Griffith Peak

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For another mountain with the same name, see Griffith Peak (Antarctica).
Griffith Peak
Griffith Peak 3.jpg
View of Griffith Peak from the top of Trail Canyon
Elevation 11,064 ft (3,372 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 430 ft (130 m)[1]
Location
Location Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Spring Mountains
Coordinates 36°13′57″N 115°38′46″W / 36.2324638°N 115.6461279°W / 36.2324638; -115.6461279Coordinates: 36°13′57″N 115°38′46″W / 36.2324638°N 115.6461279°W / 36.2324638; -115.6461279[2]
Topo map USGS Griffith Peak
Climbing
Easiest route Trail hike

Griffith Peak is located in the Spring Mountains in Clark County of southern Nevada. It is approximately 28 miles (45 km) northwest of the Las Vegas Strip and 3.9 miles (6.3 km) southeast of Mount Charleston.

Griffith Peak is Nevada's 43rd highest peak,[3] and the third highest peak in southern Nevada.[4] It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston Wilderness and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail.[4] The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible.

Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Griffith Peak, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Griffith Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Nevada's 11,000-foot Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Griffith Peak". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/153436. Retrieved 2008-04-04.