|Elevation||4,170 ft (1,270 m)|
|Parent range||White Mountains, Appalachian Mountains|
The Sandwich Range is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States, north of the Lakes Region and south of the Kancamagus Highway. Although the range is not outstanding for its elevation, it is very rugged and has excellent views of the surrounding lakes, mountains, and forests.
The Sandwich Range extends east-west about 30 miles from Conway, New Hampshire on the Saco River to Campton on the Pemigewasset River. The Kancamagus Highway runs along the north side of the mountains, from Conway to North Woodstock. The highest peak in the range is Mount Tripyramid, with an elevation of 4,170 feet (1,270 m).
The east part of the range drains by various streams into the Saco River and thence into the Atlantic Ocean at Saco, Maine. The west part drains into the East Branch Pemigewasset River and Mad River, thence into the Pemigewasset, Merrimack and into the sea at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
The range shares its name with the town of Sandwich, situated at the range's western end.
From northeast to southwest, the range's principal summits include:
- Mount Chocorua (1,065 m / 3,490 ft)
- Mount Paugus (975 m / 3,198 ft)
- Mount Passaconaway (1,232 m / 4,043 ft) *
- Mount Whiteface (1,225 m / 4,020 ft) *
- The Sleepers (1,180 m / 3,880 ft)
- Mount Tripyramid (1,270 m / 4,170 ft) *
- Mount Kancamagus (1,147 m / 3,763 ft)
- Sandwich Mountain (1,217 m / 3,993 ft)
- Appalachian Mountain Club, White Mountain Guide, 26th ed. (1998), pp. 313-314
- U.S. Geological Survey 7½-minute topographic maps - Mount Chocorua, Mount Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, Mount Carrigain, and Mount Osceola quadrangles
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