Desert Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCleaver Peak (6711 ft/2046 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area299 sq mi / 774 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent27 mi / 43 km North-South
29 mi / 47 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 9' N; 119° 1' W
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Map of Desert 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 Desert Mountains.
Reno-Truckee AreaLevel 5 (Parent)
         French Range AreaLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Hungry-Junction House RangesLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Curnow RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Pah Rah RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Truckee RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Virginia RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Hot Spring MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Dead Camel MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Desert MountainsLevel 6
         Terrill MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Desert Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Cleaver Peak67112046Desert Mountains
2.Peak 66406640+2024+Desert Mountains
3.Desert Peak64041952Desert Mountains
4.View Benchmark58521784Desert Mountains
5.Peak 538653861642Desert Mountains
6.Peak 510251021555Desert Mountains
7.Peak 15104954+1510+Desert Mountains
8.Peak 149348981493Desert Mountains
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 Desert Mountains

Cleaver Peak
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View towards Cleaver Peak (center) from the SW slope (2017-09-10). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Desert Peak
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Flat summit area of Desert Peak with benchmark (2020-03-27). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Peak 1510
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Peak 1510 viewed from the north (2019-12-31). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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