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Southern Blue Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointRock Creek Butte (9106 ft/2776 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesOregon
Area10,472 sq mi / 27,123 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent109 mi / 175 km North-South
176 mi / 283 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 9' N; 118° 51' W
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Map of Southern Blue Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Southern Blue Mountains.
Blue MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Blue MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Blue MountainsLevel 5
                 Elkhorn CrestLevel 6 (Child)
         Southeast Blue MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Southern Blue Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Rock Creek Butte91062776Elkhorn Crest
2.Elkhorn Peak89312722Elkhorn Crest
3.Red Mountain89282721Elkhorn Crest
4.Cougar Pond Southwest8920+2719+Elkhorn Crest
5.Twin Mountain88972712Elkhorn Crest
6.Cougar Pond Southeast88782706Elkhorn Crest
7.Van Patten Butte87292661Elkhorn Crest
8.Angell Peak86462635Elkhorn Crest
9.Lees Peak86262629Elkhorn Crest
10.Mount Ruth86002621Elkhorn Crest
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Rock Creek Butte91062776Elkhorn Crest



Photos of Peaks in the Southern Blue Mountains

Lees Peak
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Lees Peak E from The Lakes Lookout with Gunsight Peak on left (2013-08-14). Photo by Steve Fountain.
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Gunsight Mountain
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Gunsight Mountain across Anthony Lake (2013-08-14). Photo by Steve Fountain.
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