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Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointGranite Chief (9006 ft/2745 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
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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Needle Peak
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Eastern aspect of Needle Peak as seen on way from Granite Chief (2015-07-16). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Tinker Knob
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Summit (2018-05-27). Photo by Jason Park.
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Twin Peaks
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SW aspect of Twin Peaks (2015-06-25). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Ellis Peak
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View from Ellis Peak (2014-10-10). Photo by Louise Wholey.
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Anderson Peak
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The business end of Anderson Peak, from the north. The south side is much more gentle (2020-10-13). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Ward Peak
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Ward Peak from Scott Peak across the valley. Several ski lifts are visible (2020-09-20). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Peak 8514
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One of the possible high points on the flat summit area of Peak 8514. Twin Peaks in the background (2020-09-19). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Stanford Rock
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The not-very-impressive high point of the peak near Stanford Rock. The rock itself is lower down and not visible from here (2019-09-01). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Mount Mildred
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Mt. Mildred (center) from the east (2019-11-02). Photo by Nate Burkett.
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