Mount Chiliad in GTA V

One face of Mount Chiliad in the first GTA V trailer

Mount Chiliad is a large mountain in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V, named after the previous version, it could be based on Mount Diablo or Mount Whitney.


Located far to the north, in the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness, it serves as the tallest mountain in the game. Two small towns sit at its base. Grapeseed can be found to the southeast, and Paleto Bay to the northwest.

Points of Interest

At the base and peak is an aerial tramway station to facilitate travel. There is also a hiking trail running down the east side of the mountain.

At the peak of the mountain is a small wooden observation deck. Two stationary telescopes can be found on the deck, which cost $1 each per use. From the summit, the player can view Grapeseed, Sandy Shores, the Alamo Sea, the Grand Senora Desert, and portions of the Los Santos skyline. In addition, two dirt bikes are parked at the peak of the mountain near the observation decks. There is also a derelict wooden ramp near the Gondola station that can be used to drive off the edge.

Inside the tramway station is a cryptic drawing on a wall that depicts what appears to be the mountain and various symbols. There appears to be two sealed doors leading to a tramway station room directly adjacent to the mysterious drawing. The meaning of this drawing is still unknown.

A parachute can be found on the tramway boarding platform. One letter scrap piece is located near the Gondola where the parachute is found.

The message "Come back when your story is complete" is written on the back of the observation deck. This is later revealed to be related to the hidden UFO sighting.

UFO sighting

Upon reaching 100% game completion and standing on the observation deck, a UFO with FIB markings will appear overhead. There are three conditions that must be met:

  • The player must have 100% game completion.
  • There must be a storm (not just rain). The weather cheat can be used to create a storm.
  • The time must be 03:00.

Once the UFO appears, it will stay there as long as the player is on the mountain peak.

Known Roads and Streets



  • Two rail signs at the top read "Old Man's Crack" and "Bell's End".
  • Bell's End is most likely a reference to the head of the penis as used in British slang.
  • Another possible reference to Bell's End is as a play on words per the Bell's End definition referring to UFO/Paranormal talk show host Art Bell on SiriusXM satellite radio (Dark Matter with Art Bell). Bell was the former primary radio talk show host of Coast to Coast AM.
  • Mount Chiliad is likely based on Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in Southern California) however it could also be based on Mount San Jacinto and/or Mount Shasta due to the many mysteries surrounding it - Per Wikipedia: "Mount Shasta has also been a focus for non-native American legends, centered on a hidden city of advanced beings from the lost continent of Lemuria. The legend grew from an offhand mention of Lemuria in the 1880s, to a description of a hidden Lemurian village in 1925. In 1931, Wisar Spenle Cerve wrote Lemuria: the lost continent of the Pacific, published by the Rosicrucians, about the hidden Lemurians of Mount Shasta that cemented the legend in many readers' minds.