Hot Creek Range
|Hot Creek Range|
Sixmile Canyon in the Hot Creek Range, looking south from Mahogany Peak
|Elevation||3,123 m (10,246 ft)|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Jefferson 30x60, Warm Springs 30x60|
The Hot Creek Range is a volcanic mountain range in Nye County, in central Nevada in the western United States. From the historic community of Warm Springs, the range runs north-northeast for approximately 43 miles (69 km).
To the west are Stone Cabin Valley, Little Fish Lake Valley, and the large Monitor Range. To the east are Hot Creek Valley, Big Sand Springs Valley, and the Lunar Craters Volcanic Field. Further east lies the large Railroad Valley, and the Grant and Quinn Canyon Ranges. Highway 6 passes south of the range at 6293-foot (1918 m) Warm Springs Summit. To the north, the range almost merges with the smaller Antelope and Park Ranges.
The northern section of the Hot Creek Range has two distinct crests. The eastern crest rises to Morey Peak (10,246 feet, 3123 m), the highest point of the range. Nearby is the historic silver mining district of Morey. The western crest, across Sixmile Canyon, includes Mahogany Peak (9825 feet, 2995 m), Hot Creek Canyon, and the rugged Fandango Wilderness Study Area.
- Mount Jefferson, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quad, USGS, 1987
- Warm Springs, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quad, USGS, 1978
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