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 summit[2] in U. S. state of Nevada and is the highest point 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, by 82 feet (25 m), the highest peak in the state of 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.

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". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club.

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