Hike of the Day: Gass Peak near Las Vegas

This 6.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to the top of Gass Peak--the highest point in the Sheep Mountains just north of Las Vegas.
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This 6.3-mile out-and-back climbs 2,000 feet to the top of Gass Peak--the highest point in the Sheep Mountains just north of Las Vegas.

Find solitude only 45 miles away from The Strip. The payoff: A 6,943-foot summit with sun-bleached views stretching to the greater Las Vegas area and the surrounding Sheep Mountains. See turn-by-turn GPS directions and more photos submitted by map contributor Heidi Sackreuter at backpacker.com/hikes/54991. Or, send this trip to your mobile phone now. Text imap 54991 to phone number 32075.

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Kris Wagner, map editor