The County
Highpoints

Between 1995 and 2006, I climbed all seventeen of Nevada's county highpoints (including that of the independent Carson City, which is not part of any county). In truth, the county highpoint task began in earnest in November 1999 when I scaled Charleston Peak. By 2002 I had fourteen peaks done, but it took another four years to finally complete the project, on Ruby Dome in Elko County.

Carson City ... Snow Valley Peak
Churchill ...
Desatoya Peak
Clark ...
Mount Charleston
Douglas ...
East Peak
Elko ...
Ruby Dome
Eureka ...
Diamond Peak
Esmeralda ...
Boundary Peak
Humboldt ...
Granite Peak
Lander ...
Bunker Hill
Lincoln ...
Grafton Ridge
Lyon ...
Middle Sister Ridge
Mineral ...
Mount Grant
Nye ...
Mount Jefferson
Pershing ...
Star Peak
Storey ...
Mount Davidson
Washoe ...
Mount Rose
White Pine ...
Wheeler Peak

Nevada County Highpoints
Statistics Summary

County Map

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Master List

This is the master list of all peaks I have climbed in Nevada.

Arc Dome P5K
Bird Spring
P1K
Black Mountain (McCullough)
P1K
Boundary Peak
Bunker Hill
P2K
Mount Charleston
P5K
Mount Davidson
P2K
Desatoya Peak
P2K
Diamond Peak
P2K
East Peak
Frenchman Mountain
P1K
Gass Peak
P2K
Mount Grafton
P2K
Granite Peak
P2K
Mount Grant
P2K
Hayford Peak
P5K
Highland Peak
P2K
Mount Jefferson
P5K
Middle Sister Peak
Mount Rose
P2K
Peavine Mountain
P2K
Mount Potosi
P2K
Ruby Dome
P2K
Snow Valley Peak
P1K
Spirit Mountain
P2K
Star Peak
P5K
Ward Peak
P2K
Wheeler Peak
P5K
Mount Wilson
P2K


Nevada County
Highpoints at www.cohp.org

Nevada County
Highpoints at Summitpost

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I hiked Boundary Peak, the highest point in Nevada, back in 1995. Then, starting in 1999, I began the process of visiting the remaining sixteen county highpoints, finishing this task in August, 2006. Since that time, I have hiked a few of the bigger prominent mountains, plus some that are convenient to the Las Vegas area, where my parents live.

Nevada is largely high desert, contained within the Great Basin Desert. The valleys are also elevated so that valleys may be as high as 5,000 feet, hemmed in by peaks topping 11,000 feet. The Basin and Range topography means that Nevada has the most mountain ranges in the country, even more than more famous "mountain" states such as Colorado and Montana.

The journeys into the Nevada outback are fascinating. The towns look like they've not aged beyond the year 1900. They look nothing like glitzy Las Vegas or Reno. Everything in Nevada seems to be a minimum of 80 miles from anything else. I love it. Some day, I'd like to spend a month here.



Boundary Peak

August 12, 1995
State HP

Mount Charleston

November 27, 1999
P5KCOHP

Mount Jefferson

August 9, 2000
P5KCOHP

Mount Davidson

August 9, 2000
P2KCOHP

Snow Valley Peak

August 10, 2000
P1KCOHP
 

East Peak

August 10, 2000
COHP

Mount Grant

August 7, 2001
P2KCOHP

Wheeler Peak

August 10, 2001
P5KCOHP

Bunker Hill

May 15, 2002
P2KCOHP

Diamond Peak

May 16, 2002
P2KCOHP
 

Desatoya Peak

June 23, 2002
P2KCOHP

Granite Peak

June 23, 2002
P2KCOHP

Star Peak

June 24, 2002
P5KCOHP

Mount Rose

June 25, 2002
P2KCOHP

Mount Grafton

June 25, 2005
P2KCOHP
 

Middle Sister Peak

August 13, 2005
COHP

Ruby Dome

August 13, 2006
P2KCOHP

Potosi Mountain

April 5, 2008
P2K

Arc Dome

July 30, 2008
P5K

Ward Mountain

August 3, 2008
P2K
 

Gass Peak

April 5, 2009
P2K

Mount Wilson

August 3, 2009
P2K

Highland Peak

August 3, 2009
P2K

Frenchman Mountain

January 7, 2011
P1K

Spirit Mountain

January 25, 2014
P2K
 

Black Mtn (McCullough)

January 26, 2014
P1K

Peavine Mountain

September 27, 2014
P2K

Bird Spring Peak

March 19, 2016
P1K

Hayford Peak

May 22, 2016
P5K