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
Elevation1,363 m (4,472 ft)
CountryUnited States
RegionColorado Desert
DistrictAnza-Borrego Desert State Park,
San Diego County
Range coordinates33°3′22.165″N 116°20′28.046″W / 33.05615694°N 116.34112389°W / 33.05615694; -116.34112389Coordinates: 33°3′22.165″N 116°20′28.046″W / 33.05615694°N 116.34112389°W / 33.05615694; -116.34112389
Topo mapUSGS 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.


  1. ^ a b "Pinyon Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.