Black Mountain (Nevada)

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Black Mountain
Black Mountain is located in Nevada
Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Location in Nevada
Highest point
Elevation5,093 ft (1,552 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,612 ft (491 m) [2]
Coordinates35°55′52″N 115°02′39″W / 35.931006964°N 115.044036072°W / 35.931006964; -115.044036072Coordinates: 35°55′52″N 115°02′39″W / 35.931006964°N 115.044036072°W / 35.931006964; -115.044036072[1]
Geography
LocationClark County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent rangeMcCullough Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Sloan NE
View from the summit of Black Top Mountain.

Black Mountain is a landmark mountain south of the New Vegas Valley. It is one of the more prominent of the mountains in the McCullough Range.

Another mountain, adjacent to Interstate 515 in Henderson, is commonly called Black Mountain, including by the city of Henderson. It is actually an unnamed peak.

Hiking and Day Use[edit]

Several trails converge near Black Mountain within the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. These trails provide access to much of the conservation area with trail BLM 404 leading to the summit of Black Mountain.

The trail is 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail rated as strenuous due to the last half mile including class two rock scrambling. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from September until May.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Black". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  2. ^ "Black Mountain, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-01-24.

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