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Dubbed as one of the coldest towns in the West, the high elevation Sierra town of Truckee, California features some of the best alpine scenery around. Lake Tahoe to the south, Gold Lake to the north, Reno down the hill, pine forest, granite peaks, big rivers & streams running all over, with meadows to picnic, trails to hike & bike, plus snowy slopes to ski.
elevation: 5820'
population: 16,553
zip code: 96161


alpine lakes, rivers & ski slopes

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Nevada County
NW of Tahoe
on Interstate 80




  • backpacking
  • camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Trails
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • snow skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Donner Lake - Donner State Park
  • Truckee River
  • Truckee River Regional Park
  • Yuba Pass Snow Park
  • Fordyce Creek
  • Truckee River Kayaking
  • Donner Summit Sno-Park
  • Martis Creek Lake
  • description:
    Truckee is located atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the granite splendor & alpine country of Nevada County California. I-80 does get some serious snow & is known to close occassionally, so check weather conditions thru Cal-Trans anytime during winter months: October - April

    nearby towns:
    Soda Springs (Nevada)
    Tahoe City
    Squaw Valley

    The Clearest Lake


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