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San Gabriel Mountains
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Summits in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County, California. The main peaks are: Telegraph Peak, 8,985' (left), Cucamonga Peak, 8,859' (center), and Ontario Peak, 8693' (center right), as seen from Baldy Bowl on Mount Baldy.
Highest point
Peak Mount San Antonio
Elevation 10,064 ft (3,068 m)
Length 68.4 mi (110.1 km)
Width 22.5 mi (36.2 km)
Area 970 sq mi (2,500 km2)
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Country United States
State California
Counties Los Angeles and San Bernardino
Range coordinates 34°17′20″N 117°38′48″W / 34.28889°N 117.64672°W / 34.28889; -117.64672

The San Gabriel Mountains are a mountain range in southern California, in the United States. They are in both Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. Mount San Antonio is the highest point in the mountains range, standing 10,064 feet (3,067 m) tall. The mountains separate the basin of Los Angeles in the south from the Mojave Desert in the north. The San Gabriel River and Los Angeles River are the major rivers that receive water from the mountains. California State Route 2 is the major highway that runs through the San Gabriel Mountains.

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