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Laguna Mountains
Mountain Range
Country United States
State California
District San Diego County
Coordinates 32°48′30.187″N 116°26′57.061″W / 32.80838528°N 116.44918361°W / 32.80838528; -116.44918361
Highest point
 - elevation 1,548 m (5,079 ft)
Timezone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Topo map USGS Mount Laguna
location of Laguna Mountains in California [1]

The Laguna Mountains are a section of the Peninsular Ranges in eastern San Diego County. The mountains run in a northwest/southeast alignment for approximately 20 miles. They are bordered by the Cuyamaca area on the west and the Colorado Desert on the east, where the mountains form a steep escarpment along the Laguna Salada Fault. To the north the Laguna Mountains are bounded by the Elsinore Fault and to the south by Cameron Valley and Thing Valley. The highest point is Cuyapaipe Mountain at 6,378 feet. The mountains are largely contained within the Cleveland National Forest. Snow falls on the highest peaks several times a year. Mount Laguna is a village in the Laguna Mountains with a population of about 80.

The Laguna Mountains extend northwest about 35 mi from the Mexican border at the Sierra Juárez range.[2]

The mountains have long been inhabited by the Kumeyaay people.

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