Ruby Dome

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Ruby Dome
Elevation 11,392+ ft (3472+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 4,793 ft (1,461 m)[1]
Listing Nevada County High Points[1]
Ruby Dome is located in Nevada
Ruby Dome
Ruby Dome
Location Elko County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Ruby Mountains
Coordinates 40°37′19″N 115°28′30″W / 40.6218722°N 115.4750569°W / 40.6218722; -115.4750569Coordinates: 40°37′19″N 115°28′30″W / 40.6218722°N 115.4750569°W / 40.6218722; -115.4750569[2]
Topo map USGS Ruby Dome
Easiest route From Griswold Lake, Class 2 scramble east to the saddle between Griswold Lake and Seitz Canyon, then up to the saddle on either side of the summit and along the ridgeline[3]

Ruby Dome is the highest mountain in both the Ruby Mountains and Elko County, in Nevada, United States. It is the twenty-seventh highest mountain in the state,[4] and also ranks as the thirteenth-most topographically prominent peak in the state.[5] The peak is located about 21 miles (34 km) southeast of the city of Elko within the Ruby Mountains Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The mountain rises from a base elevation of about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to a height of 11,387 feet (3,471 m). It is the highest mountain for over 90 miles in all directions. [1]

Ruby Mountains with Ruby Dome in the center
Ruby Dome view
360-degree panorama from the summit of Ruby Dome

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  1. ^ a b c d "Ruby Dome, Nevada". Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Ruby Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Ruby Dome". Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Nevada 11,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Retrieved 2014-10-23. 

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