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Desert Peaks Section (DPS Peaks List)

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Overview

 
The Desert Peaks Section Peaks List consists of peaks compiled by the Desert Peaks Section of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in order to promote interest in the scenic desert ranges of the Southwest. The DPS is the oldest peak climbing section of the Sierra Club, formed by Chester Versteeg informally in 1941, and later officially in 1945. The original 1941 list contained seven peaks and remained unchanged until 1947. The list has since grown over the years until reaching its current state of 99 peaks, the latest addition being Muddy Peak in 2003. Of the 99 current peaks, two thirds are located in the deserts of California, with the rest located across Nevada, Arizona, southern Utah, and northwestern Mexico.

The original seven peaks on the DPS Peaks List were New York Butte (Chester Versteeg’s first desert peak), White Mountain Peak, Waucoba Mountain, Telescope Peak, Cerro Gordo Peak (removed and replaced with Pleasant Point in 1952), Coso Peak (removed for one year in 1947, for five years in 1956, and again permanently in 1973 due to difficult access within China Lake Naval Weapons Center), and Maturango Peak (also removed for one year in 1947 and for five years in 1956, though it remains on the list since 1961).

Seven of the current peaks have been designated as Emblem Peaks (Montgomery Peak, Mount Inyo, Telescope Peak, Rabbit Peak, Charleston Peak, Signal Peak, and Pacacho del Diablo). Each Emblem Peak is identified in the table below with all caps.

The official DPS list publication is available here, and Peakbagging.com provides a useful waypoint file here.


