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Carson Pass forms part of the Great Basin Divide. At 8,573 ft, is the highest pass crossing the Sierra that is open in the winter. Named after Kit Carson, famous frontier guide and explorer, immigrant Mormons created the Carson Trail through the pass in 1848,...More
Absolutely amazing views! The air is so clean and clear. No city haze or fog. The fall colors were amazing, so vibrant. If visiting Lake Tahoe definitely take a drive to summit of Carson Pass! The views are out of this world.
Went with my hiking group to Winnemucca Lake & then up to Round Top Lake. The wildflowers were spectacular. Everywhere I looked there were splashes of purple, pink, yellow & white. The trail is mainly in the sun so I suggest doing it early in...More
Hubby & I rode our BMW Adventure Bike on Hwy 88 which lead us up to Carson Pass & the parking/hiking spot at the top. It was Labor Day Weekend & there was no where to park. We were hoping to get a hike in...More
We had a very good time at Carson Pass area Labor Day Week-end 2017.
We drove from Minden, Nevada to Carson Pass. There are scenic lakes and viewpoints.
Many were out hiking.
Our destination was Caples Lake. We were going there for trout fishing. Others...More
We hiked in early July 2017 so there was still a bit of snow in the higher elevations. We had to cross two snow fields of about 50 yards each. Kind of a pain in tennis shoes but worth every step. About half way up...More
We drove Highway 88 from Minden/Gardnerville. On this route is several lakes The top of the pass is called Carson Pass. Since it was mid May and it was a good snow year, there was still a lot of snow on the mountain peaks, Caples...More
This is kinda funny. It's nothing more than a shack that's open in warm months with a Forest Service stuff...maps, some books, t-shirts maybe. Restroom. If you have a Federal lands senior pass (available at age 62 at any National Park) you park free. Hiking...More