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Spirit Mountain
Avi Kwa' Ame
Spirit Mountain from west 1.jpg
View from the west
Highest point
Elevation 5,642 ft (1,720 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 2,879 ft (878 m)
Isolation 25.35 mi (40.80 km)
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Parent range Newberry Mountains
Topo map USGS Spirit Mountain
Spirit Mountain
Nearest city Laughlin, Nevada
NRHP reference No. 99001083
Added to NRHP September 8, 1999

Spirit Mountain, known as Avi Kwa' Ame in Mojave, is a mountain within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Laughlin, Nevada. It is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places as a sacred place to Native American tribes in Southern Nevada. Spirit Mountain is the highest point in the Spirit Mountain Wilderness and is the highest point in the Newberry Mountains with the summit peak at 5,639 feet (1,719 m).

Environmentalists in Nevada are seeking designation of a significant area to the west of the mountain as a national monument. The monument would be named after the peak as the mountain is visible from almost the entire area.


Spirit Mountain is the center of creation for all Yuman speakers.

The mountain, listed as a Traditional Cultural Property, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 1999.

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