Nevada, United States
Thomas Peak, the second highest named peak in the Ruby Mountains and Elko County, is located in the northeast portion of the state of Nevada in the western United States. One of the most voluminous mountains in the range, its base makes up most of the east wall of Thomas Canyon, as well as the long curved section of upper Lamoille Canyon. The peak is located about 24 miles southeast of the community of Elko.
Thomas Peak and the adjacent canyon and campground is named after Raymond Thomas, a teacher at Elko High School, who led a group of hikers into the canyon in October 1916.
Caught in an early snowstorm, he died while assisting his party until rescuers could arrive.