Emigrant Pass (Nevada)

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Emigrant Pass
2014-05-31 12 32 31 Sign for Emigrant Pass, Nevada on westbound Interstate 80.JPG
Sign for Emigrant Pass along I-80
Elevation 6,125 ft (1,867 m)[1]
Traversed by I‑80
Location Eureka County, Nevada, United States
Range Emigrant Hills
Coordinates 40°39′19″N 116°16′25″W / 40.65528°N 116.27361°W / 40.65528; -116.27361Coordinates: 40°39′19″N 116°16′25″W / 40.65528°N 116.27361°W / 40.65528; -116.27361

Emigrant Pass is a mountain pass in Eureka County, Nevada, United States. It originally carried the California Trail over the Emigrant Hills of northern Eureka County, reaching a peak elevation of 6,125 feet (1,867 m).[2] Interstate 80 now follows the California Trail's route over the pass.


  1. ^ "Emigrant Pass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "The California Trail - Rush To Gold". Legends of America. Retrieved 2015-05-13. West of Carlin, the California Trail climbed Emigrant Pass, descending into Emigrant Canyon to rejoin the Humboldt River at Gravelly Ford.