Includes all peaks with at least 1,000 ft prominence in Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Lake Mead peaks are a popular destination during winter, when there is snow and/or ice in Red Rock & Mount Charleston. A great challenge to to work on during those months.

Created by Courtney Purcell and featured in his book "Rambles and Scrambles: A Peakbagging Guide to the Desert Southwest" available here Thanks to peakery member Kevin Humes for help with this challenge.


Highest peak

Spirit Mountain

5,639 ft / 1,718 m

Most prominent peak

Spirit Mountain

2,899 ft / 883 m

Most summited peak

Northshore Peak

62 summits

Most difficult peak

Salt Spring Mountain

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 1 peak

Top climbing months

February   19%

November   14%

January   14%

"We made the long drive out from Vegas on some good dirt roads. Most cars should be able to make it. The roads are in good shape. Took the SW ridge all the way up. Terrain was easy class 2. The views were really nice from the summit & our weather was awesome." - Salt Spring Mountain, Kevin, Mar 26, 2017
"4 Peak counterclockwise traverse. Mystery Cairn, Vista, Redstone & East Redstone. I came back to finish the traverse I tried to start yesterday when I stopped after dealing with high winds and some rain. Today was sunny. I gave up on Tall Cairn Peak at the end because of too many obstacles and I ran out of time. I wore a cow bell on my back pack to ward of Mtn lions. 4hrs, 3,000' gain and 5.2 miles. " - Redstone Peak, paula.raimondi, Feb 28, 2017
"I met with the Mountaineer Club for this one hosted by Valerie and Susan. Very nice crew. We took the wrong wash up and had to correct ourselves but all worked out well. We all summitied. This was my 3rd try at this peak so I was happy to put it in the done pile. It was a pretty day and the recent storms created waterfalls everywhere and snow and ice on the summit and in the shadows. It was a very loose and brushy hike but well worth the views. " - Spirit Mountain, paula.raimondi, Jan 21, 2017
"1000' up in 43 min. 1:27 total. What miserable, craggy, crappy terrain to hike on. Uck! The only thing that made it worthwhile was seeing a desert tortoise on the way down...The views, although they were spectacular, alone wasn't worth it but that combined with the tortoise was well worth it. Never again tho. " - Northshore Peak, paula.raimondi, May 7, 2016
"Another great day hiking the mountains I love so very much. Spirit Mountain was 6miles rt with 3000ft gain. It was number 28 of 50 for LVMC50. I saw some absolutely beautiful scenery today." - Spirit Mountain, MelsTravels, Jan 24, 2015