Ruby Dome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ruby Dome
2015-04-26 14 51 54 View east from Grindstone Mountain, Nevada towards Ruby Dome-enhanced 2.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 11,392+ ft (3472+ m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 4,793 ft (1,461 m) [3]
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[4]
Ruby Dome is located in Nevada
Ruby Dome
Ruby Dome
Location in Nevada
Location Elko County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range Ruby Mountains
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[5]
Closer view of Ruby Dome from the trail to the summit

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,[6] and also ranks as the thirteenth-most topographically prominent peak in the state.[7] 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.[3]

Ruby Dome view
360-degree panorama from the summit of Ruby Dome


  1. ^ "Nevada County High Points". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Great Basin Peaks List". Toiyabe Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ruby Dome, Nevada". Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Ruby Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Ruby Dome". Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Nevada 11,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  7. ^ "Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Retrieved 2014-10-23. 

External links[edit]