Northshore Peak strikes the eye as one drives along Northshore Rd. in Lake Mead NRA
. It is just off Northshore Rd. near Northshore Summit. This rarely visited peak offers great 360 degree views of the Lake Mead surrounding area. In the distance one can see Virgin Peak
to the East, the Spring Mountains
and the Sheep Range
to the west, and Lake Mead and all it's surroundings just to the south.
Northshore Peak is best climbed from October-May. The summer months are extremely hot at the lower elevations. If you do this in the summer do it early in the day and have lots of water.
Driving around Las Vegas drive to exit 45B on I-15 and go east. Drive East about 4 miles to the intersection of Lake Mead Blvd and Nellis Blvd. Set your odometer to 0.
Continue East on Lake Mead Blvd. Follow the main road all the way around the curves once over the mountain pass. At 10.6 miles you will reach the fee booth. Once past the fee booth you'll drive another 2.1 miles (12.7 total) to a T-Intersection. Turn Left. Drive another 17.3 miles (30 miles total) and you will see the parking area on your left. Park here.
Daily passes are $5 (good for 1-5 days; per vehicle).
Yearly ones for $20 which are good through December 31st in the calendar year purchased. (per vehicle)
Individual 1-5 days $3.00 per person (motorcycle, bicycles, hikers)
Individual Calender Year $20.00 per annual pass (motorcycle, bicycles etc.)
For More Information Call (702) 293-8907. Fees & Reservations
From the parking lot cross the highway and aim for the the East ridge
. Then follow the ridge all the way to the summit. The attached photo outlines the route.
External Links Lake Mead NRA
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Jim Boone's page on Northshore Peak