Tikaboo Peak

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Tikaboo Peak
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Area 51 seen from Tikaboo Peak
Highest point
Elevation 7,915 ft (2,412 m)  NAVD 88 [1]
Prominence 925 ft (282 m) [2]
Coordinates 37°20′39″N115°21′32″W / 37.344267792°N 115.358864258°W / 37.344267792; -115.358864258 [1]
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Tikaboo Peak
Location in Nevada
Location Lincoln County, Nevada, U.S.
Topo map USGS Badger Spring
Easiest route Hike

Tikaboo Peak is the unofficial name for a mountain in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States 26 miles (42 km) to the east of Area 51. It is the closest publicly accessible vantage point with a view of the area. [3]

Tikaboo Peak is used because the government closed two closer vantage points to Area 51 — Freedom Ridge and White Sides — to public access in 1995, due to the number of people photographing or filming the base from these sites. [4]

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