everybody to enjoy.
Auburn is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area. The park is the site of more sporting endurance events than any other place in the world, giving Auburn the undisputed and internationally acclaimed title of Endurance Capital of the World. Examples include the Western States Endurance Run; the Western States Trail Ride, also known as Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride; American River 50 Mile Endurance Run; American River 50 Mile Equestrian Ride; Way Too Cool 50 Kilometer Endurance Run; Auburn International Half-Ironman Triathlon; Auburn Century 100 Mile Bike Ride, and Coolest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race.
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