Elevation from Sacramento to Reno via Denver

Elevation (ft)01,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,0007,0008,000
Grade %-4-3-2-101234
Max elevation: 7969 ft / 2429 m
Min elevation: 25 ft / 8 m
Elevation change: 7943 ft / 2421 m
Max grade: 3.6%
Min grade: -3.5%
Steepness score: 99 + 359 + 2884 + 71 = 3413
Distance: 2196.96 mi / 3535.66 km
Travel Time: 32 hours 18 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Sacramento to Reno. The "steepness" score is 3413 which is lower than the score of 13108 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 99 vs 65 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 359 compared to 696. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 2884 vs 12343. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 71 vs 4. 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 Sacramento to Reno elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Sacramento to Reno. You can also view a 3-D map of Sacramento elevation or Reno elevation.

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