Desert Lights: Nevada FKT Routes

by | Apr 21, 2023 | Routes

Ah, Nevada. Beyond the dazzling lights of Las Vegas are beautiful mountains and slabs of rock to be explored. Many of the state’s FKT routes include climbing and mountaineering, offering incredible opportunities to move fast. Thirty of the 47 posted routes and variations don’t have a women’s time listed (63.8%).

In 2022, six of the 17 FKTs were set by women (35.3%), and one was a mixed effort (5.9%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Kraft Mountain Red Rocks NCA 2946Yes28m 57s
New Peak Red Rock NCA 2.51201No
Jobs Peak from Carson Valley (CA NV)3.65,940Yes4h 58m 43s
Wheeler Peak: Ascent4.22,800Yes1h 24m45s
Rainbow Mountain Red Rock Canyon NCA: Any Route 4.52,800No
Turtlehead Peak Red Rock Canyon NCA4.52,040Yes58m 50s
Ruby Dome 4.74,865No
Romanian Rib Red Rock Canyon NCA 5.21634No
Mescalito Red Rock Canyon: Direct TH-TH 5.41,779No
Star Peak 5.63750Yes2h 25m41s
Hidden Canyon Loop Red Rocks Canyon NCA 62,425No
Gass Peak 6.22,218No
Mescalito Red Rock Canyon: Cat In The Hat TH 71,779No
Frenchman Mtn 7.42162Yes52m 35s
Rainbow Mountain Red Rock Canyon NCA: Solar Slab 7.42,800No
Rainbow Cirque Red Rocks NCA 7.64,500No
Calico Ridge Traverse 7.83000Yes4h 5m 56s
Peavine Peak 7.92,761Yes1h 17m45s
Mt Wilson Red Rock Canyon NCA: Oak Creek8.53,770No
Summerlin Peak Mt Woody Gottlieb Peak 8.63698No
Wheeler Peak: Up & Down92,800Yes2h 21m58s
Mt Wilson Red Rock Canyon NCA: First Creek Canyon 9.23,770No
Triple Rainbow Loop 9.43,700No
Griffith Peak 103527Yes1h 52m27s
Mount Rose: Up & Down 10.42,200Yes1h 40m59s
Mount Rose: Ascent 10.42,200Yes56m 16s
Grand Circle Red Rock Canyon NCA 11.11,570No
Bridge Mountain Red Rock NCA: NE Arete TH - TH11.64100No
Bridge Mountain Red Rock NCA: Up & Down 14.34406Yes5h 0m 47s
Charleston Peak Loop 17.64,700No
Reno to Rose 226,900Yes5h 59m44s
8 Petals of Mt Rose 22.56,558No
Mount Rose: Tahoe-Rose-Tahoe 29.65233No
Big Bonanza Trail29.86,566No
Great Basin NP Traverse 3213,000No
White Mountains Range Traverse (CA NV)3213,000No
Red Rock Quad Red Rocks NCA 32.5No
Ruby Crest Trail: One Way 369,100Yes9h 37m37s
Rim to Reno Trail 41.27454No
40 Mile Desert 45.9900Yes15h 48m42s
White Mountains Range Traverse (CA NV): + Black Canyon5610100No
Ruby Crest Trail: Out & Back 71.918192No
Mojave Road (CA NV)1358,300Yes4d 2h12m 11s
Wheeler Peak to Wheeler Peak70040,000No
Sierra Peak Section (SPS) (CA NV)1,890784910No
Desert Trail (CA NV OR WA)2,000No
American Discovery Trail thru NV6,800No

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