Carson Pass and the surrounding area offers year round recreation options for active outdoor enthusiasts.
Hiking, backpacking, and camping are popular in the summer months, especially when wildflowers are in bloom. During the winter, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling opportunities are plentiful. Check in advance for winter conditions, and always travel safely and responsibly in the wilderness.
A moderate hike (approximately 2.5 miles from the Carson Pass trailhead) brings you to scenic Lake WInnemucca.
Checking out the map before our hike at the Carson Pass Information Center
Stop in to the Carson Pass Information Center for a limited selection of snacks, souvenirs, and trail information. (Seasonal)
Views along the Pacific Crest Trail to Lake WInnemucca.
Related Places: Lake Winnemucca, Mokelumne Wilderness, Eldorado National Forest