Mount Lewis

Mount Lewis

Mount Lewis is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.933m (9,622ft) above the sea level, located in Lander County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Nevada.

The road to the summit, located in the Shoshone Range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. This is a drive up but even though it is wide enough and well graded enough, there are places where the drop off is a bit unnerving. Ten miles of mountain road await you when you leave the flats and begin the grind up to the top as you gain well over 4000 feet of elevation. So make sure your brakes and tires are in good shape if you elect to drive this. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. It is a very rugged, impressive, beautiful desert mountain. An FAA Long Range Air Route Surveillance Radar station is located just west of the summit.
Pic: By Famartin [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

 

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