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Las Vegas, NV: Gass Peak

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Distance: 6.3 miles


This 6.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to the top of Gass Peak‰ÛÓthe highest point in the Sheep Mountains just north of Las Vegas.
  • Vegas on an extremely bright and hazy day
  • Lunch on Gass Peak
  • Looking to the peak
  • Sheep Mountains
  • Gass Peak from the first ridge
  • Second ridgeline
  • Desert National Wildlife Refuge
  • Joshua tree
  • Sheep Mtountains
  • Descending

Start hiking south on Gass Peak Trail—a dirt service road at the beginning—and in 0.4 miles turn left. The road turns upward and passes creosote bushes and sporadic Joshua Trees. Just before mile one, turn left at the 3-way junction and climb two distinct ridgelines en route to Gass Peak. On the 6,943-foot summit, sun-bleached views stretch to the greater Las Vegas area and the surrounding Sheep Mountains. To return, backtrack to waypoint 3 and veer left, executing a slight detour to Gass Spring. From the spring, the trail meets back up with the service road and the trailhead.

Mapped by Heidi Sackreuter

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