Meadow Valley Mountains

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Meadow Valley Mountains
Meadow valley range Wilderness.jpg
Sunflower Mountain in the Meadow Valley Mountains
Highest point
Peak Unnamed peak
Elevation 1,759 m (5,771 ft)
Coordinates 37°01′53″N 114°47′35″W / 37.03139°N 114.79306°W / 37.03139; -114.79306
Geography
Meadow Valley Mountains is located in Nevada
Meadow Valley Mountains
location of Meadow Valley Mountains in Nevada [1]
Country United States
State Nevada
District Lincoln County
Range coordinates 37°04′37″N 114°43′24″W / 37.0769°N 114.7233°W / 37.0769; -114.7233Coordinates: 37°04′37″N 114°43′24″W / 37.0769°N 114.7233°W / 37.0769; -114.7233
Topo map USGS Sunflower Mountain

The Meadow Valley Mountains is a mountain range in Lincoln and Clark counties in southern Nevada.[1] The range is a narrow north to northeast trending ridgeline with a length of about 40 miles (64 km). The Clover Mountains lie to the north, Meadow Valley Wash and the Mormon Mountains to the east, the Moapa Valley to the southeast, Arrow Canyon Range to the south, Coyote Springs Valley to the southwest and the Kane Springs Valley and Delamar Mountains to the west and northwest.[2][3]

The bulk of the range lies within the Meadow Valley Range Wilderness Area which consists of three major landforms: the long ridgeline of the Meadow Valley Mountains, a large bajada beginning high on the main ridge sloping easterly towards Meadow Valley Wash, and finally the Bunker Hills five miles from the southern section of the central bajada. Conical Sunflower Mountain (elevation 5,022 feet (1,531 m)[4]) sits astride the main ridgeline.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meadow Valley Mountains". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Clover Mts., Nevada–Utah, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1978
  3. ^ Overton, Nevada–Arizona, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1987
  4. ^ Sunflower Mtn., Nevada, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1969
  5. ^ Meadow Valley Range Wilderness Area at BLM Nevada. This article incorporates public domain text from this US Government website.

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