Sierra Nevada (US)

mountain range in the Western United States
For the mountain range in Spain see Sierra Nevada (Spain)

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.

Mount Darwin, a part of Sierra Nevada
Map of where the Sierra Nevada range is in California


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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