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Mount Pluto, California

Coordinates: 39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385
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Mount Pluto
Northeast aspect, centered
Highest point
Elevation8,617 ft (2,626 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence1,457 ft (444 m)[1]
Coordinates39°14′30″N 120°08′23″W / 39.2415733°N 120.1396385°W / 39.2415733; -120.1396385[2]
Mount Pluto is located in California
Mount Pluto
Mount Pluto
Location in Placer County, California
LocationPlacer County, California
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Tahoe City
Last eruption2 million years ago

Mount Pluto is an extinct volcano in the Granite Chief Range near Lake Tahoe, California. The volcano erupted approximately 2 million years ago producing lava and mudflows that dammed Lake Tahoe.[3] The Northstar California ski resort covers part of the 8,617-foot-high (2,626 m) peak.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Pluto, California". Peakbagger.com.
  2. ^ "Mount Pluto". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Tahoe and the Basin". Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  4. ^ Barnes, Roy A. (7 April 2007). "My First Skiing Lesson in Reno - Reno, Nevada, USA". BootsnAll. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ Krupka, Eric (5 November 2003). "Northstar at Tahoe: In Search Of the Dark Side". First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.