OverviewCrescent peak is the prominent pyramid shaped peak on the south side of Nipton Road in southern Nevada just East of the town of Nipton, CA. This rarely visited peak provides stunning views in all directions. Some of the peaks visible from the summit are McCullough Mountain, Hart Peak, Castle Peak, Clark Mountain, Kingston Peak, and Spirit Mountain. This is a rugged desert peak that should not be overlooked.
Alternatively, you could go down Crescent Peak Road. (The other route off of North Crescent Peak Rd. is more scenic). This turnoff is 2.5 miles from the state line heading South. Drive about 3.5 miles or so parking off any pullout you find. There is mining in this area as well as some private properties. Just be vigilant. Once you park start hiking East along the ridge heading towards the summit.