Leavitt Peak is named for Hiram Leavitt, a native of New Hampshire, who built a hotel and home in 1863 at the foot of the east end of Sonora Pass to serve the growing number of travelers between Sonora and Aurora, primarily miners headed to the gold mines at nearby Bodie. Leavitt also erected a stagecoach station at what is called Leavitt Station. Leavitt was an early judge in Mono County. Leavitt Peak is a popular hiking destination. Leavitt Lake and Leavitt Meadow are nearby along the West Walker River and are also named for the early Leavitt family settlers. Leavitt's is recorded on Charles F. Hoffmann's map of 1873. and Levitt Peak appears on the Mining Bureau map of 1891.
The view south from the summit of Leavitt Peak. Emigrant Wilderness, Eastern Sierra Nevadas