Crystal Range

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Crystal Range
Crystal Range and Gilmore Lake from Mount Tallac.jpg
Crystal Range and Gilmore Lake from Mount Tallac
Highest point
PeakPyramid Peak
Elevation9,985 ft (3,043 m) [1]
Crystal Range is located in California
Crystal Range
location of Crystal Range in California
CountryUnited States
DistrictEl Dorado County
Range coordinates38°54′34.668″N 120°12′27.682″W / 38.90963000°N 120.20768944°W / 38.90963000; -120.20768944Coordinates: 38°54′34.668″N 120°12′27.682″W / 38.90963000°N 120.20768944°W / 38.90963000; -120.20768944[2]
Topo mapUSGS Rockbound Valley

The Crystal Range is a small chain of mountain peaks in the Desolation Wilderness in the U.S. state of California. It is a subrange of the Sierra Nevada. The highest and most southerly peak is Pyramid Peak at 9985 ft;[1] Mount Agassiz is next north at 9967 ft, with Mount Price (9975 ft) rounding out the southern group of peaks. Tells Peak is the northernmost named peak in the range.

It is southwest of Lake Tahoe and north of U.S. Route 50.

The southern Crystal Range seen from Desolation Valley near Lake Aloha

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  1. ^ a b "Pyramid". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2012-11-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Crystal Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)