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Designation: Nevada State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 19 Miles (31.67 Kilometers)
Time: 30-45 Minutes

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Description - The Mt. Rose Highway (SR431) rises in dramatic fashion from the sage-covered foothills of the Truckee Meadows, topping the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 8,911 ft. The Mt. Rose Highway is the highest all-season pass in the Sierras. Near its summit the highway passes through the beautiful, high alpine Tahoe Meadows, a favorite all-season recreation area for local residents. The highway then descends through pine forests, finally joining Highway 28 at Incline Village on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Incredible views and vistas abound from almost every section of the highway. The highway offers access to the 28,000-acre Mt. Rose Wilderness; the popular Tahoe Rim Trail; Mt. Rose Ski Resort; Diamond Peak Cross-Country Ski Resort; Galena Creek County Park; USFS summit campground; and numerous trail heads and creeks.

Attractions - The Mount Rose Highway is known for it's Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Mount Rose Highway follows State Route 431 north-east from the intersection with NV 28 near Incline Village. The road terminates at its point of intersection with Highway 395. From this point one can follow NV 341 to Virginia City, take Highway 395 north to Reno, or south to Carson City. If heading south-west, at the end of Mount Rose Highway, follow NV 28 to see the astounding beauty of Lake Tahoe, or head west into California.

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Filed By: Luciano J. Ercolini (Sunnyvale, ca)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
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Report: A couple of time a year I meet my pals at Graeagle to play golf. On the third day I go to the Hyatt at Incline and begin with a waffle breakfast before the bicycle ride up Mt. Rose Highway. For those who have the will the 6 1/2 mile continous uphill ride is somewhat strenous but the vistas are breathtaking. Pine trees, mountain flowers and grasses, high meadows and ...oh yes, those panoramas of the Lake and mountains beyond. The summit at 8900 ft always produces a momentary thrill and sense of accomplishment. I have lunch at the restaurant on the Hyatt property on the beach by the lake.(used to be Hugo's now I believe it is Eagle's Nest or something like that) Enjoy!!

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Additional Information:
Nevada Scenic Byways - Nevada currently offers one All-American Road, the Las Vegas Strip, two National Scenic byways, Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive and Pyramid Lake Scenic Drive, and eight state designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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