Kern River Canyon

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Kern River Canyon
View of Kern River Canyon from SR 178 (Kern Canyon Road).
Kern River Canyon from SR 178, near the canyon floor. Kern River is visible on the left.
Location Kern County, California
Floor elevation 800 to 2,400 feet (240 to 730 m)
Long-axis direction East/West
Long-axis length 20 miles (32 km)
Width 1 mile (1.6 km) at top
Depth 1,500 to 2,000 feet (460 to 610 m)
Geography
Coordinates 35°41′45″N 118°40′4″W / 35.69583°N 118.66778°W / 35.69583; -118.66778Coordinates: 35°41′45″N 118°40′4″W / 35.69583°N 118.66778°W / 35.69583; -118.66778
Traversed by State Route 178

Kern River Canyon is an canyon in Kern County, California. It is located east of Bakersfield, and connects the San Joaquin Valley with the Kern River Valley.[1] It is traversed by SR 178 (Kern Canyon Road).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Charles. An Intensive Study of the Water Resources of a Part of the Owens Valley, California. United States Geological Survey - United States Department of the Interior. Government Printing Office. 1912. Page 49.