Join the Challenge
The inaugural 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.
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
MOUNT WILSON – Elevation 6,959′ (2121m)
The highest sandstone peak in Red Rock Canyon, Mount Wilson has some Class 3 scrambling via the standard First Creek Trail. This route climbs over 3,400 vertical feet, and is best attempted in spring or fall. The east face of the summit features a dizzying 3,000 foot vertical drop that will take your breath away.
Recommended Six-Pack route: Mount Wilson via First Creek Trail
Distance: 10 miles; Vertical +/- 3,418 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
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
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
Latest Las Vegas Challenge Hike Logs
This was my second hike in the Red Rock Canyon, and with the experience of Turtlehead behind me, I though a trial run might be