OverviewMt. Golden Eagle is the prominent peak at the end of Ann Road on the west side of I-215 in North Las Vegas. This is no major peak by any means, but there are good views of the Las Vegas Valley. It is a good rock scramble and short workout. With it's low elevation it can be climbed year round. It makes for a great short hike in the winter months.
Unlike it's near neighbor, Lone Mountain, which is a ridge walk up on it's easiest path, Golden Eagle provides a lot of great 3rd class and possible 4th class routes especially when climbed from the North side. This makes it a nice conditioner to keep one's scrambling skills in check. With it's low elevation it can be climbed year round, though the summer would be very hot.
The views of the Las Vegas area from the summit are superb, especially at sunset. Gass Peak and the Sheep Range are seen to the North, Frenchman Mountain to the East, and the strip to the southeast.
Getting ThereDepending on where you live in the Las Vegas valley -- access is fairly easy. It is right off the intersection of Ann Road and I-215 in the NW part of Las Vegas. If you live in North Las Vegas take Ann Road straight west across I-215. If you live in Las Vegas take a major east/west street (Cheyenne, Charleston, Sahara, etc) west to I-215 and go North to the Ann Road stop light and turn left.
Once you go across 215 turn right at the T intersection and then turn left again on the first dirt road. Drive up until you see a pull off (about 1/2 a mile or so) on the left. Park here.