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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
(Opt)
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 Spire13,280South 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 Slope11,640ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges 
 Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9960ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains 
 Winnemucca Lake Southeast9840Great 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 Peak8520Great 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 
 North Skylight Ridge6300EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
 Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range 
 Sproats Meadow Northwest5720Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges 
 Mud Lake East5220Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges 
 Little Tejon4800Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges 
 Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4750BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4485BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains 
 Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4360JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges 
 Mount Field4360SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Mount Field-Northwest Summit4320SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Young Lick Knob3840SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3760Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3560SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Salmon Mountain3425St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 441 Peak3360St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Styles Peak-North Peak3307St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Long Mountain3240AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2860JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges 
 Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2860PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2820RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains 
 Woodchuck Hill2700DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2680DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus 
 Potter County Triple Divide Point2540St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2400Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains 
 Guadalupe Benchmark2383GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains 
 Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2126HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Border Monument 318 Peak1940St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians 
 Three Way Watershed Marker1740MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area 
 Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1700RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains 
 South Crow Hill1660St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus 
 Lula Triple Divide1360SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1260BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Kernersville Triple Divide1020Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide710SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains 
 Choctaw Lookout Tower680MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide650NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide640JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast 
 Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide480AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-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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