Sheep Hole Mountains

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Sheep Hole Mountains
Sheep Hole Mountains is located in California
Sheep Hole Mountains
location of Sheep Hole Mountains in California[1]
Highest point
Elevation 1,057 m (3,468 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
District San Bernardino County
Range coordinates 34°11′38.009″N 115°39′18.968″W / 34.19389139°N 115.65526889°W / 34.19389139; -115.65526889Coordinates: 34°11′38.009″N 115°39′18.968″W / 34.19389139°N 115.65526889°W / 34.19389139; -115.65526889
Topo map USGS Dale Lake
Sheephole Mountains

The Sheep Hole Mountains are in the Mojave Desert, to the north of Joshua Tree National Park, in San Bernardino County, California.[1] The mountains were once Chemehuevi hunting grounds.

The range lies between the Bullion Mountains to the west, and the Coxcomb Mountains to the east. The mountains reach an elevation of 4,613 feet (1,406 meters) above sea level just east of Amboy Road, which the range crosses.

Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area

The Bureau of Land Management designated and manages the Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area which is within the range and Mojave Trails National Monument. [2] [3] The 194,861-acre (approximate) Sheephole Valley Wilderness is a perfect representation of the basin and range topography typical in the Mojave Desert. The area consists of the northwest to southeast trending granitic boulder strewn Sheep Hole and Calumet Mountains, and is adjacent to the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Sheep Hole Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ BLM: Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area
  3. ^ U.S. Dept. of Interior.gov: Map of Mojave Trails National Monument, with Wilderness Areas.
  4. ^ http://www.blm.gov/ca/pa/wilderness/wa/areas/sheephole_valley.html . accessed 6/20/2010
  • California Road and Recreation Atlas, 2005, p. 106 & 112

External links

  • Official Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area website
  • Sheephole Valley Wilderness photographs
  • Sheephole Valley Wilderness Area Map
  • Bird Checklist for Joshua Tree National Park


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