Independence Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMcAfee Peak (10,438 ft/3182 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area908 sq mi / 2,353 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent73 mi / 117 km North-South
22 mi / 35 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 14' N; 116° 2' W
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Map of Independence 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 Independence Mountains.
North Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Owyhee MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Rosa MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North Central NevadaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Independence MountainsLevel 5
         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 Independence Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.McAfee Peak10,4383182 
2.Jacks Peak10,2083111 
3.Wheeler Mountain90542760 
4.Rocky Bluff8840+2694+ 
5.Lone Mountain87822677 
6.Nannies Peak87802676 
7.Summit Benchmark8360+2548+ 
8.Swales Mountain80682459 
9.Maggie Peak62721912 
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 Independence Mountains

McAfee Peak
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Looking south from McAfee Peak (2016-07-04). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Lone Mountain
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Lone Mountain as seen from our trailhead (2014-05-16). Photo by Dean Molen.
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