Traverse the Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline in Nevada from Mt Wilson to Juniper Peak. Beginning on Lovell Canyon Road, ascend to the Upper Crest Ridgeline above Mt. Wilson, head North to the ridgeline above Juniper Peak, then descend again into Lovell Canyon. Click the image or title above for more detail.
Rare Views of an isolated stretch of the Wilson Ridge and surrounding wilderness from this unique perspective. This is a big loop beginning at upper Lovell Canyon Road, ascending to the Wilson Ridge, then traversing the ridge South to Rocky Gap Road. Best time of year for this adventure: Late Spring or Early Fall with maximum daylight at this relatively cool temperature. Click title or image for more details.
Fletcher View Ridge ascends between The Fletcher View Campground and the final summit approach to Harris Mountain. The ridge originates in The Fletcher Canyon area on Kyle Canyon Road in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada. Expect non-stop spectacular views of the highest peaks on The Mt. Charleston Loop along with a good aerial view of Fletcher Canyon and potential route to Fletcher Peak summit. Elevation: 7,000-9,000ft. wilderness route, no trails or trail signs. Best time of year for this adventure: July through September. Click the image or title above for details.
Make a huge circuit of Lovell Canyon, Nevada taking in Wilson Ridge (East side), The Harris / Griffith Saddle (top), Sexton Ridge (West side). This is a total day-long wilderness immersion with spectacular views of Southern Nevada wilderness and beyond. Elevation gain: 8-9,000ft or more when gain and loss are added up. Best time of year for this adventure: Close to the longest day of the year. Click the image or title above for details.
Make a circuit from The Fletcher Canyon Trailhead to Harris Mountain and Griffith Peak, then return to your start point. After accomplishing the most direct approach to Harris Mountain summit, cross the saddle to Griffith Peak, descend to The South Loop Trailhead and finally return on Kyle Canyon Road to Fletcher Canyon Trailhead. This route is half wilderness and half trails. Elevation gain is from 7,000-11,060ft plus additional ascent and descent along the way. Best time of year for this adventure: Summer through mid-Fall. Click the title or image above for details.
Summit Harris Mountain from Fletcher Canyon Trailhead in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness of Nevada. The approach ridge is just Southwest of the trailhead. Of all the approaches to Harris Mountain summit, this approach ridge and a similar approach ridge to the West are the most direct routes to Harris Mountain summit, especially taking into account the routes begin right off Kyle Canyon Road. The traditional Harris Mountain Trailhead requires miles of approach on unpaved 4WD roads. Because of the remoteness of the traditional trailhead, Harris Mountain is seldom summited and therefore an experience of beautiful, pristine, relatively untouched nature.
The Wilson Ridge South High Point is a key nodal point for exploration to the North to Harris Mountain; to the West to The La Madre Mountains; and to the South to The Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline. This route accesses The Wilson Ridge South High Point from the upper end of Lovell Canyon Road at the base of a beautiful, fairly gradual approach ridge. Approximately 5,800 > 8,500ft; Wilderness Route. Click the image or title above for map, video, images and adventure details…
Handy Peak Loop is a short trail that circles Handy Peak, a prominent central landmark in Lovell Canyon, Nevada. Experience spectacular views up and down the length of Lovell Canyon.
Little Zion in The Rainbow Mountain Wilderness of Nevada has the look and feel of Zion National Park, Utah. It’s located in the Southern portion of The Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline near Hidden Peak.