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Las Vegas, NV: Gass Peak

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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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

To Trailhead

From Las Vegas, take US 95 N and turn right at Corn Creek Rd. In 3.9 miles, turn right onto Alamo Rd., which turns left and becomes Mormon Well Rd. in 0.3 miles. Continue on Mormon Well Rd. for 4.1 miles and turn right onto Gass Peak Rd. Drive 8.2 miles to the trailhead.

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