Volcan Mountains

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Volcan Mountains
Volcan Mountains is located in California
Volcan Mountains
Location of Volcan Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Peak Pechacho
Elevation 1,743 m (5,719 ft)
Coordinates 33°9′53″N 116°37′14″W / 33.16472°N 116.62056°W / 33.16472; -116.62056
Country United States
State California
District San Diego County
Range coordinates 33°09′52″N 116°37′12″W / 33.1645°N 116.62°W / 33.1645; -116.62Coordinates: 33°09′52″N 116°37′12″W / 33.1645°N 116.62°W / 33.1645; -116.62
Topo map USGS Santa Ysabel 15 min.

The Volcan Mountains are a mountain range of the Peninsular Ranges System, located in the East County region of San Diego County, California.[1]


The Volcans are a northwest–southeast range with an approximate length of 13 miles (21 km) and width of 7.5 miles (12.1 km).

They define the western side of San Felipe Valley, with the San Felipe Hills defining the east side.

Julian and the historic Coleman gold mining district lie on the southern margin of the range.[2]

Lake Henshaw is just to the northwest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Volcan Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Santa Ysabel, California, 15 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1960