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Black Rock Desert Area

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointDuffer Peak (9428 ft/2874 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada
Area4,677 sq mi / 12,114 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent119 mi / 192 km North-South
92 mi / 148 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 8' N; 119° 2' W
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Map of Black Rock Desert 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 Black Rock Desert Area.
Northwest Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         South-Central Oregon RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Modoc-Lassen PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Warner MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuges AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black Rock Desert AreaLevel 5
                 Granite RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hog Ranch MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Calico MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Black Rock RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Pine Forest RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Jackson MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Selenite RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sheepshead MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hannan RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Kamma MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         Steens Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Trout Creek AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pyramid Lake AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northwest Humboldt River AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Reno-Truckee AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Black Rock Desert Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Duffer Peak94282874Pine Forest Range
2.Jackson Mountains High Point90952772Jackson Mountains
3.Granite Peak89802737Granite Range
4.King Lear Peak89232720Jackson Mountains
5.Stewart Benchmark87982682Black Rock Range
6.Peak 875987592670Pine Forest Range
7.Stewart Benchmark West87302661Black Rock Range
8.Peak 868786872648Black Rock Range
9.Big Mountain85942619Black Rock Range
10.Peak 854485442604Granite Range
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 NameftmRange6
1.Duffer Peak94282874Pine Forest Range
2.Jackson Mountains High Point90952772Jackson Mountains
3.Granite Peak89802737Granite Range
4.Stewart Benchmark87982682Black Rock Range
5.Donnelly Peak85332601Calico Mountains
6.Kumiva Peak8220+2505+Selenite Range
7.Hog Ranch Mountain76712338Hog Ranch Mountains
8.Hannan Range High Point6988+2130+Hannan Range
9.Sheephead Mountains High Point65882008Sheepshead Mountains
10.Rosebud Peak64961980Kamma Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Black Rock Desert Area

Duffer Peak
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Looking SE from Onion Reservoir at Duffer Peak on left with snowfield below. Onion Reservoir campground is on the opposite shore at right (2012-06-02). Photo by Caleb Morris.
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Jackson Mountains High Point
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Mining scars below the highpoint of the Jackson Mountains, Nevada (2009-05-16). Photo by Ken Jones.
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King Lear Peak
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King Lear Peak from Trout Creek Road (2009-05-15). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Kumiva Peak
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Kumiva Peak as seen from the west (2014-08-25). Photo by Dean Molen.
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Hannan Range High Point
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Rocks on the Hannan Range in May (2011-05-20). Photo by Ken Jones.
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