Chocolate Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBlack Butte (4504 ft/1373 m)
CountriesUnited States (93%), Mexico (7%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesCalifornia (93%), Baja California (7%), Arizona (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area4,649 sq mi / 12,042 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent84 mi / 135 km North-South
94 mi / 152 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 9' N; 115° 16' W
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Map of Chocolate 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 Chocolate Mountains.
Peninsular Southern California RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Santa Ana MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Diego Area RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Jacinto MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Joshua Tree RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Chocolate MountainsLevel 5
         Channel IslandsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Chocolate Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Black Butte45041373 
2.Pilot Mountain42161285 
3.Orocopia Mountains High Point38151163 
4.Chuckwalla Mountains High Point34461050 
6.Peak 30603060933 
7.Peak 30513051930 
8.Peak 29942994913 
9.Peak 29272927892 
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 Chocolate Mountains

Chuckwalla Mountains High Point
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Chuckwalla Mountains (1973-01-26). Photo by John Vitz.
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Thumb Peak
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Thumb Peak from the west (2016-12-10). Photo by Matthew Hengst.
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