Richardson Mountains

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Richardson Mountains
Dempsterhighway.jpg
Dempster Highway crossing the Richardson Mountains
Highest point
Elevation1,240 m (4,070 ft) [1]
Naming
EtymologyNamed for Arctic explorer John Richardson[1]
Geography
CountryCanada
ProvinceYukon
Range coordinates68°10′N 137°00′W / 68.167°N 137.000°W / 68.167; -137.000Coordinates: 68°10′N 137°00′W / 68.167°N 137.000°W / 68.167; -137.000
Parent rangeBrooks Range

The Richardson Mountains are a mountain range located west of the mouth of the Mackenzie River in northern Yukon, Canada. They parallel the northernmost part of the boundary of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Although some sources consider the Richardson Mountains to be part of the Canadian Rockies, the common northern limit of the Canadian Rockies is the Liard River, which is a long way south. The Richardson Mountains are a sub-range of the Brooks Range which lies mostly in Alaska.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Richardson Mountains". Retrieved Feb 10, 2016.