Nobody else on the summit, but plenty of buzzing equipment and an active radio in one of the shacks. Large mountain bike event going on in Bootleg Canyon, too. Took the "E Leg" and "Power Pole" mountain bike routes to get up here, and the road on the way back.
Hiked the west peak with my nephew Spencer and then visited the east peak with my daughter a few years later on March 13, 2013
Hiked with 45lbs backpack as preparation for a backcountry trek in southern AZ. Enjoyable in its own right, however. Nice views!
Easy loop up the mountain bike trails to Red and then over to the Black Mountain Overlook.
Pics and commentary are here.
It was cloudy and raining in the higher peaks around Las Vegas and I looked in the local guidebook and found this hike. I went to Red Mountain first and then hiked over to Black Mountain. The River Mountains have a good view of Lake Mead.
Kimberly wanted to take a tour of the Hoover Dam in the evening, so we decided to do a hike nearby to that location. Climbing Red and Black Mountains in the River Mountains near Boulder City looked interesting, so Kessler, Shaylee, Kimberly and I decided to climb those. We opted for the longer of the two standard routes since it would provide a good workout.
It was a beautiful day and we made our way through the maze of trails until we were in the canyon leading up to the saddle between Red Mountain and Black Mountain. It was a pretty trail and after reaching the saddle, we opted to climb Red Mountain first. There was some new development at the top (zip line) so we went over to climb the more pristine Black Mountain.
After enjoying the great views of Las Vegas and Lake Mead from the summit of Black Mountain, we hiked back down to the trailhead.