Elevation from Las Vegas to Reno via Burns

Elevation (ft)2,0003,0004,0005,0006,0007,0008,000
Grade %-7-6-5-4-3-2-101234
Max elevation: 7358 ft / 2243 m
Min elevation: 2008 ft / 612 m
Elevation change: 5350 ft / 1631 m
Max grade: 3.9%
Min grade: -6.1%
Steepness score: 81 + 615 + 3090 + 35 = 3820
Distance: 1075.45 mi / 1730.77 km
Travel Time: 16 hours 9 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Las Vegas to Reno. The "steepness" score is 3820 which is lower than the score of 5402 for the direct route. A lower score means the route is likely to be flatter, but you should also check with other travelers to find out if the roads might be more difficult. If we break down the score into components, the first part is the average elevation score, which is 81 vs 75 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 615 compared to 506. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 3090 vs 4807. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 35 vs 14. All of these components make up the total score that we use to determine which route has greater steepness and elevation change to give you an idea of waypoints that might lead to the flattest route.
Make sure you double check everything if you're planning a road trip. Elevation data comes from different sources and may not reflect true driving conditions, so talk to other RVers if you're concerned about steep grades. For alternate routes, check the main Las Vegas to Reno elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Las Vegas to Reno. You can also view a 3-D map of Las Vegas elevation or Reno elevation.

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