Carson Range


Views of the Carson Range

The Carson Range [ kɑ ː ɹsn̩ ɹeɪndʒ ] ( German " Carson - chain ") is a promontory of the Sierra Nevada and extends along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe. The mountain range has a length of 80 km and is Nevada's single share of the Sierra Nevada.

Although the Carson Range is considered part of the Sierra Nevada, it is already entirely in the Great Basin. It begins in the south - about 20 km south of South Lake Tahoe - at Luther Pass, then runs along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe limitation and finally ends at the Truckee River, not far from Reno. Highest elevations are Freel Peak ( 3,317 m) and Mount Rose ( 3,284 m).

  • Mountains in North America
  • Mountains in Nevada
  • Great Basin