Pinyon Mountains

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Pinyon Mountains
Pinyon Mountains is located in California
Pinyon Mountains
location of the Pinyon Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 1,363 m (4,472 ft)
Country United States
State California
Region Colorado Desert
District Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,
San Diego County
Range coordinates 33°03′22″N 116°20′28″W / 33.0562°N 116.3411°W / 33.0562; -116.3411Coordinates: 33°03′22″N 116°20′28″W / 33.0562°N 116.3411°W / 33.0562; -116.3411
Topo map USGS Whale Peak

The Pinyon Mountains are a mountain range in eastern San Diego County, Southern California.[1] The range is protected within Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

The Pinyon Mountains are in the ecotone of the Colorado Desert ecoregion (from east) and of the California montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregion (from west). They are in the rain shadow of the taller Peninsular Ranges.