The World’s Smallest Mountain Range

15 April 2024
GIS Lounge

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The Sutter Buttes, often referred to as the world’s smallest mountain range, are a small volcanic formation located in Northern California, approximately 55 miles north of Sacramento.

The range, which spans 10 miles across, was formed by the eruption of a now-dormant volcano around 1.6 million years ago during the Pleistocene epoch.

The highest point is South Butte, which is approximately 2,117 feet above sea level, and limited public access is available via a 200-acre land managed by the Sutter Buttes Regional Land Trust.