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Ant Hill
Ant Hill Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, Zion National Park, Utah.jpg
East aspect, viewed from Highway 9
Highest point
Elevation 6,641 ft (2,024 m)
Prominence 321 ft (98 m)
Isolation 0.65 mi (1.05 km)
Parent peak The Scarlet Begonia (6,995 ft)
Ant Hill is located in Utah
Ant Hill
Ant Hill
Location in Utah
Ant Hill is located in the United States
Ant Hill
Ant Hill
Location in the United States
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Springdale East
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Easiest route class 4 scrambling

Ant Hill is a 6,641-foot (2,024-meter) elevation summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. It is composed of white Navajo Sandstone, and rises 1400-feet (425 meters) above the Zion – Mount Carmel Highway. Ant Hill is situated 1.65 mi (2.66 km) east-northeast of The East Temple, and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) west-northwest of Checkerboard Mesa. Precipitation runoff from this mountain drains into tributaries of the Virgin River. Despite its benign name, an ascent of this mountain is a dangerous and exposed climb.


Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Ant Hill. According to the Köppen climate classification system, it is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone, which is defined by the coldest month having an average mean temperature below 32 °F (0 °C), and at least 50% of the total annual precipitation being received during the spring and summer. This desert climate receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of annual rainfall, and snowfall is generally light during the winter.

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