The Steamspur Mountains mark a natural barrier between Ascalon (to the east) and Orr (to the south, across the sea). The high elevations of Timberline Falls and Mount Maelstrom soon give way to the swamps of Bloodtide Coast and Sparkfly Fen. These mountains may offer salvation: they provide a natural barrier against the undead making their way inland, through the marshes.
- Over the past 250 years, a volcano became active in the Southern Shiverpeaks and thawed the mountains.
- For the purposes of the Explorer achievement, the zones comprising the Steamspur Mountains are considered to be part of either the Shiverpeak Mountains or the Maguuma Jungle (despite the latter being on the far side of the Sea of Sorrows). As such the Steamspur Mountains do not mechanically "exist".