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Cycling Nevada's Mountain Passes and Summits



PAVED SUMMITS AND PASSES - HIGHEST FIRST
Name
elevation (ft)
nearby towns
location

8000 - 8999


7000 - 7999

Connors Pass
7728


Robinson Pass
7539


Austin Pass
7484


Little Antelope Summit
7438


Carroll Pass
7425


Pinto Summit
7350


Daggett Pass
7334


Sacramento Pass
7146



6000 - 6999

Pancake Summit
6492



5000 - 5999

Simee Dimeh Summit
5987



4000 -4999

3000 - 3999



UNPAVED ROADS AND TRAILS SUMMITS AND PASSES - HIGHEST FIRST
Name
elevation (ft)
nearby towns
location

8000 - 8999

Austin Crest Trail s(u)
8850


Genoa Peak Rd s(u)
8720


FR59438 Cooper Canyon s(u)
8640


FR002 Toiyabee Range s(u)
8580



7000 - 7999

Pete's Summit
7770


Osceola Rd s(u)
7640


Emigrant Pass
7600


Basque Summit
7440



6000 - 6999


5000 - 5999


4000 -4999

3000 - 3999


ALL SUMMITS AND PASSES - ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A
Austin Crest Trail s(u) -TRAIL 8850ft- this trail along the crest of the Toiyabe Range is a well marked cycling attraction
B
Basque Summit -UNP 7440ft- : a section of the historic Old Overland Route

Austin Summit -PVD 7484ft- a short paved climb to the the Austin Crest trailhead, also part of the US50 transcontinental bike route
C
Carroll Summit -PVD 7425ft-  this isolated scenic summit is an alternative to a part of the US50 transcontinental bike route

Connors Pass -PVD 7728ft-  highest point on US50 bike route in Nevada
D
Daggett Pass -PVD 7334ft-  connects Carson Valley with Lake Tahoe and can be combined with other passes in a loop dayride
E
Emigrant Pass -TRAIL 7600ft- a short section of the historic Overland Route between Austin and Austin Summit
F
FR002 Toiyabe Range s(u) -UNP 8580ft- dirt road through the heart of the Toiyabe Range with a short very steep section

FR59438 Cooper Canyon s(u) -UNP 8640ft-  this eastern part of Nevada near Great Basin National Park has some of the best dessert scenery in Nevada
G
Genoa Peak Rd s(u) -8720ft- this dirt road follows the Carson Range above Lake Tahoe, parallel to the Tahoe Rim Trail
L
Little Antelope Summit -PVD 7438ft- one of many desert "pancake summits" on US50 bike route
P
Pancake Summit -PVD 6492ft- the name says it all. I met a transcontinental cyclist on this section of US50

Pete's Summit -UNP 7770ft- sometimes the monotonous verges on the spectacular

Pinto Summit -PVD 7350ft- there is a grocery store waiting on the west side; this can be something to look forward to on US 50 in Nevada
R
Robinson Pass -PVD 7539ft- nice view during late light back towards Ely
S
Sacramento Pass -PVD 7146ft-  US50 passes by the highest Peak in Nevada, a national park and a vast, interesting dessert valley

Simee Dimeh Summit -PVD 5987- a small summit with a lot of traffic. But it can be part of a loop ride over Daggett Pass. A forest fire broke out while I rode over this point.



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