Mount Rose and Bronco Creek, NV • Hike
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Mount Rose and Bronco Creek, NV

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NV > Reno
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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 11.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,913 feet
Elevation Gain 836 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,821 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 7:45
Kokopelli Seeds 20.91
 Interest Perennial Creek
 Backpack Yes
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80  2022-10-31 AZClaimjumper
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Trips 25 map ( 193 miles )
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Location Reno, Nevada
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Preferred May, Jun, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:08am - 5:19pm
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by AZClaimjumper & HAZ_Hikebot

No restrooms, portajohns, or water, at Mt Rose Trailhead (N39° 18.773' W119° 53.853'), Elevation 8,911'

This is a very popular trailhead, especially on weekends. Best to hike this trail during the week.
Trailhead to Galena Creek Waterfall (N39° 18.773' W119° 53.853'); Elevation is 9,046' - 2.5 miles; AEG: 368'; Galena Waterfall is a popular turn around point. Tree canopy covered trail for most of the 2.5 miles.

Galena Creek Waterfall to bottom of Draw (N39° 20.009' W119° 55.373'); Elevation 9,182' - This is an open & exposed part of the trail that parallels a meadow & heads toward Mt Rose.

Bottom of Draw to Trail Junction Sign (N39° 20.397' W119° 55.824'); Elevation 9,762'- 0.8 of a mile; Elevation gain: 552'; nice tree canopy for most of this step hike up the draw.

Trail Junction Sign to Bronco Creek (N39° 20.828' W119° 55.918'); 1.7 miles; Elevation Descent of 444'; Bronco Creek elevation is 9,382' - this is an excellent perennial creek & a place to camel-up & or take a nutrition break. Be sure to take some photos here. This part of the hike is downhill, easy peasy, & mostly tree canopied. There is a short stretch that crosses an open meadow, just before making your final descent to Bronco Creek.

You'll be backtracking to the Mt Rose Trailhead; 5.4 miles.

Check out the Official Route.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Mt Rose Trailhead/Parking (N39° 18.773' W119° 53.853') which is the beginning & end of this hike
    From Reno take the US395 to Mt Rose Highway aka SR431 to Mt Rose Trailhead/Parking
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Nov 04 2022 2:35 am

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