Las Vegas Range

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Las Vegas Range
Northlasv.jpg
southern massif of Las Vegas Range
visible highpoint: Gass Peak, left-center
Highest point
Peak Gass Peak
Elevation 6,943 ft (2,116 m)
Geography
Las Vegas Range is located in Nevada
Las Vegas Range
Las Vegas Range
in Nevada [1]
Country United States
State Nevada
District Clark County
Settlement North Las Vegas-(northern border)
Range coordinates 36°34′16.882″N 115°2′11.026″W / 36.57135611°N 115.03639611°W / 36.57135611; -115.03639611Coordinates: 36°34′16.882″N 115°2′11.026″W / 36.57135611°N 115.03639611°W / 36.57135611; -115.03639611
Topo map USGS Hayford Peak SE

The Las Vegas Range is an arid mountain range in Clark County, Nevada.[1] The range is located in the southeast of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

Geography[edit]

The Las Vegas Range is a north-south range, with two main north—south ridgelines. The highpoint of the range, Gass Peak is in the south massif above the Las Vegas Valley.

The southern portion of the Las Vegas Range has the linear ridgelines ending at the massif at the south, defining the northern Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area, including the city of North Las Vegas.

Region

The range is on the southeast of the Sheep Range, which itself is a massive north—south range. Both ranges are Basin and Range block faulted.

To the east is another north—south Arrow Canyon Range. The U.S. Route 93 highway runs between the two ranges, and travels along the border of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge to the west.

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