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Apollo Temple
Apollo Temple from Moran Point.jpg
South aspect, from Moran Point
Highest point
Elevation 6,252 ft (1,906 m)
Prominence 432 ft (132 m)
Isolation 0.59 mi (0.95 km)
Parent peak Venus Temple (6,281 ft)
Apollo Temple is located in Arizona
Apollo Temple
Apollo Temple
Location in Arizona
Apollo Temple is located in the United States
Apollo Temple
Apollo Temple
Location in the United States
Location Grand Canyon National Park
Coconino County, Arizona, US
Parent range Kaibab Plateau
Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Cape Royal
Type of rock sandstone, siltstone, limestone

Apollo Temple is a 6,252-foot-elevation (1,906 meter) summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, USA. It is situated four miles due east of Cape Royal on the canyon's North Rim, four miles northeast of Vishnu Temple, and a half-mile south-southeast of Venus Temple, which is the nearest higher neighbor. Topographic relief is significant as it rises over 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) above the Colorado River in less than two miles.

Apollo Temple is named for Apollo, god of the sun in Greek and Roman mythology. This name was applied in 1902 by geologist François E. Matthes, in keeping with Clarence Dutton's tradition of naming geographical features in the Grand Canyon after mythological deities. This feature's name was officially adopted in 1906 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

The top of Apollo Temple is composed of lower strata of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Supai Group. This overlays the cliff-forming layer of Mississippian Redwall Limestone, which in turn overlays Cambrian Tonto Group. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Apollo Temple is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone. Precipitation runoff from Apollo Temple drains south to the Colorado River via Unkar and Basalt Creeks.

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