Harris Mountain from Lovell Canyon | La Madre Mountains Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Harris Mountain from Lovell Canyon | La Madre Mountains Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Harris Mountain from Lovell Canyon is a challenging long distance adventure with an elevation gain of over 4,000ft. However, the elevation gain and the distance are not the main challenge. The greatest difficulty factor is the terrain covered which includes a 5-mile rocky canyon wash, navigating brush and burned out fallen trees and at least 2 miles of steep avalanche slopes – all with no trails.

However, even given these difficulties the rewards are great including:

*A unique high altitude perspective of Lovell Canyon from its East side
*Total peace and solitude – the experience of having a major canyon all to yourself
*Views of the entire expanse of Lovell Canyon all the way to Potosi Mountain, Griffith Peak, Sexton Ridge and the Lovell Canyon, Handy Peak, Griffith Shadow Loop trails area.

Harris Mountain Griffith Peak Circuit | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

The Harris Mountain Griffith Peak Circuit is largely untouched wilderness with spectacular views of all the peaks in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness: Harris Mountain, Griffith Peak, Charleston Peak, Lee Peak, Mummy Mountain and Fletcher Peak. In addition there are spectacular views up and down the entire length of Kyle Canyon and Lovell Canyon along with views of the La Madre Mountains Wilderness area including La Madre Mountain and El Padre Mountain. You can see the tips of Bridge Mountain, Rainbow Mountain and Mt. Wilson in the Rainbow Mountains Wilderness and even catch a glimpse of the Las Vegas Strip. And to the North, there are views of the Sheep Range and Gass Peak. Route Details: 15 mi / Approx. 7,713 > 11,060ft; **Some Trail, Mostly Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Griffith Peak Harris Mountain Circuit | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Griffith Peak Harris Mountain Circuit | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

The Griffith Peak / Harris Mountain Circuit actually takes over 2 hours longer than the entire Mt. Charleston Loop! I’ve completed the Mt. Charleston loop in about 7.5 hours including the run from the Trail Canyon parking lot to the South Climb parking lot. Adding in Griffith Peak, Lee Peak and Mummy Mountain, the Mt. Charleston 4-Peak Circuit takes me a little under 12 hours. On the other hand, the Griffith Peak / Harris Mountain Circuit took me 9hrs and 50 minutes! Why? Find out in this article. Route details: 15 mi / Approx. 7,713 > 11,060ft; **Some Trail, Mostly Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Six-Peak Circuit in the Spring Mountains, Nevada – Strategy

6-Peak Circuit Strategy | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada

It is possible to complete a six-peak circuit in the Spring Mountains, Nevada in one day. This adventure is pretty remarkable in that it involves summiting 6 peaks, each over 10,000ft in less than 24 hours! This article covers the strategy that makes the adventure possible. The peaks include: Harris Mountain (10,014ft), Griffith Peak (11,056ft), Charleston Peak (11,918ft), Lee Peak (11,289ft), Mummy Mountain (11,528ft), Fletcher Peak (10,319ft), Click image or title above for more…

Harris Mountain | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Harris Mountain | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

See the Harris Griffith Circuit page on this website. That adventure shows the Harris Mountain summit approach from South Climb Trailhead at Cathedral Rock. A future adventure posted to this page will show Harris Mountain summit approach from Harris Springs and Harris Mountain Roads, which is the most popular summit approach. Route details: 12-15-miles RT from the intersection of Kyle Canyon and Upper Harris Springs Road; **Unpaved roads and established trails all the way.** Click image or title above for more…