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Bitter Ridge, Parallel Peak Summit Views
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Gold Butte National Monument
Bitter Ridge
parallel peak
Summit (view SW along Bitter Ridge towards Lake Mead)

Overview

Bitter Ridge is a striking, isolated limestone ridge located on the desert flats west of Whitney Pocket and overlooking the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. From afar and from up close, the ridge is striking.

The hike starts from the high point on Black Butte Road and climbs a steep side-ridge onto the crest of Bitter Ridge. From there, the hiking is relatively easy as the route runs southwest following the narrow ridgeline to Parallel Peak. See details of the route.

From the summit, hikers can see much of the Gold Butte region, plus high peaks in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, and maybe California.

Bitter Ridge
Summit (view N towards Black Ridge and Mormon Mountains)
Bitter Ridge
Summit (view NE towards Virgin Peak)
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Summit (view W towards Virgin Ridge and Grand Wash Cliffs)
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Summit (view SE across Gold Butte into Grand Canyon)
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Summit (view SE across Gold Butte to Gold Butte mountains)
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Summit (view SE across Gold Butte to South McCullough Mountains)
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Toe of Black Ridge, Sheep Range, Mormon Mountains (view NW)
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Upper edge of Lake Mead, Overton Arm (view W)
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Wilson Ridge, Black Mountains, and Overton Arm (view SW)
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Jumbo Peak (view S)
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Tramp Ridge and Jumbo Peak (view S)
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Mud Wash and peaks in southern Gold Butte (view S)
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Mud Wash and Little Finland (view S)
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Grand Wash Cliffs (view SE)
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Virgin Ridge and Whitney Pocket (view E)
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Virgin Peak (view NE)
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Little Virgin Peak (view N)
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Overton Valley (view NE)
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Valley of Fire (view E)
Bitter Ridge, Parallel Peak
Overton Arm, Spring Mountains, and Muddy Mountains (view SW)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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