|Fortification Hill |
( viewed from ~due west )
|Elevation||3,720 ft (1,134 m) NAVD 88 |
|Prominence||863 ft (263 m) |
FORTIFICATION HILL Latitude and Longitude:
|Location||Mohave County, Arizona, U.S.|
|Parent range||Black Mountains (Arizona)|
|Topo map||USGS Hoover Dam|
Fortification Hill is a prominence adjacent to Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area; it is located at the northwest terminus region of the Black Mountains (Arizona), and specifically the north region of the Black Mountains. It is near a southern section of Lake Mead, and just northeast of Hoover Dam. It can easily be seen eastward across Las Vegas Bay or from the two northern mountain terminuses of Eldorado Mountains ( Nevada), or the Black Mountains (Arizona).
The mountain prominence is plateau-like, or mesa-like with its highpoint at the southeast terminus, and sloping north and northwestwards toward Lake Mead. The prominence is 3,719 feet (1,134 m). 
The flat mountaintop, sloping northwards is composed of Tertiary basaltic lava flows. 
- Larger photo from the trailhead. Peakbagger.com.
- Geologic History of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. USGS.
- "Fortification Hill". SummitPost.org.
- "Fortification Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
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