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Amargosa Range
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Death Valley landmarks
Highest point
Peak Grapevine Peak
Coordinates 36°30′27″N 116°38′4″W / 36.50750°N 116.63444°W / 36.50750; -116.63444Coordinates: 36°30′27″N 116°38′4″W / 36.50750°N 116.63444°W / 36.50750; -116.63444
Dimensions
Length 110 mi (180 km)

The Amargosa Range is a mountain range in Inyo County, California and Nye County, Nevada. The 110-mile (180 km) range runs along most of the eastern side of California's Death Valley, separating it from Nevada's Amargosa Desert. The U-shaped Amargosa River flows clockwise around the perimeter of the range, ending 282 feet (86 m) below sea level at Badwater.

The mountain range is named after the Amargosa River, so-named for the Spanish word for bitter because of the bitter taste of the water.[1]

In order from north to south, the Grapevine Mountains (including the range's highest point, 8,738 feet (2,663 m) Grapevine Peak), the Funeral Mountains, and the Black Mountains form distinct sections. Many of Death Valley National Park's most well-known features, such as Zabriskie Point and Artists Drive are located in or are part of the Amargosa Range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed.). University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-520-24217-3. 



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15 news items

Southernminn.com

Southernminn.com
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:16:11 -0800

Olson finally won when he knew what valley existed between the Panamint Range and the Amargosa Range. He correctly answered “Death Valley.” Olson said he especially likes geography of the earth's natural features and boosted his knowledge playing ...
 
Valley News
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:37:16 -0700

FILE - In this April 11,2010 file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. Located about two hours west of Las Vegas along the California-Nevada state line, Death Valley is unique. Part of the Mojave Desert, it is the ...
 
East Valley Tribune
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:44:16 -0700

FILE - This March 10, 2005 file photo shows wild flowers blooming on the edge of the Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation in the United States, 282 ft (86m) below sea level, with the Panamit Range in the background at Death Valley National Park, Calif.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 12 May 2014 04:50:31 -0700

Mr Hellard, who doesn't like heights, braved a steep climb up a trail to the point from which he took his stunning photographs - 650 feet up a mountain in the Amargosa Range. He was the only one in his group of five friends to spot a group of Germans ...
 
Chicago Daily Herald
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:43:31 -0700

Located about two hours west of Las Vegas along the California-Nevada state line, the Amargosa Range at Furnace Creek in Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert. Associated Press File Photo. The Furnace Creek Inn, an upscale historic hotel, is ...
 
@U2
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:24:47 -0700

Part of the Amargosa Range in the eastern part of Death Valley National Park, it can be accessed via Route 190. The Joshua Tree – The Joshua tree itself actually fell down sometime in 2000, unfortunately. But it still lies fully on the ground and hasn ...
 
MotorcycleUSA.com
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:06:24 -0700

This nine-mile one-way loop rises up into the Amargosa Range and offers incredible views along with fantastic second-gear twisties, dips, and switchbacks. The only reasons why I didn't take photos of the twisty bits are because I didn't want to stop ...
 
Four Wheeler
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 14:09:54 -0800

Bordered on the west by the magnificent 11,049-foot Telescope Peak in the Panamint Mountains and 5,475-foot Dante's View of the Amargosa Range in the east, the Valley floor also holds the lowest place in the Western Hemisphere, known as Badwater, ...
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