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Cycling Summits and Passes in Nevada

roughly ordered by personal favorites first:



COMPETELY PAVED ROADS:

Sacramento Pass -7146ft-  US50 passes by the highest Peak in Nevada, a national park and a vast, interesting dessert valley
Carroll Summit -7425ft-  this isolated scenic summit is an alternative to a part of the US50 transcontinental bike route
Connors Pass -7728ft-  highest point on US50 bike route in Nevada
Daggett Pass -7334ft-  connects Carson Valley with Lake Tahoe and can be combined with other passes in a loop dayride
Robinson Pass -7539ft- nice view during late light back towards Ely
Austin Summit -7484ft- a short paved climb to the the Austin Crest trailhead, also part of the US50 transcontinental bike route
Little Antelope Summit -7438ft- one of many desert "pancake summits" on US50 bike route
Pancake Summit -6492ft- the name says it all. I met a transcontinental cyclist on this section of US50
Pinto Summit -7350ft- there is a grocery store waiting on the west side; this can be something to look forward to on US 50 in Nevada
Simee Dimeh Summit -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.

COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY UNPAVED SUMMITS AND PASSES:
 
FR59438 Cooper Canyon s(u) -8640ft-  this eastern part of Nevada near Great Basin National Park has some of the best dessert scenery in Nevada
FR002 Toiyabe Range s(u) -8580ft- dirt road through the heart of the Toiyabe Range with a short very steep section
Pete's Summit -7770ft- sometimes the monotonous verges on the spectacular
Basque Summit -7440ft- : a section of the historic Old Overland Route
Genoa Peak Rd s(u) -8720ft- this dirt road follows the Carson Range above Lake Tahoe, parallel to the Tahoe Rim Trail
Osceola Rd s(u) -7640ft- mining ruins, wind parks, national park scenery in the distance and huge alluvial fans shimmering in dessert heat

SUMMITS AND PASSES WITH AT LEAST SOME TRAIL SECTION:

Austin Crest Trail s(u) -8850ft- this trail along the crest of the Toiyabe Range is a well marked cycling attraction
Emigrant Pass -7600ft- a short section of the historic Overland Route between Austin and Austin Summit