Black Pine Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlack Pine Mountains
The snowcapped Black Pine Mountains in far background viewed from the City of Rocks National Reserve
|Peak||Black Pine Mountains High Point|
|Elevation||9,389 ft (2,862 m)|
|Length||53 mi (85 km) N/S|
|Width||24 mi (39 km) E/W|
|Area||577 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
The Black Pine Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. states of Idaho (~65%) and Utah (~35%), spanning Cassia County, Idaho and reaching into Box Elder County, Utah. The highest point in the range is known as Black Pine Mountains High Point, sometimes referred to as Black Peak, at 9,395 feet (2,864 m), and the range is a part of the Great Basin Divide and the Basin and Range Province. In Idaho, the mountains are part of the Black Pine Division of the Minidoka Ranger District of Sawtooth National Forest.
The Raft River Mountains are southwest of the range, while the Albion Mountains are to the west, and the Sublett Mountains are to the northeast. The northern slopes of the mountains are in the Snake River watershed, which is a tributary of the Columbia River, while the southern slopes drain to the Great Salt Lake. The town of Snowville, Utah is southeast of the mountains, and Malta, Idaho is to the northwest. Interstate 84 passes just to the east of the mountains.
|Black Pine Mountains High Point||
|Black Pine Peak||
|Black Pine Cone||
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