Sierra Nevada (US) facts for kids

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For the mountain range in Spain see Sierra Nevada (Spain)
Mount Darwin
Mount Darwin, a part of Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada map
Map of where the Sierra Nevada range is in California

The Sierra Nevada (Spanish for "Snowy Range") is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. The range is also known as The Sierra and The Sierras.


The Sierra Nevada stretches 400 miles (650 km), from Fredonyer Pass in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south. It is bounded on the west by California's Central Valley, and on the east by the Great Basin.

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