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West Great Basin Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointWhite Mountain Peak (14,246 ft/4342 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia (54%), Nevada (46%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area19,621 sq mi / 50,819 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent252 mi / 406 km North-South
198 mi / 319 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 28' N; 118° 0' W
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Map of West Great Basin Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 West Great Basin Ranges.
Great Basin RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwest Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         North Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West Central Nevada RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East Central Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West Great Basin RangesLevel 4
                 Pine Nut-Sweetwater RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Wassuk RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mono-Benton-Excelsior AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte CristoLevel 5 (Child)
                 White MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Esmeralda County RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Inyo MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Coso-Argus RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Panamint RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Amaragosa RangeLevel 5 (Child)
         South Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Mojave Desert RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the West Great Basin Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.White Mountain Peak14,2464342White Mountains
2.White Mountains Peak 1390813,9084239White Mountains
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,6154150White Mountains
4.Mount Dubois13,5594133White Mountains
5.The Jumpoff13,480+4109+White Mountains
6.Montgomery Peak13,4414097White Mountains
7.Boundary Peak13,1404005White Mountains
8.Mount Barcroft13,0403975White Mountains
9.East Headley Peak12,7513887White Mountains
10.Mount Hogue12,7513887White Mountains
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 NameftmRange5
1.White Mountain Peak14,2464342White Mountains
2.Mount Patterson11,6733558Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges
3.Mount Grant11,280+3438+Wassuk Range
4.Glass Mountain11,160+3402+Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area
5.Waucoba Mountain11,1233390Inyo Mountains
6.Telescope Peak11,0483367Panamint Range
7.Piper Peak94502880Esmeralda County Ranges
8.Pilot Peak91822799Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte Cristo
9.Maturango Peak88392694Coso-Argus Ranges
10.Grapevine Peak87382663Amaragosa Range



Photos of Peaks in the West Great Basin Ranges

White Mountain Peak
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Bicycles can be used to approach White Mountain Peak, a major California fourteener (2011-09-10).
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Montgomery Peak

From Boundary Peak in Nevada, craggy Mount Montgomery rises higher, just across the California border to the south (1989-06-10).
Boundary Peak

Boundary Peak in the White Mountains lives up to the name of its range as late as June in some years, although the snow is rarely very deep in the driest high mountains in the United States (1989-06-10).
Mount Barcroft
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Mount Barcroft as seen from the road leading to White Mountain summit. View looking south (2014-07-19). Photo by Dan Baxter.
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Mount Patterson
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Mount Patterson Summit (2014-07-08). Photo by Gretchen Nelson.
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South Sister
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South Sister as seen from Middle Sister East Ridge (2012-09-11). Photo by David Porter.
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Mount Grant
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A good road leads the summit pinnacle of Mount Grant, Nevada, accessible only when the Army opens the base to climbers (2011-09-11).
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Glass Mountain
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Glass Mountain as seen from the north peak (2014-06-07). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Waucoba Mountain
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Waucoba Mountain from the south ridge of Squaw Peak (2014-06-08). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Telescope Peak
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Sunrise on Telescope Peak (2014-04-01). Photo by Josh Lingbloom.
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