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Bonanza Peak Out and Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful trail with great views and wildlife leads to the summit of Bonanza Peak.


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Map Key

9.2

Miles

14.7

KM

Loop

10,353' 3,156 m

High

7,535' 2,297 m

Low

2,826' 861 m

Up

2,825' 861 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

66%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Snow in winter.

Overview

This is a great trail with very light traffic. If you want to get out into the solitude of nature this is a great place to start.

Description

This is a great trail with very little traffic. I saw more wild horses than people. Though you'll begin your hike on the Bonanza Trail, please be aware that the trail does not lead to Bonanza Peak. You need to exit the trail and follow the Bonanza Peak Summit Spur as it climbs a few hundred yards to the peak. The route is well cairned. When you feel the switchbacks start to descend off the ridge line look for the cairns. There are a lot of trees on the peak but that doesn't stop the magnificent views of Mt. Charleston and the Spring Mountains.

Once you've enjoyed the summit, you can return the way that you came. If you're seeking a longer adventure after the summit, you can continue on the Bonanza Trail as it heads back south.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, bristlecone pines, wild horses, roadrunners, and chipmunks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Rick Anthony

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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Photos

Views from the ridgeline of Cold Creek Canyon.
Sep 17, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Views of Mt Charleston and the Sprong Mountains from the Peak!
Sep 17, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Cairns at Bonanza Peak.
Sep 17, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Fall colors on the way up.
Sep 17, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
View right before Wood Spring
Jul 9, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
Wild horses at the trailhead.
Sep 17, 2016 near Pahrump, NV

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Sep 20, 2019
Apestoso Ron
Jul 28, 2019
Brian Dodd
Saw a lovely wild mare up at 10,000 ft. 9.1mi — 4h 30m
Sep 2, 2018
Peggy Hsieh
9.2mi
Jul 20, 2018
Becky MacDonald
Apr 14, 2018
Michael Moonachie
Nov 9, 2017
Wes Kistler
Amazing hike 10mi