DPS Peaks List

DPS
Number
PeakElevationClean
Prominence
LatitudeLongitudeDPS RegionQuadClass
1.1Mount Patterson11,6734,15338.4366-119.3053Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesMount Patterson1
1.2Glass Mountain11,1603,18037.7664-118.7040Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesGlass Mountain1
1.3Boundary Peak13,14025337.8461-118.3512Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
1.4MONTGOMERY PEAK13,4411,26637.8382-118.3570Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
1.5Mount Dubois13,5592,31937.7834-118.3432Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
1.6White Mountain Peak14,2467,19637.6341-118.2558Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesWhite Mtn Peak1
1.7Waucoba Mountain11,1233,92337.0219-118.0077Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesWaucoba Mtn2
1.8MOUNT INYO10,97597536.7352-117.9857Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte2
1.9Keynot Peak11,1013,03036.7076-117.9626Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte2
1.10New York Butte10,6681,14836.6479-117.9326Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte1
1.11Pleasant Point9,6901,17036.5707-117.8130Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesCerro Gordo Peak1
1.12Nelson Range7,6961,65636.5565-117.6559Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNelson Range2
1.13Maturango Peak8,8393,63936.1200-117.4955Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesMaturango Peak2
1.14Argus Peak6,5621,64235.8522-117.4459Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesTrona West1
2.1Last Chance Mountain8,4562,37637.2804-117.6997Death Valley - Inyo CountyLast Chance Mtn1
2.2Sandy Point7,0621,62237.1511-117.6186Death Valley - Inyo CountySand Spring1
2.3Dry Mountain8,6743,59436.9090-117.5979Death Valley - Inyo CountyDry Mountain2
2.4Tin Mountain8,9533,99336.8867-117.4561Death Valley - Inyo CountyTin Mountain2
2.5Panamint Butte6,58450436.4339-117.3560Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint Butte2
2.6Tucki Mountain6,7261,84636.4998-117.1302Death Valley - Inyo CountyEmigrant Canyon1
2.7TELESCOPE PEAK11,0486,16836.1699-117.0892Death Valley - Inyo CountyTelescope Peak1
2.8Sentinel Peak9,6341,55436.0965-117.0777Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint1
2.9Porter Peak9,10150136.0499-117.0564Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint1
2.10Manly Peak7,1962,53735.9150-117.1169Death Valley - Inyo CountyManly Peak1
2.11Needle Peak5,8031,65335.8863-117.0286Death Valley - Inyo CountyManly Peak2
2.12Grapevine Peak8,7384,56236.9653-117.1499Death Valley - Inyo CountyGrapevine Peak1
2.13Mount Palmer7,95871836.9069-117.1331Death Valley - Inyo CountyGrapevine Peak2
2.14Corkscrew Peak5,80464436.7707-117.0043Death Valley - Inyo CountyThimble Peak2
2.15Pyramid Peak6,7033,70336.3918-116.6122Death Valley - Inyo CountyEast of Echo Canyon2
2.16Smith Mountain5,9131,59336.0181-116.6891Death Valley - Inyo CountyGold Valley1
2.17Eagle Mountain (N)3,8061,66636.2113-116.3564Death Valley - Inyo CountyEagle Mtn3
2.18Brown Peak4,9471,68436.1152-116.3858Death Valley - Inyo CountyDeadman Pass2
2.19Stewart Point5,2652,37836.1662-116.2081Death Valley - Inyo CountyStewart Valley2
2.20Pahrump Point5,74034436.0990-116.1399Death Valley - Inyo CountyTwelvemile Spring2
2.21Nopah Point6,3943,57236.0064-116.0807Death Valley - Inyo CountyNopah Peak2
2.22Canyon Point5,8901,09036.5490-117.3806Death Valley - Inyo CountyHarris Hill1
3.1Avawatz Mountain6,1543,29435.5127-116.3316San Bernardino CountySheep Creek Spring1
3.2Kingston Peak7,3363,72735.7267-115.9156San Bernardino CountyKingston Peak2
3.3Clark Mountain7,9074,23235.5257-115.5887San Bernardino CountyClark Mtn3
3.4New York Mountains7,5323,33335.2588-115.3113San Bernardino CountyIvanpah3
3.5Old Dad Mountain4,2521,21835.1012-115.8610San Bernardino CountyOld Dad Mtn2
3.6Mitchell Point7,04891334.9783-115.5379San Bernardino CountyFountain Peak2
3.7Edgar Peak7,1622,20834.9555-115.5363San Bernardino CountyFountain Peak2
