ⓘ Mormon Mountains. The Mormon Mountains are located in Lincoln and Clark counties in Nevada, between 16 and 28 miles northwest of Mesquite on I–15 in the Virgin ..

                                     

ⓘ Mormon Mountains

The Mormon Mountains are located in Lincoln and Clark counties in Nevada, between 16 and 28 miles northwest of Mesquite on I–15 in the Virgin Valley, east of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Meadow Valley and northeast of Moapa Valley. The highest point in the range is Mormon Peak, at 7.414 feet above sea level. Another smaller mountain range lies to the east, called the East Mormon Mountains. The south fork of the Toquop Wash drains the east side of the range and continues on through the N–S linear ridge of the East Mormon Mountains.

In the mountains came under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of land management BLM and area of about 175 square miles 450 km2. The Mormon mountains are home to various species of lizards and ground snakes, toads and frogs can be found in the region. The valleys of the ridge are mostly bushes, but on the hills you can find a "dwarf conifers" and a single layer of pinyon pines in pinyon-juniper woodland plant community.

This area is characterized by very low rainfall, receiving less than 15 inches 380 mm per year, on average.

The range was named for the lobes of the first settlers were Mormons. Name option - "Mormon spectrum".