Gunsight Notch Peak via Juniper Canyon Scramble

HARD 10 reviews

Gunsight Notch Peak via Juniper Canyon Scramble is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
2,280 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



rock climbing


wild flowers




2 months ago

Pretty cool trail used mainly by climbers for accessing routes on Rainbow & Browstone Walls (and descending). A lot of 2nd 3rd and a bit of 4th class scrambling. Cool chimneys and rock tunnels to climb though. Awesome way to spend the day if the rock is still to wet to climb. Didn't see a single other hiker almost the entire way.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Reattempt on 11 Mar but prevented from summit (350m approx) due to heavy snow in the slot of final approach. Not knowing the depth and sound of flowing water underneath forced us to camp on high point at base of Rainbow Wall...Pretty damn cool by itself. Sandstone has amazing grip here. Will compete this after the melt.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This was a fun but challenging hike. Its slightly off the major trails but is used by climbers going up Rainbow Mountain, Rainbow Wall, and Juniper Peak. The trails run along a wash full of very large boulders, along the edges of the mountains that contain heavy brush, and a long narrow channel as you near the top of the notch. The long narrow channel contains many scrambles, some of which you climb and crawl through gaps in the rocks to get up to a higher point. Several areas have ropes that aid in climbing difficult rock obstacles. The trail up to the top has footpaths that are not well defined. There are many cairns that keep you moving up in the right direction.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017