Upper Reno Divide

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The Upper Reno Divide Alternate Route is an optional 3.25-mile side trip that offers a higher elevation option to cross the Reno Divide on the Italian Creek Trail. The route eventually meets back up with the main trail on the opposite side of the divide. This section is an extremely dangerous and rocky shelf road with loose talus rock. Several large boulders have fallen into the road (see photo), making the section near the summit extremely challenging. Your nerves will definitely be tested at this point. The haunting remains of a black vehicle are visible far below the road. There are limited passing options, so scout ahead. Do not attempt if you see another vehicle coming down or going up. This route is not for beginners or those scared of heights.