Kelso Mountains

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Kelso Mountains
Kelso Mountains 1.jpg
Kelso Mountains seen from Kelbaker Road south of Kelso
Highest point
Elevation 1,226 m (4,022 ft)
Kelso Mountains is located in California
Kelso Mountains
Kelso Mountains
Location of Kelso Mountains in California [1]
Country United States
State California
District San Bernardino County
Range coordinates 35°5′20.951″N 115°44′22.998″W / 35.08915306°N 115.73972167°W / 35.08915306; -115.73972167Coordinates: 35°5′20.951″N 115°44′22.998″W / 35.08915306°N 115.73972167°W / 35.08915306; -115.73972167
Topo map USGS Kelso

The Kelso Mountains are located just north of the small community of Kelso and the Kelso Dunes, in the Mojave National Preserve in southeastern California. The town of Baker, near Interstate 15, lies approximately 18 miles (29 km) to the northwest of the mountain range. Kelso Peak, at 4,764 feet (1,452 m), is the principal peak of the range. Like most of the Mojave Desert, the range is characterized by little rainfall, and usually receives less than 5–6 inches (125–150 mm) of precipitation in a normal year.