New York Mountains

The New York Mountains are a small mountain range found in northeastern San Bernardino County in California, USA. The range's northeastern area lies in southeastern Nevada. The range lies just south of the small community of Ivanpah, and north of the Lanfair Valley. The mountains are part of the mountain ranges, cones, mountains, and landforms in the Mojave National Preserve. The mountains reach an elevation of 7,533 feet (2,296 m),[3] and run in a mostly southwest-northeasterly direction between the Providence Mountains and the McCullough Range approximately five miles into Nevada and border the northwest corner of the Piute Valley of Nevada-California.

New York Mountains
New York Mountains from Nipton Road 2.jpg
New York Mountains from Nipton Road
across the Ivanpah Valley
Highest point
Elevation7,533 ft (2,296 m)
Coordinates35°15′31″N 115°18′40″W / 35.258736°N 115.31124335°W / 35.258736; -115.31124335[1]
Length30 mi (48 km) SW-NE
Width14 mi (23 km)
New York Mountains is located in California
New York Mountains
New York Mountains of CaliforniaNevada[2]
CountryUnited States
StatesCalifornia and Nevada
RegionsMojave National Preserve and Mojave Desert
CountiesSan Bernardino County, California and Clark County, Nevada
SettlementsIvanpah and Cima
Range coordinates35°19′53″N 115°14′33″W / 35.3312931°N 115.2424705°W / 35.3312931; -115.2424705Coordinates: 35°19′53″N 115°14′33″W / 35.3312931°N 115.2424705°W / 35.3312931; -115.2424705[2]
Topo mapUSGS Castle Peaks

The New York Mountains are part of the southeast border of the Great Basin Divide. The Piute Wash Watershed[4] empties eastward into the Colorado River.

Caruthers Canyon, New York Mountains


The New York Mountains are a southwest by northeast trending range, about 30 miles (48 km) long with the northeast in Nevada. Searchlight, Nevada and Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada lie to the northeast and east, respectively, across the Piute Valley. The Castle Mountains lie to the southeast with the Piute Range adjacent to the southeast.[5][6]

The northeast flowing Ivanpah Valley drains the northwest side of the New York Mountains with the Ivanpah Mountains across the valley to the northwest.[6] The McCullough Range of Nevada lies adjacent to the north.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "New York Mountains High Point, California".
  2. ^ a b "New York Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  3. ^ Unnamed peak, Peakbagger
  4. ^ Piute Wash Watershed, EPA
  5. ^ a b Mesquite Lake, California–Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985
  6. ^ a b Ivanpah, California–Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985

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