Elevation from Las Vegas to Reno via Tucson

Elevation (ft)01,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,0007,000
Grade %-4-3-2-101234
Max elevation: 6241 ft / 1902 m
Min elevation: 982 ft / 299 m
Elevation change: 5259 ft / 1603 m
Max grade: 3.8%
Min grade: -3.7%
Steepness score: 52 + 381 + 3678 + 41 = 4152
Distance: 1265.1 mi / 2035.99 km
Travel Time: 19 hours 21 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 4152 which is lower than the score of 5534 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 52 vs 75 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 381 compared to 528. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 3678 vs 4916. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 41 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.

These are some of the possible highways along this route. Use the GPS in your car to verify all driving directions. If you're looking for campgrounds along the way, search for RV parks between Las Vegas and Reno.

I-1137 mi / 60 km
199 mi / 320 km
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I-10283 mi / 455 km
43 mi / 69 km
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I-51536 mi / 58 km
346 mi / 557 km
US-95 ALT48 mi / 77 km
I-8042 mi / 68 km