Desert Mountains

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Desert Mountains
Desert Mountains is located in Nevada
Desert Mountains
Location of Desert Mountains in Nevada [1]
Highest point
Elevation 1,711 m (5,614 ft)
Country United States
State Nevada
District Lyon County
Range coordinates 39°11′57″N 118°56′41″W / 39.1991°N 118.9446°W / 39.1991; -118.9446Coordinates: 39°11′57″N 118°56′41″W / 39.1991°N 118.9446°W / 39.1991; -118.9446
Topo map USGS Wild Horse Basin

The Desert Mountains are a mountain range located in west-central Nevada south of the Lahontan Reservoir and north of the town of Yerington. The range includes Cleaver Peak, at 6,711 feet (2,046 m) above sea level. The range is found in Lyon and Churchill Counties. Desert Peak, at 6,404 feet (1,952 m) in elevation, is located in the eastern part of the chain.


  • Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, 2001, pg. 43