Nevada State Route 207

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State Route 207

Kingsbury Grade
Nevada State Route 207, highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length11.082 mi[1] (17.835 km)
Major junctions
West end US 50 at Stateline-Kingsbury line
East end SR 206 west of Gardnerville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Nevada State Highway System
SR 206 SR 208

State Route 207 (SR 207) is an 11.082-mile (17.835 km) state highway in western Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Commonly known as the Kingsbury Grade, it is one of three Nevada highways that connect the western edge of the state to the Lake Tahoe region through the Carson Range. The route was part of State Route 19 prior to 1976.

Route description

View from the west end of SR 207 in Stateline looking eastbound,
October 2015

SR 207 begins at a junction with U.S. Route 50 in Stateline, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from the California state line near the southern shores of Lake Tahoe. From there, the route heads eastward on an uphill climb through the Kingsbury area to travel through Daggett Pass (elevation 7,344 feet [2,238 m]).[2]

After exiting the pass, SR 207 continues its trek eastward through Toiyabe National Forest lands. It goes through several switchbacks, eventually turning southward as it descends the mountains. The road goes down an escarpment to the Carson Valley floor. SR 207 comes to an end at its junction with Foothill Road (SR 206), at the site of Mottsville west of Gardnerville.[1][3]


View south towards Mottsville, Nevada and the Carson Valley from SR 207, October 2015
Historical marker #117

A road connecting Lake Tahoe to the Carson Valley, situated in the approximate location of today's SR 207, appears on Nevada state maps as early as 1919.[4] By 1929, this unimproved road was included in the state highway system as the northwestern end of the former SR 19, a longer route stretching from Lake Tahoe through Minden and south to the California state line near Holbrook.[5] This section of the former SR 19 was 13 miles (21 km) long,[6] about 9 miles (14 km) of which comprised the Kingsbury Grade portion of highway.[7] SR 19 through the mountains remained unimproved for many years; the route was not paved until 1967.[8] By 1968, the eastern end of the Kingsbury Grade was moved southwards to line up with what is now Mottsville Lane, mirroring the approximately 11 miles (18 km) alignment of the present highway.[9]

Following the realignment, the Kingsbury Grade section of SR 19 was not altered until the 1976 renumbering of Nevada's state highway system on July 1, 1976. In that process, this portion of SR 19 was assigned to the new SR 207.[10] This change was first seen on state highway maps in 1978.[11] Also included in the new SR 207 was the 3-mile (4.8 km) section of Mottsville Lane which connects Kingsbury Grade to SR 88, making SR 207 about 14 miles (23 km) long; however, this section appears to have been removed from the route by 1983.[12] The route has been largely unchanged since.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Douglas County.

StatelineKingsbury line0.0000.000 US 50 – Carson City, South Lake TahoeWestern terminus
Mottsville11.08217.835 SR 206 (Foothill Road) – GenoaEastern terminus
Mottsville Lane – Minden, GardnervilleContinuation beyond SR 206
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c "State Maintained Highways of Nevada, Descriptions and Maps". Nevada Department of Transportation. 2017.
  2. ^ Kingsbury and Zephyr Cove Area (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  3. ^ Quadrangle 7-12 (PDF) (Map). Nevada Department of Transportation. 1997. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  4. ^ Road Map of the State of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1919. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  5. ^ Highway Map – State of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1929. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  6. ^ Official Road Map of the State of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1936. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  7. ^ Official Road Map of the State of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1941. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  8. ^ 1967 Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1967. § E1. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  9. ^ 1968 Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map). Nevada Department of Highways. 1968. Lake Tahoe Region inset. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  10. ^ Nevada's State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps. Nevada Department of Transportation. 2001. p. 101.
  11. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (1978-1979 ed.). Nevada Department of Highways. 1978. Lake Tahoe Region inset. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.
  12. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (1983-1984 ed.). Nevada Department of Transportation. 1983. Lake Tahoe Region inset. Retrieved 3 Jun 2011.

External links

Media related to Nevada State Route 207 at Wikimedia Commons