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Baldy Peak, NV
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Baldy Peak, NV

 
Baldy Peak, NV

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.96420°N / 114.396°W

Object Title: Baldy Peak, NV

County: White Pine

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 9370 ft / 2856 m

 

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Created/Edited: Oct 22, 2009 / Sep 30, 2010

Object ID: 566599

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Overview

 
Ibapah Peak
Ibapah Peak from the summit.
 
Dean hiking towards Baldy
 

Baldy Peak resides in White Pine County, NV. This peak gets little traffic except from those interested in Prominence peaks of Nevada. Baldy Peak comes in at 106 on Nevada's Prominence List. Some maps show Baldy Peak as BM Smoothie. Views are great from the summit. To the south on a clear day one can see Wheeler Peak, North Schell Peak and the snow capped peaks of the Schell Range. To the west one can see Becky Peak. To the north and in the distance you can see Spruce Mountain as well as the Ruby Mountains on the edge of the horizon. Great views to the East of Ibapah Peak in Utah can also be enjoyed. Straight East from the summit you can get a look into the Goshute Indian Reservation .

Baldy Peak requires about 25 miles of off roading in order to reach it. It is far from civilization. The closest community McGill which is along HWY 93 just North of Ely, NV. Be sure you have plenty of gas and supplies. Keep your eye open on the drive in, you are likely to see wild horses.



Getting There

The last 23 miles or so to get here is on dirt roads. You should be able to reach the trail head with a good 2WD. However, a high clearance vehicle is highly recommended.

From Ely, NV

Drive North on HWY 93 for approx 39.1 miles

From Here, follow the GPS Coordinates in the table below and reset your Odometer.



WPTDirectionsLatitudeLongitude Distance to Drive (mi)/ Current Mileage from HWY 93
WPT 1Turn Right onto SR-2 [CR-18]39°47'42.9"N 114°43'57.2"W 10.8
WPT 2Turn Left (North)39°49'34.7"N 114°33'41.0"W 7.5; 10.8 miles from HWY 93
WPT 3Turn Left39°59'07.2"N 114°30'56.7"W4.35; 15.15 miles from Alt HWY 93

WPT 4
Turn right 39°58'49.2"N114°26'25.7"W2.91; 19.3 miles from Alt HWY 93
WPT 5Stay Straight on Main Road39°57'25.8" N114°24'56.6"W 0.61; 22.21 miles from Alt HWY 93
WPT 6Turn Right39°57'45.4"N114°24'34.5"W 0.23; 22.82 miles from Alt HWY 93
WPT 7Turn Right39°57'49.5"N114°24'26.0"W 0.11; 23.05 miles from Alt HWY 93
WPT 8Park39°57'43.7"N 114°24'21.3"W 23.16 miles from Alt HWY 93


From Salt Lake City, UT

  • Head West on I-80 for Approx 120 miles to West Wendover, NV
  • At exit 410, turn Left onto Ramp for 0.3 miles
  • Turn Left (South) onto US-93 Alt for 0.2 miles
  • Turn Left (East) onto US-93 Alt [Wendover Blvd]
  • Turn Right (South) onto US-Alt 93 for 54.7 miles
    - Just before this turn you’ll cross into White Pine County.

    From Here, follow the GPS Coordinates in the table below and reset your Odometer.



    WPTDirectionsLatitudeLongitude Distance to Drive (mi)/ Current Mileage from HWY 93
    WPT 1Turn Left off of Alt HWY 9340° 6.281'N 114° 114° 33.134'W 8.85
    WPT 2Turn Left39°59'13.5"N114°30'52.6"W4.15; 8.85 miles from Alt HWY 93

    WPT 3
    Turn right 39°58'49.2"N114°26'25.7"W2.91; 13 miles from Alt HWY 93
    WPT 4Stay Straight on Main Road39°57'25.8" N114°24'56.6"W 0.61; 15.91 miles from Alt HWY 93
    WPT 5Turn Right39°57'45.4"N114°24'34.5"W 0.23; 16.52 miles from Alt HWY 93
    WPT 6Turn Right39°57'49.5"N114°24'26.0"W 0.11; 16.75 miles from Alt HWY 93
    WPT 7Park39°57'43.7"N 114°24'21.3"W 16.86 miles from Alt HWY 93




     
    Directions for Baldy Peak
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    Red Tape / Camping

    None. There are no concessions (i.e., no gas, lodging, food, campgrounds) on the Wildlife Refuge. Camping is permitted anywhere within 100 feet of a designated road as long is it is not within 1/4 mile of a water source. Campfires are permitted using dead wood.

     
    Wild Horses
     

    Route

    From the parking spot head East up the ridge through the trees. You will cross over the false summit. You will see the summit almost straight East of you from here. It’s a short hike over to the summit. There is a register on the summit. Just to the NW of the register is the Benchmark which is marked “Smoothie.”

    Total Distance to summit: 0.58 miles
    Net Elevation Gain: 603 ft.

    Starting Elevation: 8763 ft.
    Summit Elevation: 9370 ft.


    External Links

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