Black Pine Mountains

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Black Pine Mountains
A photo taken from the City of Rocks National Reserve with the Black Pine Mountains in the background and covered in snow
The snowcapped Black Pine Mountains in far background viewed from the City of Rocks National Reserve
Highest point
Peak Black Pine Mountains High Point
Elevation 9,389 ft (2,862 m)
Coordinates 42°08′19″N 113°07′32″W / 42.13866°N 113.125608°W / 42.13866; -113.125608Coordinates: 42°08′19″N 113°07′32″W / 42.13866°N 113.125608°W / 42.13866; -113.125608
Dimensions
Length 53 mi (85 km) N/S
Width 24 mi (39 km) E/W
Area 577 sq mi (1,490 km2)
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho

The Black Pine Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. states of Idaho (~65%) and Utah (~35%), spanning Cassia County, Idaho and reaching into Box Elder County, Utah.[1][2][3] The highest point in the range is known as Black Pine Mountains High Point, sometimes referred to as Black Peak, at 9,395 feet (2,864 m), and the range is a part of the Great Basin Divide and the Basin and Range Province.[4] In Idaho, the mountains are part of the Black Pine Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest.[5]

The Raft River Mountains are southwest of the range, while the Albion Mountains are to the west, and the Sublett Mountains are to the northeast. The northern slopes of the mountains are in the Snake River watershed, which is a tributary of the Columbia River, while the southern slopes drain to the Great Salt Lake. The town of Snowville, Utah is southeast of the mountains, and Malta, Idaho is to the northwest. Interstate 84 passes just to the east of the mountains.

Peaks[edit]

The peaks of the Black Pine Mountains[6]
Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
Black Pine Mountains High Point 9,389 ft
2862 m
4,069 ft
1240 m
21.1 mi
33.9 km
42°08′19″N 113°07′32″W / 42.13866°N 113.125608°W / 42.13866; -113.125608 (Black Pine Mountains High Point)
Black Pine Peak 9,386 ft
2861 m
186 ft
57 m
1.30 mi
2.09 km
42°07′13″N 113°07′13″W / 42.120274°N 113.12037°W / 42.120274; -113.12037 (Black Pine Peak)
Peak 8,376 8,376 ft
2553 m
396 ft
121 m
1.70 mi
2.74 km
42°06′50″N 113°05′19″W / 42.1139°N 113.0885°W / 42.1139; -113.0885 (Peak 8,376)
Gunnell Benchmark 8,300 ft
2530 m
1,160 ft
354 m
2.93 mi
4.72 km
42°04′42″N 113°07′38″W / 42.0782°N 113.1272°W / 42.0782; -113.1272 (Gunnell Benchmark)
Black Pine Cone 8,020 ft
2445 m
800 ft
244 m
2.66 mi
4.28 km
42°04′55″N 113°03′35″W / 42.0819°N 113.0597°W / 42.0819; -113.0597 (Black Pine Cone)
Peak 7,734 7,734 ft
2357 m
564 ft
172 m
4.75 mi
7.64 km
42°11′12″N 113°08′38″W / 42.1867°N 113.1440°W / 42.1867; -113.1440 (Peak 7,734)
Peak 7,620 7,620 ft
2323 m
400 ft
122 m
1.29 mi
2.07 km
42°05′49″N 113°04′28″W / 42.0970°N 113.0744°W / 42.0970; -113.0744 (Peak 7,620)
Peak 7,144 7,144 ft
2177 m
404 ft
123 m
2.68 mi
4.31 km
42°09′08″N 113°04′52″W / 42.1523°N 113.0812°W / 42.1523; -113.0812 (Peak 7,144)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Pine Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Black Pine Mountains". PeakBagger. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Black Peak and Black Pine Peak". Idaho Summits. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Black Pine Mountains High Point, Idaho". PeakBagger. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Sawtooth National Forest". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  6. ^ Staff. "Cassia County Summits". Lists of John. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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