Carson Pass Highway (Route 88)
Explore this Byway
Stretching from the Sacramento Valley of California to the Carson Valley in Nevada, the Carson Pass Highway winds its way through the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, reaches the summit at Carson Pass, and ends up on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. One of the most visually dramatic of the trans-Sierra highways in California, you will witness views of ragged volcanic skylines, cool green meadows, mountain lakes framed by timber-covered slopes, adventure-filled rock valleys, and distant mountain peaks.
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