Black Rock Range
|Black Rock Range|
Black Rock Point and the Black Rock Range
|Peak||Pahute Peak/Big Mountain|
|Elevation||8,566 ft (2,611 m)|
|Region||Black Rock Desert|
The Black Rock Range is a mountain range in northwestern Nevada. It is named for Black Rock Point, which is located at the southern end of the range. The Black Rock Range divides the Black Rock Desert into eastern and western arms. Pahute Peak, also known as Big Mountain, is the highest point in the range at 8,566 feet (2,611 m) above sea level.
The majority of the range is part of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. In addition two separate federally designated wilderness areas are part of the Black Rock Range. Those wilderness areas are Pahute Peak Wilderness and the North Black Rock Range Wilderness.
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- 41N-119W Confluence Point - 41 degrees north latitude and 119 degrees west longitude, located at the base of the Black Rock Range