3.8Granite Mountain (N)6,7622,79234.7937-115.6954San Bernardino CountyBighorn Basin2
3.9East Ord Mountain6,1681,48834.6392-116.7626San Bernardino CountyOrd Mountain1
3.10Old Woman Mountain5,3252,73334.5733-115.2354San Bernardino CountyOld Woman Statue2
3.11Sheep Hole Mountains4,5932,19834.2267-115.6920San Bernardino CountyDale Lake2
3.12Stepladder Mountains2,92771334.5886-114.8734San Bernardino CountyStepladder Mountains2
3.13Chemehuevi Peak3,6941,77434.5522-114.5627San Bernardino CountyChemehuevi Peak2
3.14Turtle Mountains4,2982,65834.2611-114.8276San Bernardino CountyMopah Peaks2
3.15Mopah Point3,53096034.3104-114.7651San Bernardino CountyMopah Peaks3
3.16Whipple Mountains4,1302,79034.3146-114.4111San Bernardino CountyWhipple Mtns SW1
4.1Martinez Mountain6,5621,72233.5543-116.3454Riverside CountyMartinez Mtn2
4.2RABBIT PEAK6,6401,20033.4336-116.2394Riverside CountyRabbit Peak2
4.3Rosa Point5,00028033.3617-116.1685Riverside CountyFonts Point2
4.4Pinto Mountain3,9831,25333.9537-115.7994Riverside CountyPinto Mountain1
4.5Eagle Mountain (S)5,3502,23033.7441-115.7399Riverside CountyHayfield1
4.6Orocopia Mountains3,8152,09533.5692-115.7797Riverside CountyOrocopia Canyon1
4.7Black Butte4,5042,84433.5614-115.3449Riverside CountyPilot Mountain1
4.8Chuckwalla Mountains3,4461,42633.4549-115.1682Riverside CountyChuckwalla Spring2
4.9Spectre Point4,4822,54634.0261-115.4046Riverside CountyCadiz Valley SW2
4.10Granite Mountain (S)4,3313,31433.9701-115.0729Riverside CountyPalen Pass2
4.11Palen Mountains3,8482,33933.8339-115.0388Riverside CountyPalen Mountains2
4.12Big Maria Mountains3,3812,29833.8679-114.6691Riverside CountyBig Maria Mts SW1
5.1Indianhead3,96076033.2926-116.4304San Diego and Imperial CountiesBorrego Palm Canyon2
5.2Sombrero Peak4,22932932.8323-116.2914San Diego and Imperial CountiesSombrero Peak2
5.3Jacumba Mountain4,5121,27232.6977-116.1646San Diego and Imperial CountiesJacumba1
5.4Picacho Peak1,9201,09732.9725-114.6639San Diego and Imperial CountiesPicacho Peak6
6.1Ruby Dome11,3874,79340.6217-115.4754NevadaRuby Dome2
6.2Wheeler Peak13,0637,56338.9857-114.3138NevadaWheeler Peak1
6.3Arc Dome11,7735,21338.8327-117.3530NevadaArc Dome1
6.4Mount Jefferson11,9415,86138.7520-116.9268NevadaMount Jefferson1
6.5Hayford Peak9,9125,39236.6578-115.2007NevadaHayford Peak1
6.6Mount Stirling8,2181,01736.4532-115.9686NevadaMt Stirling1
6.7CHARLESTON PEAK11,9158,24036.2716-115.6956NevadaCharleston Peak1
6.8Mummy Mountain11,52880036.2993-115.6496NevadaCharleston Peak2
6.9Potosi Mountain8,5143,01235.9655-115.5015NevadaPotosi2
6.10McCullough Mountain7,0262,17035.6029-115.1799NevadaMcCullough Mountain1
6.11Spirit Mountain5,6392,87935.2749-114.7235NevadaSpirit Mtn2
6.12Moapa Peak6,4711,67136.8585-114.4516NevadaMoapa Peak3
6.13Virgin Peak8,0713,18336.6028-114.1123NevadaVirgin Peak1
6.14Bridge Mountain6,98868936.1320-115.5016NevadaLa Madre Spring3
6.15Muddy Peak5,38787636.2983-114.6934NevadaMuddy Peak3
7.1North Guardian Angel7,39567537.3162-113.0583UtahThe Guardian Angels4
7.2South Guardian Angel7,1401,20537.2954-113.0599UtahThe Guardian Angels4
7.3Navajo Mountain10,3464,22637.0343-110.8696UtahNavajo Begay1
8.1Mount Tipton7,1483,62835.5388-114.1927ArizonaMt Tipton2
8.2Humphreys Peak12,6336,03935.3464-111.6780ArizonaHumphreys Peak1
8.3Superstition Peak5,0571,81733.4110-111.4007ArizonaGoldfield2
8.4Weavers Needle4,55399333.4331-111.3707ArizonaWeavers Needle4
8.5SIGNAL PEAK4,8773,47733.3592-114.0829ArizonaPalm Canyon2
8.6Castle Dome Peak3,7882,08833.0847-114.1434ArizonaCastle Dome Peak3
8.7Kino Peak3,1971,53732.1096-112.9554ArizonaKino Peak3
8.8Mount Ajo4,8082,69832.0268-112.6905ArizonaMount Ajo2
8.9Baboquivari Peak7,7344,19431.7711-111.5959ArizonaBaboquivari Peak4
9.1Cerro Pescadores3,5433,34632.3675-115.4461MexicoSierra Cucapa2
9.2Pico Risco4,987 32.1339-115.8107MexicoArroyo del Sauz3
9.3PICACHO DEL DIABLO10,1716,95630.9924-115.3751MexicoSanta Cruz3
9.4Cerro Pinacate3,9573,15031.7725-113.4991MexicoVolcan el Elegante1


