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Calico Mountains (California)

Calico Mountains
Calico Mountains behind Calico Ghost Town.
Highest point
Peak Calico Peak
Elevation 1,368.86 m (4,491.0 ft)
Calico Mountains (California) is located in California
Location of Calico Mountains in California [1]
Country United States
State California
Region Mojave Desert
District San Bernardino County
& Inyo County
Range coordinates
Topo map USGS Salsberry Peak, Yermo

The Calico Mountains of California are located in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County and Inyo County, California.


  • Geography 1
    • Peaks 1.1
    • Features 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Calico Mountains are geologically and historically colorful range that lie in a northwest-southeast direction, and are located just north of Barstow and Yermo, and of Interstate 15.

Historic Pickhandle Pass and Jackhammer Gap lie at the northern end of the mountains on Fort Irwin Road, with the Fort Irwin Military Reservation nearby. The Calico Mountains have been active in California mining history.


Calico Peak, the highest point, is 4,491-foot (1,369 m) in elevation, in the San Bernardino County portion of the range (N 34.995259 and W -116.838369).[2]


The Rainbow Basin geologic feature, in the Bureau of Land Management managed Rainbow Basin Natural Area, is just north of Barstow.

Calico Ghost Town is located in the Yermo Hills (Calico Hills) at the western edge of the Calico Mountains, north of Yermo.

The Calico Early Man Site is a Paleo-Indians lithic workshop for Stone tools and a simple quarry archaeological site in the mountains also.

See also

Calico Mountains namesakes
Local history


  1. ^ "Calico Mountains".  
  2. ^ . accessed 6/20/2010
  • Allan, Stuart (2005). California Road and Recreation Atlas.  
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calico Mountains

External links

  • websiteRainbow Basin Natural AreaOfficial
  • websiteCalico Ghost TownOfficial
  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
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