Sheep Range

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Sheep range
Sheep Range from Starvation Flat 3.jpg
Sheep Range from Starvation Flat
Highest point
PeakHayford Peak
Elevation9,912 ft (3,021 m)
Geography
Sheep Range is located in Nevada
Sheep Range
Sheep Range in Nevada
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
DistrictsClark County and Lincoln County[1]
Range coordinates36°48′29″N 115°07′43″W / 36.80806°N 115.12861°W / 36.80806; -115.12861Coordinates: 36°48′29″N 115°07′43″W / 36.80806°N 115.12861°W / 36.80806; -115.12861
Borders onEast Desert Range-NW
Desert Range-SW
Delamar Mountains-NE
Las Vegas Range-SE
Las Vegas Valley-S

The Sheep Range is located north of Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. It is found in both Clark and Lincoln Counties in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The mountains reach a peak at Hayford Peak, 9,912 feet (3,021 m) above sea level between the Las Vegas Range to the east and the Desert Range to the west. The Sheep Range lies in a generally north-south direction.

The Great Basin Divide,\ starts an east-west transect at the northeast of the Spring Mountains, with the east-west transect border south being all of the Las Vegas Valley, and a midsection, north perimeter of the watershed for the Las Vegas Wash. The Great Basin Divide transect goes through the south region of the Sheep Range, and the transect ends eastwards at the Utah border, the Clover and Bull Valley Mountains.

The range was named for mountain sheep which roamed there.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheep Range
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 18.

References[edit]

  • Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, 2001, pg. 66