Potosi Mountain South
Located in the Spring Mountains of Clark County, in Nevada, Potosi Mountain South is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.491m (8,172ft) above the sea level.
The road to the summit is extreme. It’s gravel and very narrow. Only 4x4. It’s very steep, about a 25-30% road gradient. At the summit there are some communication towers. To that end, a road was constructed from the south to allow service vehicles to rumble to the top. A number of mines exist on the slopes of the mountain. One such mine is the famous Potosi Mine. There are a number of small shelter caves on the mountain.
There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory and fully charged batteries! The summit dominates the Las Vegas skyline and the views are tremendous. The road to the summit is called Forest Road 509 (Potosi Mountain Road).
Pic&video: Roy Myers