Gunsight Notch Peak via Juniper Canyon Scramble

HARD 3 reviews

Gunsight Notch Peak via Juniper Canyon Scramble is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blue Diamond, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and birding.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2322 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

rock climbing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.