Hole in the Mountain Peak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Hole in the Mountain Peak, Nevada 89835, USA
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About Hole in the Mountain Peak
Highest mountain in the East Humboldt Range of mountains, it is 11,311 feet (3,448 m) high. The arch named Hole in the Mountain or Lizzie's Window, which gives the peak its name is in the ridge about one third of a mile (0.5 km) south of the summit at about 11,127 feet (3,392 m).
Attractions Near Hole in the Mountain Peak
A glacial tarn with an area of approximately 13 acres (5.2 hectares), and a depth of up to 29 feet (9 m). Located at the base of a steep cirque, the lake is surrounded by high cliffs.
A ghost town from early twentieth century, when many homesteaders attempted to farm in the Great Basin. Metropolis was a project of an eastern businessman, Harry L. Pierce, intended to be the center of a huge farming district.
Largest valley in the Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) in length, it was extensively sculpted by glaciers in previous ice ages.
Highest mountain in both the Ruby Mountains and Elko County. The mountain rises from a base elevation of about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to a height of 11,387 feet (3,471 m).
At 10,267 feet (3,129 m) high, it was named from the spruce timber near the summit. The western side of the mountain was the site of copper, silver, and lead mining during the late 19th century. The settlement of Sprucemont on the western slope of the mountain supported the mining activity and existed from 1868 through about 1900 and is now a ghost town.
Features art and local history exhibits as well as extensive wildlife habitat dioramas in xix galleries occupying more than 20,000 square feet.
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Discover More Attractions in Elko County, Where Hole in the Mountain Peak Is Located
Fourth-largest county by area in the contiguous United States. It is one of only 10 counties in the U.S. with more than 10,000 square miles (25,900 km2) of area.