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Amargosa Range
A121, Death Valley National Park, California, USA, Badwater Basin, 2004.jpg
From Telescope Peak trail
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
Length 110 mi (180 km)
Wpdms shdrlfi020l death valley.jpg
Death Valley landmarks

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 279 feet (85 m) below sea level in the Badwater Basin.

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.


  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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33 news items

The Denver Post
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:30:08 -0800

What is the name of the arid U.S. valley that lies between the Panamint Range and the Amargosa Range? 3. Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands and Wake Island are all Pacific territories of what country? 4. Tula, believed to be the site of the capital of the ...

Olive Oil Times

Olive Oil Times
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:51:39 -0700

Zabriskie Point is a part of Amargosa Range located in east of Death Valley in Death Valley National Park in the United States Noted for its erosional landscape. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, Which dried up 5 million years ago.


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

Valley News
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:03:45 -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 ...

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

Chicago Daily Herald
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:43:31 -0700

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- The perception of Death Valley is that it's hot and desolate. The hot part is right, at least in the summer, when Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth. Even in spring, it's about as hot many other places are come ...
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 ...
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 ...

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