These old mountains are not so high and rugged as the Croal and White River ranges, but cover almost as much area as both of them combined. They also form the entire northern border of Sparkling Creek Valley, from the very western corner where the Canyon ends, to where the eastern edge of the Valley meets the Ferral Sea.
The Ochotona Mountains territory, one of the many designated packlands of Sparkling Creek Valley, was named after these ranges. Though the land is no longer represented by an IC board, the area itself has been absorbed into the neighboring Sapphire Brook territory.
This mountain range takes its title from the scientific name of the pika (Ochotona princeps), a small rodent that is particularly numberous all along the slopes and foothills of the Ochotonas.