Hays Canyon Range

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Hays Canyon Range
Hays Canyon Range is located in Nevada
Hays Canyon Range
Hays Canyon Range
Hays Canyon Range in Nevada
Highest point
PeakHays Canyon Peak
Elevation7920+ ft (2414+ m) [1]
Coordinates41°16′35″N 119°56′07″W / 41.276471°N 119.935416°W / 41.276471; -119.935416Coordinates: 41°16′35″N 119°56′07″W / 41.276471°N 119.935416°W / 41.276471; -119.935416
Length40 mi (64 km) N-S
Width10 mi (16 km)
CountryUnited States
RegionBlack Rock Desert region
(Great Basin)
DistrictWashoe County
SettlementCedarville, CA
Borders onSurprise Valley & Warner Mtns-W
Black Rock Desert-E
Buffalo Hills & Granite Range-SE
Middle Alkali Lake-W
Topo mapUSGS Hays Canyon

The Hays Canyon Range is a mountain range in northwest Washoe County, Nevada,[2] adjacent the California border. The Surprise Valley with its alkali lakes and the Warner Mountains lie to the west.


The Hays Canyon Range is a mostly linear, north-south trending range, variable in width, about 40 mi long. The range overlooks the linear Surprise Valley to the west; high elevation dry lakes, above 5500 ft lie to the northeast. Crooks Lake lies in the north of the lower elevation section of the range.

The highpoint of the range is Hays Canyon Peak, 7,916 feet (2,413 m)[3] at the extreme south of the range. Other peaks from north to south are:

Fortynine Mountain, 7,462 feet (2,274 m)
Big Hat Mountain, 6,854 feet (2,089 m)
Drag Road Canyon–Button Brush Flat
The Craters
Little Hat Mountain, 7,166 feet (2,184 m)
Divine Peak, 7,462 feet (2,274 m) (in east)
Hays Canyon Peak, 7,916 feet (2,413 m) (west of center)
Pegleg Canyon
Red Mountain, 6,974 feet (2,126 m)


  1. ^ "Hays Canyon Peak, Nevada". Peakbagger.com.
  2. ^ "Hays Canyon Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, c. 2010, p. 18-19.

External links[edit]

Hays Canyon Peak