Eagle Mountains

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The Eagle Mountains are located in northeastern Riverside County, California, U.S.


The range lies to the north of Interstate 10 off Riverside County Route R2 and west— and southwest of the Coxcomb Mountains. They are the location of Eagle Mountain, the Kaiser Steel Eagle Mountain iron mine's ghost town, and one of the largest open pit iron ore mines, now closed, in the country.

The Eagle Mountains lie partly within eastern Joshua Tree National Park. The mountains reach an elevation of 1,631-meter (5,351 ft) inside the park, at the western end of the range near Cottonwood Pass.

They are in the Colorado Desert region of the Sonoran Desert, approaching the transition to the higher Mojave Desert at coordinates 33°51′02″N 115°33′22″W / 33.85056°N 115.55611°W / 33.85056; -115.55611Coordinates: 33°51′02″N 115°33′22″W / 33.85056°N 115.55611°W / 33.85056; -115.55611.[1]

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