Slide Mountain (Nevada)

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Slide Mountain
Slide Mountain.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 9,702 ft (2,957 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 778 ft (237 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°18′46″N 119°53′04″W / 39.312718°N 119.884443°W / 39.312718; -119.884443Coordinates: 39°18′46″N 119°53′04″W / 39.312718°N 119.884443°W / 39.312718; -119.884443[2]
Location Washoe County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range Carson Range
Topo map USGS Mount Rose

Slide Mountain is a 9,702-foot (2,957 m) peak in the Carson Range near Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada. The Mount Rose Ski Tahoe resort is located on this mountain, leading some to believe that the mountain is named Mount Rose, when Mount Rose itself is approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) higher and several miles to the northwest. From the summit of Slide Mountain, Lake Tahoe, Washoe Lake, Carson Valley, and the city of Reno can be viewed.

Slide Mountain dominates the Reno skyline, standing 5,000 feet (1,500 m) above the city just to the south of its larger neighbor Mount Rose. Several ski trails and a maintenance road lead to the summit, making the hike to the top an easy one, especially from the Mount Rose Summit Campground located on State Route 431 at the Northwest base.

Many communications towers adorn the summit, providing television, radio, emergency responder and amateur communications service to the Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe areas.

View of Slide Mountain from the southeastern end of Washoe Lake State Park in Washoe Valley


  1. ^ a b "Slide Mountain, Nevada". Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Slide Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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