Resources

 
The data in this list is based on USGS Topographic Maps, SummitPost Pages, and these links:

The Desert Peaks Section’s homepage and official peak list

Peakbagger page on the DPS by Greg Slayden

Peakbagging page on the DPS and DPS waypoint file by Richard Carey

Alphabetical List

PeakDPS
Number
ElevationClean
Prominence
LatitudeLongitudeDPS RegionQuadClass
Mount Ajo8.84,8082,69832.0268-112.6905ArizonaMount Ajo2
Arc Dome6.311,7735,21338.8327-117.3530NevadaArc Dome1
Argus Peak1.146,5621,64235.8522-117.4459Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesTrona West1
Avawatz Mountain3.16,1543,29435.5127-116.3316San Bernardino CountySheep Creek Spring1
Baboquivari Peak8.97,7344,19431.7711-111.5959ArizonaBaboquivari Peak4
Big Maria Mountains4.123,3812,29833.8679-114.6691Riverside CountyBig Maria Mts SW1
Black Butte4.74,5042,84433.5614-115.3449Riverside CountyPilot Mountain1
Boundary Peak1.313,14025337.8461-118.3512Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
Bridge Mountain6.146,98868936.1320-115.5016NevadaLa Madre Spring3
Brown Peak2.184,9471,68436.1152-116.3858Death Valley - Inyo CountyDeadman Pass2
Canyon Point2.225,8901,09036.5490-117.3806Death Valley - Inyo CountyHarris Hill1
Castle Dome Peak8.63,7882,08833.0847-114.1434ArizonaCastle Dome Peak3
Cerro Pescadores9.13,5433,34632.3675-115.4461MexicoSierra Cucapa2
Cerro Pinacate9.43,9573,15031.7725-113.4991MexicoVolcan el Elegante1
CHARLESTON PEAK6.711,9158,24036.2716-115.6956NevadaCharleston Peak1
Chemehuevi Peak3.133,6941,77434.5522-114.5627San Bernardino CountyChemehuevi Peak2
Chuckwalla Mountains4.83,4461,42633.4549-115.1682Riverside CountyChuckwalla Spring2
Clark Mountain3.37,9074,23235.5257-115.5887San Bernardino CountyClark Mtn3
Corkscrew Peak2.145,80464436.7707-117.0043Death Valley - Inyo CountyThimble Peak2
Dry Mountain2.38,6743,59436.9090-117.5979Death Valley - Inyo CountyDry Mountain2
Mount Dubois1.513,5592,31937.7834-118.3432Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
Eagle Mountain (N)2.173,8061,66636.2113-116.3564Death Valley - Inyo CountyEagle Mtn3
Eagle Mountain (S)4.55,3502,23033.7441-115.7399Riverside CountyHayfield1
East Ord Mountain3.96,1681,48834.6392-116.7626San Bernardino CountyOrd Mountain1
Edgar Peak3.77,1622,20834.9555-115.5363San Bernardino CountyFountain Peak2
Glass Mountain1.211,1603,18037.7664-118.7040Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesGlass Mountain1
Granite Mountain (N)3.86,7622,79234.7937-115.6954San Bernardino CountyBighorn Basin2
Granite Mountain (S)4.104,3313,31433.9701-115.0729Riverside CountyPalen Pass2
Grapevine Peak2.128,7384,56236.9653-117.1499Death Valley - Inyo CountyGrapevine Peak1
Hayford Peak6.59,9125,39236.6578-115.2007NevadaHayford Peak1
Humphreys Peak8.212,6336,03935.3464-111.6780ArizonaHumphreys Peak1
Indianhead5.13,96076033.2926-116.4304San Diego and Imperial CountiesBorrego Palm Canyon2
MOUNT INYO1.810,97597536.7352-117.9857Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte2
Jacumba Mountain5.34,5121,27232.6977-116.1646San Diego and Imperial CountiesJacumba1
Mount Jefferson6.411,9415,86138.7520-116.9268NevadaMount Jefferson1
Keynot Peak1.911,1013,03036.7076-117.9626Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte2
Kingston Peak3.27,3363,72735.7267-115.9156San Bernardino CountyKingston Peak2
Kino Peak8.73,1971,53732.1096-112.9554ArizonaKino Peak3
Last Chance Mountain2.18,4562,37637.2804-117.6997Death Valley - Inyo CountyLast Chance Mtn1
Manly Peak2.107,1962,53735.9150-117.1169Death Valley - Inyo CountyManly Peak1
Martinez Mountain4.16,5621,72233.5543-116.3454Riverside CountyMartinez Mtn2
Maturango Peak1.138,8393,63936.1200-117.4955Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesMaturango Peak2
McCullough Mountain6.107,0262,17035.6029-115.1799NevadaMcCullough Mountain1
Mitchell Point3.67,04891334.9783-115.5379San Bernardino CountyFountain Peak2
Moapa Peak6.126,4711,67136.8585-114.4516NevadaMoapa Peak3
MONTGOMERY PEAK1.413,4411,26637.8382-118.3570Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesBoundary Peak2
Mopah Point3.153,53096034.3104-114.7651San Bernardino CountyMopah Peaks3
Muddy Peak6.155,38787636.2983-114.6934NevadaMuddy Peak3
Mummy Mountain6.811,52880036.2993-115.6496NevadaCharleston Peak2
Navajo Mountain7.310,3464,22637.0343-110.8696UtahNavajo Begay1
Needle Peak2.115,8031,65335.8863-117.0286Death Valley - Inyo CountyManly Peak2
