Spooner Summit

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Spooner Summit
Spooner Summit.jpg
Elevation7,146 ft (2,178 m)
Traversed by US 50
LocationDouglas County, Nevada
RangeCarson Range
Coordinates39°06′15″N 119°53′50″W / 39.104233°N 119.897158°W / 39.104233; -119.897158Coordinates: 39°06′15″N 119°53′50″W / 39.104233°N 119.897158°W / 39.104233; -119.897158

Spooner Summit is a mountain pass through the Carson Range, linking the Lake Tahoe Area to Carson City via US 50.[1] The highest point of the pass is located just east of Spooner Lake just before the first set of curves when traveling eastbound.

The pass also carried the Lincoln Highway over the Carson Range along its Sierra Nevada Southern Route before being renumbered as US 50 and rerouted near Johnson Pass.[2]

The Tahoe Rim Trail is accessible from a small parking lot at the summit.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Spooner Summit - 7146 Ft - Elevation Signs on Waymarking.com".
  2. ^ "Nevada Department of Transportation". Archived from the original on 2012-01-12.
  3. ^ Administrator. "Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit".
  4. ^ Administrator. "Spooner Summit - Kingsbury North".