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Mount Rose Summit

Mount Rose Summit is a mountain pass located in the Carson Range near Mount Rose and Slide Mountain northeast of Incline Village.[1][2] The 8,911 ft (2,716 m)-high pass is traversed by State Route 431, which is the highest point of the highway and the highest mountain pass open year-round in the Sierra Nevada.[1][3] The saddle itself features a parking lot and a small building which both serve as a highway stop. A closed dirt road leading to the Mount Rose Ski Resort ends near the northern section of the summit.[1]

Mount Rose Summit
Mount Rose Summit.jpg
Sign on the summit
Elevation8,911 ft (2,716 m)
Traversed byNevada 431.svg Nevada State Route 431
LocationWashoe County, Nevada, United States
RangeCarson Range / Sierra Nevada
Coordinates39°18′48″N 119°53′50″W / 39.31333°N 119.89722°W / 39.31333; -119.89722Coordinates: 39°18′48″N 119°53′50″W / 39.31333°N 119.89722°W / 39.31333; -119.89722
Topo mapUSGS Mount Rose
View east along SR 431 crossing Mount Rose Summit, with Mount Rose visible to the left


  1. ^ a b c Google Earth images.
  2. ^ "Mount Rose Summit, USGS Mount Rose (NV) Topo Map". USGS Quad maps. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  3. ^ "Mount Rose Scenic Byway". U.S. Department of Transportation - National Scenic Byways Program. Retrieved 2008-04-02.