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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)
1.Crumbly Spire13,280South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada
2.Headwaters Hill11,862Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,640ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies
4.Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9960ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast9840Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada
7.Chiricahua Peak9759YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
8.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide9070Great BasinSanta AnaSalton SeaCentral and Southern California Ranges
9.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges
10.Oregon Buttes8558Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies
11.South Great Divide Basin Peak8520Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains
12.Triple Divide Peak8020MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains
13.Miller Mountain7513KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range
14.Desert Ridge6995KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range
15.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
16.North Skylight Ridge6300EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges
17.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
18.Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range
19.Sproats Meadow Northwest5720Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges
20.Mud Lake East5220Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges
21.Little Tejon4800Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges
22.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4750BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains
23.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4485BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains
24.Mount Field4360SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
24.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4360JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4320SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
27.Young Lick Knob3840SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3760Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3560SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
30.Salmon Mountain3425St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
31.Border Monument 441 Peak3360St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians
32.Styles Peak-North Peak3307St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
33.Long Mountain3240AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
34.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2860JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges
34.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2860PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
36.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2820RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
37.Woodchuck Hill2700DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus
38.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2680DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus
39.Potter County Triple Divide Point2540St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
40.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2400Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains
41.Guadalupe Benchmark2383GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains
42.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2126HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
43.Border Monument 318 Peak1940St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians
44.Three Way Watershed Marker1740MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area
45.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1700RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains
46.South Crow Hill1660St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
47.Lula Triple Divide1360SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast
48.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1260BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains
49.Kernersville Triple Divide1020Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast
50.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide710SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains
51.Choctaw Lookout Tower680MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast
52.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide650NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast
53.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide640JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast
54.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide480AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.

 


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