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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

Showing Gordon MacLeod's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 54, or 5.56%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide9070Great BasinSanta AnaSalton SeaCentral and Southern California Ranges1962-09-29
2.Crumbly Spire13,260South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada1980-07-27
3.Chiricahua Peak9759YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges1989-09-28
 Headwaters Hill11,862Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains 
 Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,620ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
 Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9940ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
 Winnemucca Lake Southeast9820Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada 
 Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
 Oregon Buttes8558Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
 South Great Divide Basin Peak8500Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains 
 Triple Divide Peak8020MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains 
 Miller Mountain7513KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range 
 Desert Ridge6995KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range 
 Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
 Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 North Skylight Ridge6267EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
 Sproats Meadow Northwest5710Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges 
 Mud Lake East5215Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
 Little Tejon4780Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
 Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4745BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4482BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4340JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges 
 Mount Field4340SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Mount Field-Northwest Summit4300SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Young Lick Knob3820SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3740Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3540SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Salmon Mountain3412St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 441 Peak3350St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Styles Peak-North Peak3297St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Long Mountain3220AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2850JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges 
 Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2850PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2810RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Woodchuck Hill2690DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2670DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Potter County Triple Divide Point2530St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2390Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
 Guadalupe Benchmark2383GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
 Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2116HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 318 Peak1930St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Three Way Watershed Marker1735MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
 Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1690RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
 South Crow Hill1650St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Lula Triple Divide1350SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1255BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Kernersville Triple Divide1015Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide705SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Choctaw Lookout Tower670MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide645NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide635JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 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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