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Mojave Desert Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointClark Mountain (7907+ ft/2410+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia (91%), Nevada (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area22,801 sq mi / 59,055 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent191 mi / 307 km North-South
253 mi / 407 km East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 46' N; 116° 21' W
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Map of Mojave Desert 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 Mojave Desert 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 (Sibling)
         South Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Mojave Desert RangesLevel 4
                 Northwest Mojave RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Kingston RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 McCullough RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 New York MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eldorado-Newberry MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Mojave RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Mojave RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southeast Mojave RangesLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Mojave Desert Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Clark Mountain7907+2410+Clark Range-Ivanpah Mountains
2.New York Mountains High Point75332296New York Mountains
3.Kingston Peak73362236Kingston Range
4.Edgar Peak71622183Central Mojave Ranges
5.Kingston Benchmark71462178Kingston Range
6.Mitchell Point70472148Central Mojave Ranges
7.McCullough Mountain70262142McCullough Range
8.Fountain Peak69882130Central Mojave Ranges
9.Granite Mountain67622061Central Mojave Ranges
10.Granite Mountain Benchmark67392054Central Mojave Ranges
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.Clark Mountain7907+2410+Clark Range-Ivanpah Mountains
2.New York Mountains High Point75332296New York Mountains
3.Kingston Peak73362236Kingston Range
4.Edgar Peak71622183Central Mojave Ranges
5.McCullough Mountain70262142McCullough Range
6.Ord Mountain63091923Southern Mojave Ranges
7.Avawatz Peak61551876Northwest Mojave Ranges
8.Spirit Mountain56391719Eldorado-Newberry Mountains
9.Old Woman Mountain53251623Southeast Mojave Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Mojave Desert Ranges

Clark Mountain
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Looking north at Clark Mountain from the summit of the Mescal Range (2010-04-29). Photo by Richard Carey.
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New York Mountains High Point
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It is a bit of a scramble up the rock pile at the summit of the New York Mountains (2008-03-25). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Rodman Mountains High Point
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Kiwi the Dog relaxes at the Rodman Mountains Highpoint (2014-04-05). Photo by Kiwi The Dog.
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Spirit Mountain
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Spirit Mtn as seen from the south (2012-02-11). Photo by James Barlow.
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Newberry Mountains High Point
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I parked here near but not directly at the nearby corral/ranch seen in this photo (2014-03-06). Photo by Dan Baxter.
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Spectre Peak
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Spectre Peak from Aqua BM (2012-03-18). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Saddleback Butte
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Looking west from the summit (2012-11-18). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Red Mountain
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On top of Red Mountain looking towards Las Vegas from the start of the DH mountain bike trail (2014-01-22). Photo by Max Rees.
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Mopah Point
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Mopah Point from the northeast (2013-01-20). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Big Maria Mountains High Point
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Big Maria Mountain from False Maria (2013-02-24). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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