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The 3rd Annual Las Vegas Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge is a self-paced hiking and trail running challenge up six iconic Vegas-area mountains, including 11,918′ Mount Charleston.  

You choose whether you want to complete them in six days, six weeks, or take the entire year. Set the schedule that works best for you. 

You can climb them in order as you build your strength and endurance, or mix it up. The choice is yours. Your registration will help support Big City Mountaineers, so you'll be doing good for others with each peak you climb.

2023 Las Vegas Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

Overview Map of the Las Vegas Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

The Peaks of the Las Vegas Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

TURTLEHEAD PEAK – Elevation 6,323′ (1927m)

The most accessible peak in the challenge, Turtlehead Peak in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is strenuous nonetheless. The payoff? Sublime views of Red Rock Canyon and Vegas. 

Recommended Six-Pack route: Turtlehead Peak
Distance: 4.6 miles; Vertical +/- 1,988 feet

BLACK MOUNTAIN – Elevation 5,093′ (1552m)

While close to the city, Black Mountain offers black volcanic rocks, Joshua trees, and spectacular views of the Strip and all surrounding mountain ranges of southern Nevada.

Recommended Six-Pack route: Black Mountain
Distance: 7 miles; Vertical +/- 2,068 feet

FLETCHER PEAK – Elevation 10,237′ (3120m)

The sixth highest mountain in southern Nevada that also makes a great snow climb in the winter. 

Recommended Six-Pack route: Fletcher Peak via North Loop Trail
Distance: 7.2 miles; Vertical +/- 2,270 feet

BONANZA PEAK – Elevation 10,400′ (3170m)

Solitude, pine forests and wild horses are features of Bonanza Peak in the Toiyabe National Forest. 

Recommended Six-Pack route: Bonanza Peak Out-and-Back
Distance: 9.2 miles; Vertical +/- 2,825 feet

GRIFFITH PEAK – Elevation 11,056′ (3370m)

Wildflowers and views abound on this hike up Griffith Peak. Best hiked from April to October, and can be combined with Mount Charleston. 

Recommended Six-Pack route: Griffith Peak via South Loop
Distance: 9.8 miles; Vertical +/- 3,390 feet

MOUNT CHARLESTON – Elevation 11,918′ (3633m)

The highest peak in southern Nevada, and the 8th most prominent peak in the U.S.. This can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop, though no matter which you choose, it's a long, strenuous hike. Be sure to check the forecast for potential thunderstorms and wind. 

Recommended Six-Pack route: Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon
Distance: 16.6 miles; Vertical +/- 5,075 feet

Alternate Peak

You can swap out any of the six peaks above with Mummy Mountain. 

Mummy Mountain

MUMMY MOUNTAIN – Elevation 11,542′ (3518m)

Physically and technically challenging, the climb up Mummy Mountain rewards you with views that extend hundreds of miles in every direction. Includes a steep Class 3 section of screen and a rock chute to the summit.  

Recommended Six-Pack route: Mummy Mountain via Trail Canyon
Distance: 8.8 miles; Vertical +/- 3,143 feet

Latest Las Vegas Challenge Hike Logs

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Finished up the six peak challange with Black Mountain. Started early and had the peak to ourselves. Trail was nice and the last 1/2 miles

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Turtlehead Peak
Chris Ericksen

Christmas break hime

Hike was great, could not have asked for better weather. Cool enough to not be sweating but warm enough for a t-shirt. Skies were clear

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Black Mountain
Benjamin Morgan

Black Mtn

Trail is easy to follow and not very technical, the last bit required some scrambling but its one of the easier in the challenge.

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Fletcher Peak
Sergio Reynoso

Slippery Slopes to Fletcher

Snow from trailhead to the peak with patches of clear trail. Snow on the trail is well packed but very slippery. Micro spikes and trekking

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