Nelson Range1.127,6961,65636.5565-117.6559Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNelson Range2
New York Butte1.1010,6681,14836.6479-117.9326Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesNew York Butte1
New York Mountains3.47,5323,33335.2588-115.3113San Bernardino CountyIvanpah3
Nopah Point2.216,3943,57236.0064-116.0807Death Valley - Inyo CountyNopah Peak2
North Guardian Angel7.17,39567537.3162-113.0583UtahThe Guardian Angels4
Old Dad Mountain3.54,2521,21835.1012-115.8610San Bernardino CountyOld Dad Mtn2
Old Woman Mountain3.105,3252,73334.5733-115.2354San Bernardino CountyOld Woman Statue2
Orocopia Mountains4.63,8152,09533.5692-115.7797Riverside CountyOrocopia Canyon1
Pahrump Point2.205,74034436.0990-116.1399Death Valley - Inyo CountyTwelvemile Spring2
Palen Mountains4.113,8482,33933.8339-115.0388Riverside CountyPalen Mountains2
Mount Palmer2.137,95871836.9069-117.1331Death Valley - Inyo CountyGrapevine Peak2
Panamint Butte2.56,58450436.4339-117.3560Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint Butte2
Mount Patterson1.111,6734,15338.4366-119.3053Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesMount Patterson1
PICACHO DEL DIABLO9.310,1716,95630.9924-115.3751MexicoSanta Cruz3
Picacho Peak5.41,9201,09732.9725-114.6639San Diego and Imperial CountiesPicacho Peak6
Pico Risco9.24,987 32.1339-115.8107MexicoArroyo del Sauz3
Pinto Mountain4.43,9831,25333.9537-115.7994Riverside CountyPinto Mountain1
Pleasant Point1.119,6901,17036.5707-117.8130Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesCerro Gordo Peak1
Porter Peak2.99,10150136.0499-117.0564Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint1
Potosi Mountain6.98,5143,01235.9655-115.5015NevadaPotosi2
Pyramid Peak2.156,7033,70336.3918-116.6122Death Valley - Inyo CountyEast of Echo Canyon2
RABBIT PEAK4.26,6401,20033.4336-116.2394Riverside CountyRabbit Peak2
Rosa Point4.35,00028033.3617-116.1685Riverside CountyFonts Point2
Ruby Dome6.111,3874,79340.6217-115.4754NevadaRuby Dome2
Sandy Point2.27,0621,62237.1511-117.6186Death Valley - Inyo CountySand Spring1
Sentinel Peak2.89,6341,55436.0965-117.0777Death Valley - Inyo CountyPanamint1
Sheep Hole Mountains3.114,5932,19834.2267-115.6920San Bernardino CountyDale Lake2
SIGNAL PEAK8.54,8773,47733.3592-114.0829ArizonaPalm Canyon2
Smith Mountain2.165,9131,59336.0181-116.6891Death Valley - Inyo CountyGold Valley1
Sombrero Peak5.24,22932932.8323-116.2914San Diego and Imperial CountiesSombrero Peak2
South Guardian Angel7.27,1401,20537.2954-113.0599UtahThe Guardian Angels4
Spectre Point4.94,4822,54634.0261-115.4046Riverside CountyCadiz Valley SW2
Spirit Mountain6.115,6392,87935.2749-114.7235NevadaSpirit Mtn2
Stepladder Mountains3.122,92771334.5886-114.8734San Bernardino CountyStepladder Mountains2
Stewart Point2.195,2652,37836.1662-116.2081Death Valley - Inyo CountyStewart Valley2
Mount Stirling6.68,2181,01736.4532-115.9686NevadaMt Stirling1
Superstition Peak8.35,0571,81733.4110-111.4007ArizonaGoldfield2
TELESCOPE PEAK2.711,0486,16836.1699-117.0892Death Valley - Inyo CountyTelescope Peak1
Tin Mountain2.48,9533,99336.8867-117.4561Death Valley - Inyo CountyTin Mountain2
Mount Tipton8.17,1483,62835.5388-114.1927ArizonaMt Tipton2
Tucki Mountain2.66,7261,84636.4998-117.1302Death Valley - Inyo CountyEmigrant Canyon1
Turtle Mountains3.144,2982,65834.2611-114.8276San Bernardino CountyMopah Peaks2
Virgin Peak6.138,0713,18336.6028-114.1123NevadaVirgin Peak1
Waucoba Mountain1.711,1233,92337.0219-118.0077Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesWaucoba Mtn2
Weavers Needle8.44,55399333.4331-111.3707ArizonaWeavers Needle4
Wheeler Peak6.213,0637,56338.9857-114.3138NevadaWheeler Peak1
Whipple Mountains3.164,1302,79034.3146-114.4111San Bernardino CountyWhipple Mtns SW1
White Mountain Peak1.614,2467,19637.6341-118.2558Trans-Sierra - Mono and Inyo CountiesWhite Mtn Peak1

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Bob SihlerSGA

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

Not to make extra work for you on purpose, but I added a page for South Guardian Angel last year. Just letting you know in case you want to make an active link for it on the list.



http://www.summitpost.org/south-guardian-angel/811424
Posted Dec 5, 2013 10:36 am
mrchad9Re: SGA

mrchad9

Hasn't voted

Corrected!



Thanks!
Posted Dec 5, 2013 4:42 pm

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