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Highway 89 Crossing

The Tevis riders cross under Highway 89 a short distance south along Highway 89 from the entrance to Squaw Valley.

Although this location is only about eight miles into their ride, it is not uncommon for horses or riders to get into trouble nearby, ususally due to their close grouping and the high energy of the horses moving downhill in the cool of the early morning.

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Short Route

Follows gravel Forest Service Road 06 for 6+ Miles (see map below.) This is a more direct route, but it is rough, dusty, and involves some short steep sections of loose gravel.


From DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE, take Brockway Road toward HWY 267.

After crossing the Truckee River, go 1/4 mile and

Turn RIGHT onto PALISADES Rd. There is a Seven Eleven store on the corner. Palisades makes a sharp LEFT, and becomes PONDEROSA Dr. Go 1/4 mile on Ponderosa.

Turn RIGHT onto SILVER FIR Dr. Go 1/4 mile.

Turn LEFT onto THELIN Dr. Go 1/8 mile.

Turn RIGHT onto FOREST SERVICE ROAD 06. Follow graded dirt/gravel road for 6+ miles to Robie Equestrian Park. There are other forest roads in the area; stay on the MAIN gravel road, Road 06.

Alternate Route.

This route is longer, but easier going and paved most of the way.


From I-80, east of Truckee, take HWY 267 (Exit #188) toward Kings Beach/Lake Tahoe.

Follow HWY 267 for about 8.5 miles to the top of Brockway Summit.

Turn RIGHT onto Mt. Watson Road. Stay on Mt Watson Rd., which is paved but narrow. Go slow and watch out for opposing traffic.

At 6 miles you will see a sign pointing left to Watson Lake, but continue straight ahead on Mt. Watson Road for another 1/4 mile.

Make a very sharp RIGHT onto the gravel road, Forest Service Road 06. (There may not be a sign at the intersection, but on Ride weekend there will be yellow ribbons.)

Follow Road 06 for 3 miles (easy down hill) to Robie Equestrian Park.