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Mica Peak -- North Ridge Alternative
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Gold Butte National Monument
Mica Peak
Mica PeakMica Peak trailhead along Vermiculite Mine Road (view S)

Overview

Mica Peak, via the North Ridge, is a fun hike deep in the heart of Gold Butte National Monument. The route ascends the fairly steep and strenuous North Ridge towards the summit. The summit, however, is guarded by rocky crags. The easiest route cuts across the north face just below the crags to gain the summit from the west ridge, but presented here are photos of the direct route though the 4th-class cliffs up the East Ridge.

For details of the hike, including driving directions, maps, and GPS coordinates, see the Mica Peak -- North Ridge webpage.

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Alternate Route continues to east ridgeline (view SW)
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East ridgeline (view W towards rocky buttress)
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Steep route up the rocky buttress (view W)
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Steep route up rocky the buttress (view up)
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Above the rocky buttress, boulders continue
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Nice view south
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Rocky hillside (view W)
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Rocky hillside (view W)
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Approaching the summit (view W)
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Summit (view W)

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