ⓘ Kawich Range. The Kawich Range is a mountain range in Nye County in southern Nevada in the United States, just south of the Hot Creek Range. The southern part o ..

                                     

ⓘ Kawich Range

The Kawich Range is a mountain range in Nye County in southern Nevada in the United States, just south of the Hot Creek Range. The southern part of the range lies on the Nellis Air Force Range. The mountains cover an area of about 250 square miles and contain Kawich Peak, at 9.399 feet above sea level. U.S. Route 6 crosses the pass between The Kawich and the Hot Creek ranges and meets State Route 375 at Warm Springs just north of the range. To the east lies the Reveille and Kawich valleys with the Reveille Range to the east of the northern portion and the Belted Range east of Quartzite Mountain at the southern end. The broad Pahute Mesa and Gold Flat lie to the south with Cactus Flat and the Cactus Range to the southwest. To the northwest across Stone Cabin Valley lies the Monitor Range.

Bureau of land management controls 50.3% of the mountains, and 39.7% is part of a series of the air force. Added to the national wildlife refuge is 8.9% of the range.

Vegetation is primarily sagebrush scrub and Pinon-juniper. In the Kawich range pudicus Pagoda beardtongue is a rare plant that is endemic to the range. In the mountains there are porcupines and various species of mice and chipmunks, voles, squirrels, and gophers can also be found. American Kestrels, MacGillivrays Warbler, Oriole Bullocks, and hairy woodpeckers live in the Kawich range.

The Kawich range was named in honor of the individual Indian leader.