Southeast end of Bristol Mountains as seen from Amboy Crater. The town of Amboy can be seen on the right side of the image
|Elevation||1,030 m (3,380 ft)|
|District||San Bernardino County|
|Topo map||USGS East of Broadwell Lake|
The Bristol Mountains are found in the Mojave Desert of California, USA, just west of Mojave National Preserve. The range, which reaches an elevation of 3,874 feet (1,181 m), is located in San Bernardino County, and crosses Interstate 40 between Ludlow and the Granite Mountains. At the southern end of the range lies the town of Amboy, the Amboy Crater, and Bristol Dry Lake.
Bristol Mountains Wilderness Area
Project Carryall, proposed in 1963 by the Atomic Energy Commission, the California Division of Highways (now Caltrans), and the Santa Fe Railway, would have used 22 nuclear explosions to excavate a massive roadcut through the Bristol Mountains in the Mojave Desert, to accommodate construction of Interstate 40 and a new rail line. This project would have been part of Operation Plowshare if not for public opposition.
- Cady Mountains
- Category: Mountain ranges of the Mojave Desert
- Category: Protected areas of the Mojave Desert
- Official Bristol Mountains Wilderness Area website
- Official Kelso Dunes Wilderness Area website
- BLM Bristol Mountains Wilderness Area Map
- Bristol Mountains Wilderness photographs
- BLM Kelso Dunes Wilderness Area Map
- Kelso Dunes Wilderness photographs
- "Bristol Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- http://www.blm.gov/ca/pa/wilderness/wa/areas/bristol_mountains.html . accessed 6/20/2010
- http://www.blm.gov/ca/pa/wilderness/wa/areas/kelso_dunes.html . accessed 6/20/2010