US 6 – Montgomery Pass

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El. 7167′

View of the original alignment of US 6 through Queen Sabe Valley on its way up Montgomery Pass grade. Photo Courtesy - Frank Hargrove
View of the original alignment of US 6 through Queen Sabe Valley on its way up Montgomery Pass grade. Photo Courtesy – Frank Hargrove
Summit on the present alignment. Here, the old grade for the Carson and Colorado Railroad crosses.
Summit on the present alignment. Here, the old grade for the Carson and Colorado Railroad crosses.
Old alignment on the south side of Montgomery Pass.
Old alignment on the south side of Montgomery Pass.
Old summit just north of the present one.
Old summit just north of the present one.

Montgomery Pass is the first major pass US 6 crosses in Nevada. The former Carson and Colorado Railroad (later Southern Pacific) crossed here as well on its way to Carson City, Nevada. A small casino and hotel used to exist here, but they have since closed.

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