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Owyhee Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCinnabar Mountain (8403 ft/2561 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesIdaho (73%), Oregon (27%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area6,747 sq mi / 17,474 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent123 mi / 197 km North-South
107 mi / 172 km East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 55' N; 116° 39' W
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Map of Owyhee 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 Owyhee Mountains.
North Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Owyhee MountainsLevel 5
         Santa Rosa MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North Central NevadaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Independence MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Jarbidge MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Elko County RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northeast Nevada RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Albion RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northwest Salt Lake RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pilot RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Owyhee Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Cinnabar Mountain84032561 
2.Turntable Mountain81222476 
3.Quicksilver Mountain80822463 
4.War Eagle Mountain80512454 
5.South Mountain78012378 
6.North Fork Owyhee Wilderness High Point68072075 
7.Juniper Mountain6800+2073+ 
8.Squaw Butte67402054 
9.Mahogany Mountain65221988 
10.Rooster Comb Peak63361931 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Owyhee Mountains

Soldier Cap
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Soldier Cap from Wilson Peak (2016-01-09). Photo by Dan Krueger.
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Wilson Peak
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Wilson Peak (right) and Soldier Cap (left) (2016-01-09). Photo by Dan Krueger.
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Sinker Butte
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Sinker Butte from the north (2016-02-06). Photo by Dan Krueger.
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Guffey Butte
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Guffey Butte (false summit) from the north bank of the Snake River (2016-04-10). Photo by Dan Krueger.
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