Boundary Peak (Nevada)

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Boundary Peak
Boundary Peak Nevada USA.jpg
Boundary Peak as seen from Benton. Boundary is on the left (east), while connecting to higher Montgomery peak on the right (west).
Elevation 13,147 ft (4,007 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 253 ft (77 m)[2]
Listing U.S. state high point
Desert Peaks Section[3]
Boundary Peak is located in Nevada
Boundary Peak
Boundary Peak
Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.
Range White Mountains
Coordinates 37°50′46″N 118°21′05″W / 37.846097728°N 118.351299017°W / 37.846097728; -118.351299017Coordinates: 37°50′46″N 118°21′05″W / 37.846097728°N 118.351299017°W / 37.846097728; -118.351299017[1]
Topo map USGS Boundary Peak
Type Quartz monzonite
Age of rock Cretaceous
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[3]

Boundary Peak is the highest point in both Esmeralda County and the entire state of Nevada in the United States. It is the northernmost peak over 13,000 feet (4,000 m) in the White Mountains,[2] and is located within the Inyo National Forest's Boundary Peak Wilderness.

While it is the highest point in Nevada, it is only about half a mile (1 km) from the California state line, and with the considerably taller Montgomery Peak (13,441 feet (4,097 m)) located just across the state line in California, by most definitions Boundary Peak is considered to be a sub-peak of Montgomery Peak. Boundary Peak is 82 feet (25 m) taller than Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, which by most definitions is the tallest independent mountain within the state.


This peak is most often climbed from the Nevada side. From there, a climber may scramble the ridge connecting to Montgomery Peak. It is recommended that the national forest service (Inyo National Forest) be contacted so they can provide climbing information.

Boundary Peak, in the White Mountains.

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  1. ^ a b "Boundary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Boundary Peak, Nevada". Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. 

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