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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Lanny Wexler's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 53, or 3.77%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Crumbly Spire13,260South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
2.Headwaters Hill11,862Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains 
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,620ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
4.Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9940ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast9820Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
7.Chiricahua Peak9759YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
8.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
9.Oregon Buttes8558Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
10.South Great Divide Basin Peak8500Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains 
11.Triple Divide Peak8020MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains 
12.Miller Mountain7513KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range 
13.Desert Ridge6995KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range 
14.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
15.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1974-07-06
16.North Skylight Ridge6267EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
17.Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
18.Sproats Meadow Northwest5710Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges 
19.Mud Lake East5215Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
20.Little Tejon4780Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
21.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4745BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
22.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4482BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
23.Mount Field4340SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians1993-09-04
23.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4340JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges 
25.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4300SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
26.Young Lick Knob3820SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
27.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3740Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
28.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3540SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
29.Salmon Mountain3412St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
30.Border Monument 441 Peak3350St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
31.Styles Peak-North Peak3297St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
32.Long Mountain3220AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
33.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2850JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges 
33.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2850PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
35.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2810RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
36.Woodchuck Hill2690DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
37.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2670DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
38.Potter County Triple Divide Point2530St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
39.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2390Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
40.Guadalupe Benchmark2383GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
41.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2116HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
42.Border Monument 318 Peak1930St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
43.Three Way Watershed Marker1735MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
44.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1690RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
45.South Crow Hill1650St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
46.Lula Triple Divide1350SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
47.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1255BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
48.Kernersville Triple Divide1015Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
49.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide705SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
50.Choctaw Lookout Tower670MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
51.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide645NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
52.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide635JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
53.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide475AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.


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