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Hot Creek Range
SixMileCanyonNV.jpg
Sixmile Canyon in the Hot Creek Range, looking south from Mahogany Peak
Highest point
PeakMorey Peak
Elevation3,123 m (10,246 ft)
Coordinates 38°37.66′N 116°17.29′W / 38.62767°N 116.28817°W / 38.62767; -116.28817
Geography
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Location of the Hot Creek Range within Nevada
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
District Nye County [1]
Range coordinates 38°35′N 116°23′W / 38.583°N 116.383°W / 38.583; -116.383
HOT CREEK RANGE Latitude and Longitude:

38°35′N 116°23′W / 38.583°N 116.383°W / 38.583; -116.383
Topo map USGS Mount Jefferson 30x60, Warm Springs 30x60

The Hot Creek Range is a volcanic mountain range in Nye County, in central Nevada in the western United States. From the historic community of Warm Springs, the range runs north-northeast for approximately 43 miles (69 km).

To the west are Stone Cabin Valley, Little Fish Lake Valley, and the large Monitor Range. To the east are Hot Creek Valley, Big Sand Springs Valley, and the Lunar Craters Volcanic Field. Further east lies the large Railroad Valley, and the Grant and Quinn Canyon Ranges. Highway 6 passes south of the range at 6293-foot (1918 m) Warm Springs Summit. To the north, the range almost merges with the smaller Antelope and Park Ranges. [2] [3]

The northern section of the Hot Creek Range has two distinct crests. The eastern crest rises to Morey Peak (10,246 feet, 3123 m), the highest point of the range. Nearby is the historic silver mining district of Morey. The western crest, across Sixmile Canyon, includes Mahogany Peak (9825 feet, 2995 m), Hot Creek Canyon, and the rugged Fandango Wilderness Study Area. [2]

The range took its name from a nearby hot spring. [4]

The Hot Creek Range, including Morey Peak, looking southwest at sunrise

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hot Creek Range
  2. ^ a b Mount Jefferson, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quad, USGS, 1987
  3. ^ Warm Springs, Nevada, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quad, USGS, 1978
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 56.

Further reading

Hiking the Great Basin, by John Hart ISBN  0-87156-639-7

External links