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South Great Basin Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointCharleston Peak (11,916 ft/3632 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada (93%), Arizona (3%), California (3%), Utah (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area22,621 sq mi / 58,588 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent185 mi / 298 km North-South
210 mi / 338 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 58' N; 115° 30' W
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Map of South Great Basin Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 South Great Basin Ranges.
Great Basin RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwest Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         North Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West Central Nevada RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East Central Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         East Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South Great Basin RangesLevel 4
                 West Nellis RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Kawich-Belted-Reveille RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 East Nellis RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northwest Lincoln County RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Sheep RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Lincoln County RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southeast Death Valley RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Spring MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Las Vegas RangesLevel 5 (Child)
         Mojave Desert RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South Great Basin Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Charleston Peak11,9163632Spring Mountains
2.Mummy Mountain11,5293514Spring Mountains
3.Lee Peak11,2893441Spring Mountains
4.Griffith Peak11,0603371Spring Mountains
5.Peak 327710,7513277Spring Mountains
6.McFarland Peak10,7453275Spring Mountains
7.Bonanza Peak10,3973169Spring Mountains
8.Fletcher Peak10,236+3120+Spring Mountains
9.South Sister10,197+3108+Spring Mountains
10.North Sister10,0433061Spring Mountains
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 NameftmRange5
1.Charleston Peak11,9163632Spring Mountains
2.Hayford Peak99123021Sheep Range
3.Kawich Peak94012865Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges
4.Bald Mountain93482849East Nellis Ranges
5.Worthington Peak89682733Northwest Lincoln County Ranges
6.Stonewall Mountain83182535West Nellis Ranges
7.Virgin Peak8071+2460+Eastern Lincoln County Ranges
8.Peak 729772972224Las Vegas Ranges
9.Nopah Range High Point63941949Southeast Death Valley Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the South Great Basin Ranges

Charleston Peak
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Mt. Charleston from top of Lee Canyon Route (2013-04-13). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Mummy Mountain
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Mummy Mountain from Lee Peak (2013-04-13). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Mount Bangs
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A path leads towards the typically scrubby summit of Nevada's Mount Bangs (2013-03-26). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Mormon Peak
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Mormon Mountains from Moapa Peak Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Rainbow Wall
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On the way up to Rainbow Wall Photo by James Morehouse.
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Meiklejohn Peak
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Looking at the south side of Meiklejohn Peak from Bare Mountain (2014-04-24). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Pahrump Point
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Pahrump Point from a Desert Peaks Section (Sierra Club) camp in Chicago Valley (2010-12-04). Photo by Ron Bartell.
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Frenchman Mountain
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Frenchman Mountain (2014-04-08). Photo by Cyndy Schuessler.
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Sunrise Northeast
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These are the two false peaks that guard the approach to Frenchman Mountain. Looking back from Frenchman you see Sunrise Northeast as the sharper peak to the right that does not contain a radio antenae. (2009-11-19). Photo by William Musser.
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Eagle Mountain
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Eagle Mountain from North West Ridge (2014-02-08). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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