Blue Canyon, California
|— Unincorporated community —|
|Elevation||4,695 ft (1,431 m)|
Blue Canyon (also, Blue Cañon) is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Blue Canyon is located 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Emigrant Gap. It lies at an elevation of 4695 feet (1431 m).
The Blue Canyon post office operated from 1867 to 1927. The Blue Cañon post office operated from 1936 to 1942 and from 1948 to 1964.
Blue Canyon receives more annual snowfall than any other community in the contiguous 48 U.S. states (unpopulated mountain peaks excluded).
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blue Canyon, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 452. ISBN 9781884995149.
- "Snowfall (Including Ice Pellets and Sleet) - Average Total in Inches". Comparative Climatic Data for the United States Through 2012. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: U.S. Dept. of Commerce. 2013.
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