Boundary Peak (Nevada)
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|
|Prominence||253 ft (77 m)|
|Listing||U.S. state high point
Desert Peaks Section
|Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Boundary Peak|
|Age of rock||Cretaceous|
Boundary Peak is the highest summit in U. S. state of Nevada and is located in Esmeralda County. It is the northernmost peak over 13,000 feet (4,000 m) in the White Mountains. At 13,147 feet (4,007 m) the peak is the highest point within the state of Nevada, although it is only about half a mile (1 km) from the California state line. Montgomery Peak at 13,441 feet (4,097 m) is located just across the state line in California, and by most definitions Boundary Peak is a sub-peak of Montgomery Peak.
Boundary Peak is 82 feet (25 m) higher than the second highest Nevada peak, Wheeler Peak at 13,065 feet (3,982 m). Wheeler Peak is a non sub-peak and is located entirely within Nevada, and is sometimes considered the highest mountain peak in Nevada. The area surrounding Boundary Peak is protected within the Boundary Peak Wilderness Area.
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.
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- List of U.S. states by elevation
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