Boiling Point, California

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Boiling Point
Boiling Point is located in California
Boiling Point
Boiling Point
Location within the State of California
Coordinates: 34°31′20″N 118°15′44″W / 34.52222°N 118.26222°W / 34.52222; -118.26222Coordinates: 34°31′20″N 118°15′44″W / 34.52222°N 118.26222°W / 34.52222; -118.26222
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
964 m (3,163 ft)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1660355[1]

The “Boiling Point” was a section of road along Sierra Highway located in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert, in northern Los Angeles County, California. It was so named because the steep grade there caused car radiators to overheat. [2] The Boiling Point Garage, owned by Tex Miller and his wife, and the Boiling Point Café were located there.

The grade is located along the Sierra Highway, 12 mi (19 km), west of Palmdale.

Ritter Ranch Park, a multi-purpose recreational area, is located north of the settlement along Boiling Point Road.[3]


  1. ^ "Boiling Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "September 26, 1944"
  3. ^ "Ritter Ranch". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved February 1, 2016.