Hazelton Mountains

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Hazelton Mountains
Northwest-relief HazeltonMountains.jpg
Location of the Hazelton Mountains
Highest point
Elevation961 metres (3,153 ft)
Coordinates54°35′00″N 128°00′00″W / 54.58333°N 128.00000°W / 54.58333; -128.00000Coordinates: 54°35′00″N 128°00′00″W / 54.58333°N 128.00000°W / 54.58333; -128.00000
Area25,118 km2 (9,698 sq mi)
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Range coordinates53°43.95′N 126°23.9′W / 53.73250°N 126.3983°W / 53.73250; -126.3983
Parent rangeInterior Mountains

The Hazelton Mountains are a grouping of mountain ranges on the inland lee of the Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, spanning the area of Hazelton south to the Nechako Reservoir. Defined by the British Columbia geographic names office, they span from the Nass River to the Nechako Plateau, and between the Coast Mountains and the Bulkley River,[1] they are considered by geographers to be part of the Interior Mountains complex, though in local perspective they are considered to be part of the Coast Mountains. They are neighboured on the west by the Kitimat Ranges and on the east by the southernmost section of the Skeena Mountains; beyond the Nass River, which is their northern boundary, are the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains. To their southeast is the Nechako Plateau, including the Quanchus Range on the near-island between Ootsa and Eutsuk Lakes of the Nechako Reservoir (the Quanchus may be considered to be part of the Hazelton Mountains in some classification systems).

The Hazelton Mountains consist of several subranges:[2][3]

North of the Skeena River:

South of the Skeena River and west of the Bulkley River: