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Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscents
1.Wheeler Peak756313,063Snake Range231.8684
2.Mount Moriah490712,067Snake Range20.0126
3.Mount Jefferson586111,941Toquima Range98.6294
4.Charleston Peak824111,916Spring Mountains135.2986
5.North Schell Peak540311,883Schell Creek Range23.5205
6.Arc Dome521311,773Toiyabe Range23.1265
7.Currant Mountain457511,513White Pine Range52.884
8.Bunker Hill279311,473Toiyabe Range31.3138
9.Ruby Dome479311,387Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains94.7243
10.Toiyabe Dome208111,361Toiyabe Range5.743
11.Hole in the Mountain Peak484911,306Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains26.672
12.Troy Peak479011,298Grant-Quinn Canyon Range40.072
13.Mount Grant392011,280Wassuk Range28.1157
14.Toiyabe Peak 11085200511,085Toiyabe Range6.924
15.Mount Grafton325710,990Schell Creek Range26.860
16.Ward Mountain365610,936Egan Range18.453
17.Shoshone Mountain214710,907Toquima Range5.238
18.Table Mountain364810,888Monitor Range16.976
19.Pearl Peak360810,848Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains11.942
20.Matterhorn467810,838Jarbidge Mountains60.475
21.Mount Rose363010,776Carson Range33.2749
22.Mount Hamilton298510,745White Pine Range21.141
23.Pilot Peak572610,716Pilot Range53.7117
24.Diamond Peak359410,614North Eureka County Ranges27.9103
25.Cherry Creek Benchmark373410,522Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges34.334
26.Wildcat Peak246810,508Toquima Range14.125
27.Summit Mountain270110,461Monitor Range29.230
 Cherry Creek Peak 3188199510,459Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges6.916
28.McAfee Peak415810,438Independence Mountains35.647
29.North Shoshone Peak283310,313Shoshone Mountains and Range14.638
30.Spruce Mountain393010,262Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges27.163
31.Morey Peak North256810,248Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range17.130
32.Mount Callaghan302710,187Toiyabe Range24.438
33.Quinn Canyon Range High Point258710,185Grant-Quinn Canyon Range13.324
34.Telegraph Hill295410,154Egan Range13.125
35.Roberts Creek Mountain357410,134North Eureka County Ranges32.340
36.Egan Benchmark204010,120Egan Range7.827
37.Ninemile Peak228910,080Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range19.120
38.Becky Peak241910,007Schell Creek Range13.946
39.Desatoya Peak35459973Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges20.9123
40.Mount Augusta43669966Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges14.860
41.Major Benchmark West21649964Schell Creek Range14.421
42.Hayford Peak53929912Sheep Range33.8259
43.Star Peak54009836Southeast Humboldt River Ranges69.0197
44.Shingle Peak28639823Egan Range12.921
45.Mount Tobin48319775Southeast Humboldt River Ranges35.446
46.Granite Peak43979732Santa Rosa Mountains82.4151
47.Santa Rosa Peak21419701Santa Rosa Mountains8.126
48.Mount Lewis42809680Shoshone Mountains and Range34.973
48.Kern Mountains High Point23979680Deep Creek Range7.317
50.North Lovell Peak20059652Schell Creek Range7.323
51.Goshute Peak36909610Goshute Range27.730
52.Prospect Peak23139573Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range12.648
53.Blue Eagle Mountain22619561Grant-Quinn Canyon Range12.320
54.Bald Mountain27449544Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges9.244
55.Mount Siegel34779451Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.7106
56.Piper Peak40839450Esmeralda County Ranges14.981
57.Duffer Peak41399428Black Rock Desert Area55.151
58.Kawich Peak30819401Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges39.429
59.Sonoma Peak38969396Southeast Humboldt River Ranges32.740
60.Highland Peak32759395Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges43.860
61.Baldy Peak24479370Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges10.530
62.Bald Mountain37489348East Nellis Ranges43.00
63.Mount Wilson26759315Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges26.447
64.Big Bald Mountain25139303Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains8.424
65.Blue Dick Peak24099289Esmeralda County Ranges19.561
66.Porter Peak26629268North Central Nevada12.725
67.South Pequop Benchmark30899249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges26.734
67.High Bald Peaks25239249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges11.322
67.Ray Benchmark21299249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges8.819
70.Portuguese Mountain27009240Pancake Range22.224
71.Pilot Peak32029182Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte Cristo33.659
72.Rawhide Mountain24399169Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range18.628
73.Buck Mountain21759159Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains10.427
74.Mount Tenabo31539153North Eureka County Ranges21.227
75.Fagin Mountain22029147North Eureka County Ranges15.926
76.Lone Mountain38089108Esmeralda County Ranges25.150
77.Quinn Peak48639095Black Rock Desert Area29.355
78.Butte Mountains High Point22289052Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges13.921
79.New Pass Peak25629002Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges22.244
80.Granite Peak34608980Black Rock Desert Area49.135
81.Worthington Peak30888968Northwest Lincoln County Ranges11.237
82.King Lear Peak28838923Black Rock Desert Area9.436
83.Moody Peak20968883Pancake Range14.026
84.Dutch John Mountain23408860Schell Creek Range9.631
85.Tabor Benchmark25188846Central Elko County Ranges23.320
86.Reveille Peak26788812Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges15.327
87.Stewart Benchmark28788798Black Rock Desert Area15.024
88.Merritt Mountain23528792Jarbidge Mountains14.520
89.Beaver Peak23918791North Central Nevada18.821
90.Job Peak39058785Southeast Humboldt River Ranges15.764
91.Lone Mountain22628782Independence Mountains11.422
92.Knoll Mountain27808760Northeast Nevada Ranges22.932
93.Elliott Benchmark22478747North Eureka County Ranges23.331
94.Mount Irish25438743Northwest Lincoln County Ranges16.548
95.Grapevine Peak45628738Amargosa Range17.7157
96.Miller Mountain24498729Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area10.740
97.Tule Peak34098724Pyramid Lake Area32.186
98.Adam Peak35588678North Central Nevada24.734
99.Sherman Peak21768656Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges11.234
100.Mount Moses35298649Southeast Humboldt River Ranges15.925
101.Pine Mountain20268648Jarbidge Mountains4.222
102.Ellen D Mountain20798633Jarbidge Mountains15.332
 Grassy Mountain19738613Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges6.325
103.Seaman Range High Point33268606Northwest Lincoln County Ranges27.043
104.McCann Creek Mountain22028602North Central Nevada15.029
105.Big Mountain23948594Black Rock Desert Area14.020
106.Dolly Varden Mountains High Point20648593Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges16.755
107.Belted Range High Point25658565Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges19.10
108.North Peak33308550Southeast Humboldt River Ranges17.133
109.Bald Mountain22438543North Eureka County Ranges9.617
110.Donnelly Peak27738533Black Rock Desert Area16.329
111.San Antonio Mountains High Point24008520Toquima Range20.137
112.Potosi Mountain30128514Spring Mountains16.8248
113.Wilson Peak24278507North Central Nevada4.426
114.Orevada View Benchmark35488506Trout Creek Area23.423
115.Engeler Peak24458485Trout Creek Area11.619
116.Saddle Benchmark20468446Shoshone Mountains and Range16.419
117.Fortification Range High Point20118431Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges12.424
118.Granite Mountain28468419Southeast Humboldt River Ranges16.027
119.Cain Mountain31698409Southeast Humboldt River Ranges10.427
120.Kelly Creek Mountain22238403North Central Nevada20.420
121.Virginia Peak36428366Reno-Truckee Area20.9120
122.Mount Ferguson20998353Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte Cristo20.637
123.Stonewall Mountain29188318West Nellis Ranges22.132
124.Independence Benchmark21548314Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges12.630
125.Murdock Mountain22328312Northeast Nevada Ranges18.228
126.Fairview Peak25838303Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges21.269
