Bare Mountain Range (Nevada)

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Bare Mountain Range
Bare mountain, nevada.jpg
Bare Mountain as seen from the Bullfrog Hills west of Beatty
Highest point
Peak Bare Mountain
Elevation 6,273 ft (1,912 m)
Length 9 mi (14 km) NW x SE
Width 5 mi (8.0 km)
Bare Mountain Range (Nevada) is located in Nevada
Bare Mountain Range (Nevada)
Bare Mountain in Nevada[1]
Country United States
State Nevada
Region Amargosa Desert
District Nye County, Nevada
Municipality Beatty
Range coordinates 36°50′33.813″N 116°40′27.205″W / 36.84272583°N 116.67422361°W / 36.84272583; -116.67422361Coordinates: 36°50′33.813″N 116°40′27.205″W / 36.84272583°N 116.67422361°W / 36.84272583; -116.67422361
Borders on Bullfrog Hills-NW
Yucca Mountain-E
Amargosa Valley-S & SE
Rivers Amargosa River
Topo map USGS Carrara Canyon

The Bare Mountain Range is a mountain range in southern Nye County, Nevada, in the United States. Bare Mountain and Wildcat Peak are the high points of the range.[1]

Range summary[edit]

The Bare Mountain Range is a short range, about 9 miles (14 km) long, trending northwest by southeast. The north end of the range borders Beatty on the Amargosa River. The Bullfrog Hills lie to the northwest of Beatty. Yucca Mountain lies about nine miles to the east across Crater Flat. The range borders the central and northeast Amargosa Desert, which also trends northwest by southeast. U.S. Route 95 runs in the Amargosa Valley along the south edge of the range and turns at Beatty to continue north through Oasis Valley.[2]

The highest peak of the range is Bare Mountain,[3] of the same name, at 6,273 feet (1,912 m). In the southeast of the range, Wildcat Peak rises to 5,052 feet (1,540 m)

Bare Mountain Range was descriptively named for the bare summits.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bare Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Beatty, Nevada–California, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1986
  3. ^ Bare Mountain Range,
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 54. 

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