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Carson Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointFreel Peak (10,881 ft/3317 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada (71%), California (29%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area711 sq mi / 1,841 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent52 mi / 84 km North-South
22 mi / 35 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 8' N; 119° 55' W
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Map of Carson Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Carson Range.
Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Desolation-Crystal RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Carson RangeLevel 5
         Mokelumne Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Carson-Iceberg AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Emigrant Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Carson Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Freel Peak10,8813317 
2.Jobs Sister10,8233299 
3.Mount Rose10,7763285 
4.Jobs Peak10,6333241 
5.Church Peak10,6013231 
6.Mount Houghton10,4903197 
7.Relay Peak10,3363150 
8.Snowflower Mountain10,2433122 
9.Monument Peak10,0673068 
10.Trimmer Peak99153022 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Carson Range

Freel Peak
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The windbreak at the summit of Freel Peak in the Tahoe-area Sierra (2009-09-05).
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Mount Rose
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Mount Rose is the highest and most prominent Sierra Nevada peak in the state of Nevada (2009-09-04).
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Incline Peak
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View of Lake Tahoe from Incline Peak Summit (2014-06-24). Photo by Gretchen Nelson.
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Mount Baldy-West Ridge
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The highest point in Placer County, CA is this rocky outcrop with an awesone view of Lake Tahoe (2009-09-04).
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