Spirit Mountain (Nevada) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSpirit Mountain
|Avi Kwa' Ame|
View from the west
|Elevation||5,642 ft (1,720 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,879 ft (878 m)|
|Isolation||25.35 mi (40.80 km)|
|Parent range||Newberry Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS 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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