Seen from the north, in Death Valley
|Elevation||1,872.7 m (6,144 ft)|
|District||San Bernardino County|
|Topo map||USGS Sheep Creek Spring|
The name "Avawatz" is derived from the Mohave Indian term "Avi-Ahwat", or "red rock". An alternative theory holds that the name comes from the Southern Paiute word iva-wätz, meaning "white mountain sheep."
Part of the Avawatz Mountain range lies in the National Training Center, which is part of the Fort Irwin Military Reservation, and is closed to the public.
The Avawatz Mountains reach an elevation of 1,872.7 meters (6,144 ft).
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Avawatz Mountains
- Vredenburgh, Larry M., 1988, Geology and mineral resources of the Avawatz Mountains Resource Area in Jennifer L. Gregory and E. Joan Baldwin, Geology of the Death Valley Region, Annual field trip guide book Number 16 (Santa Ana: South Coast Geological Society) p. 304 - 344.
- California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. 1960. p. 17. GGKEY:403N5Z6QERG. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
- California Road and Recreation Atlas, 2005, pg 96