127.Tholen Benchmark21968276Southeast Humboldt River Ranges12.622
128.Peavine Peak21868266Bald Mountain Range-Sierra Valley8.4193
129.Kumiva Peak36608220Black Rock Desert Area25.662
 Buffalo Mountain19668206Southeast Humboldt River Ranges9.621
130.Tohakum Peak35098182Pyramid Lake Area18.649
130.Fox Mountain20828182Black Rock Desert Area15.539
132.Silver Benchmark20068166Schell Creek Range8.222
133.Gold Mountain27128152Esmeralda County Ranges16.543
134.Adobe Range High Point20558135Central Elko County Ranges13.633
135.Garfield Hills High Point21258085Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area9.234
136.White Horse Mountain20578077Goshute Range7.724
137.Virgin Peak31828071Eastern Lincoln County Ranges56.8142
138.Toano Range High Point21178037Northeast Nevada Ranges11.138
139.Chokecherry Mountain22758035Eastern Lincoln County Ranges24.331
140.Buffalo Mountain27377997Southeast Humboldt River Ranges11.421
141.State Line Peak26907990Pyramid Lake Area10.360
142.Badger Mountain23657976Northwest Lincoln County Ranges19.833
143.Hyko Benchmark29907950Northwest Lincoln County Ranges16.645
144.Hays Canyon Peak20207920Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuges Area10.843
145.Bloody Run Peak30137907Santa Rosa Mountains15.236
146.Mount Davidson27047864Reno-Truckee Area10.9252
147.Petersen Mountains High Point25017841Reno-Truckee Area10.172
148.Cotton Benchmark21037823Southeast Humboldt River Ranges17.523
149.Seven Troughs Benchmark29867795Northwest Humboldt River Area24.125
 Marys Mountain19797699North Central Nevada16.928
150.Pah-Rum Peak24597608Pyramid Lake Area15.231
151.Eugene Mountains High Point33227582Northwest Humboldt River Area17.850
152.Elko Mountain20857505Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains10.387
153.Sixmile Hill21367496North Central Nevada13.321
154.Dogskin Mountain20417487Reno-Truckee Area5.669
155.Juniper Mountain28487474Northwest Humboldt River Area15.031
156.Mormon Peak40147414Eastern Lincoln County Ranges27.675
157.Majuba Benchmark24677388Northwest Humboldt River Area13.332
158.Blue Mountain27597352Northwest Humboldt River Area11.433
159.Trinity Peak24167337Northwest Humboldt River Area16.143
160.Cone Benchmark20567276North Central Nevada12.923
161.Juniper Peak20897209Reno-Truckee Area14.353
162.McCullough Mountain21707026McCullough Range22.6188
163.Hannan Range High Point20346988Black Rock Desert Area7.721
164.Gass Peak20236943Las Vegas Ranges7.1131
 Hot Springs Range High Point19606920North Central Nevada6.821
165.Cleaver Peak22316711Reno-Truckee Area13.759
 Black Mountain19916617Northwest Humboldt River Area5.922
 Slumbering Hills High Point19696496Northwest Humboldt River Area11.415
166.Bare Mountain21976317West Nellis Ranges11.950
167.Jumbo Peak33015761Eastern Lincoln County Ranges19.853
168.Spirit Mountain28795639Eldorado-Newberry Mountains25.3254
169.Muddy Benchmark29135433Las Vegas Ranges21.675
170.Arrow Canyon Range High Point24265226Las Vegas Ranges8.747
 Frenchman Mountain19724052Las Vegas Ranges11.6306

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List Description

List Info

Nevada has more high-prominence peaks that any other state except Alaska. A quirk of prominence as a mountain measure is that desert fault-block range high points tend to have very high prominence values, and Nevada is 98% covered by this kind of terrain. There are approximately 169 peaks in Nevada with over 2000 feet of prominence, just nudging out much larger California's 163 (which also includes many fault-block desert peaks).

No one has completed this list, and it is unlikely to happen soon, since Bald Mountain in the Groom Range (peak #30) is located on the Nellis Air Force base, a nuclear test site. The area is actively guarded and patrolled by the U.S. Military.

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.

Sources

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl and Andy Martin.
  • Aaron Maizlish's PeakList.org web site.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.

Links

     Peaklist.org--Nevada 2000 foot Prominece Peaks

 


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