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Spruce Mountain

Spruce Mountain, Nevada, USA

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About Spruce Mountain

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.



Attractions near Spruce Mountain

Hole in the Mountain Peak51.03km from Spruce Mountain

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).

Ruby Dome55.71km from Spruce Mountain

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).

Lamoille Canyon57.21km from Spruce Mountain

Largest valley in the Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) in length, it was extensively sculpted by glaciers in previous ice ages.

Angel Lake57.26km from Spruce Mountain

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.

Pilot Peak81.47km from Spruce Mountain

Named for its use as an easily recognized landmark, it is the highest point in the Pilot Range. 4th highest peak in Nevada.

Where is Spruce Mountain

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Elko County8 attractions

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.