Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointGranite Chief (9006 ft/2745 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area1,738 sq mi / 4,501 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent55 mi / 88 km North-South
86 mi / 139 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 57' N; 120° 34' W
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Map of Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area
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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 Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area.
Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe AreaLevel 5
         Desolation-Crystal RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Carson RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mokelumne Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Carson-Iceberg AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Emigrant Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Granite Chief90062745 
2.Needle Peak89712734 
3.Tinker Knob89492728 
4.Lyon Peak88912710 
5.Squaw Peak88852708 
6.Twin Peaks88782706 
7.Emigrant Peak88002682 
8.Peak 876187612670 
9.Ellis Peak87402664 
10.Anderson Peak86832647 
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 Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area

Granite Chief
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View of Needle Lake and Granite Chief with Lake Tahoe and the Carson Range in the background. Seen from the summit of Needle Peak (2012-07-12). Photo by David Porter.
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Snow Mountain
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Pristine snow traverse on the way to magnificent Snow Mountain. The highpoint is on the left (duh) (2016-03-18). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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