Mount Wilson (Nevada)

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Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson 2.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 7,071 ft (2,155 m) [1]
Prominence 670 ft (200 m) [2]
Coordinates 36°05′37″N 115°29′02″W / 36.093641128°N 115.483980147°W / 36.093641128; -115.483980147Coordinates: 36°05′37″N 115°29′02″W / 36.093641128°N 115.483980147°W / 36.093641128; -115.483980147[1]
Geography
Mount Wilson is located in Nevada
Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson
Location Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range Spring Mountains[2]
Topo map USGS Blue Diamond
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Wilson is a mountain located in the Spring Mountain range of southern Nevada. It is located on land managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, part of the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Area. It is the highest peak in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Mount Wilson is 17 miles (27 km) west of downtown Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada.

Hiking Route[edit]

Mount Wilson's sandstone cliffs are accessible to hikers starting at the First Creek trailhead[3] and proceeding west into First Creek Canyon. From there, at least two distinct and strenuous third-class routes lead to the summit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wilson". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Wilson, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ "First Creek Canyon Trail | Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association". www.redrockcanyonlv.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 

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