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From Mountain Springs

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Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.03595°N / 115.48158°W

Object Title: From Mountain Springs

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

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Page By: redsplashman23

Created/Edited: May 3, 2007 / May 3, 2007

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Getting There

From Las Vegas Drive West from I-15 on Blue Diamond Road (HWY 160). When you reach Mountain Springs Summit drive another 0.6 miles and turn right (north) onto Williams Ranch Road. Drive about 300 yards and turn left onto a dirt road. (There is a gate at the end of the road, so don’t get distracted, you’ll be able to turn left onto the dirt road). Follow this road for 0.2 miles and then make a right at a fork. (Right when you make this turn is the short section where a high clearance vehicle might be needed for this drive.) Drive another 0.3 miles going just past a turn to the left and the trailhead will be marked with boulders not allowing you to drive further up the pullout on the right.

 
The Trailhead
The trailhead.

Route Description

 
GPS Trace
GPS Trace

























This route is very straight fowrard. It is class 1-2 the whole way. From the trailhead follow the road NE on the other side of the boulders. The first ½ mile or so is covered in branches to discourage people to drive on it. Eventually you’ll come to a saddle. Continue east from here up onto the ridge. Once on the ridge follow it around as it eventually contours to the north. Once heading north you will see 2 peaks in front of you. The one on the right is Mountains Springs Peak. It is about 2 miles and about 1100 feet of net elevation gain to the summit.

Here is a list of Waypoints along the way.


WPTDescriptionLatitudeLongitude Elevation (ft) & Distance (mi)
WPT 1Park36°1'30.4"N115°30'12.8"W5,561'; 0.00
WPT 2The Saddle36°1'47.4"N115°29'42.8"W5,917'; 0.70

WPT 3
Pt 6,440'+36°1'43.9"N115°29'08.8"W6,440'+; 1.43
WPT 4Mountain Springs Peak36°2'09.6"N
115°28'56.5"W6,641'; 2.00


Essential Gear

Good Hiking Boots and water, especially if it is warm and the sun is out.


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Images

Mountain Springs PeakThe road past the trailheadThe TrailheadMountain Springs PeakView back at the roadGPS TraceRed Rocks
On Mountain Springs Summit