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Beatty Point
Navajo Sandstone (Lower Jurassic; Beatty Point, Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Utah, USA) (8423923437).jpg
Southwest aspect
Highest point
Elevation 7,780 ft (2,370 m)
Prominence 140 ft (43 m)
Isolation 0.67 mi (1.08 km)
Parent peak Nagunt Mesa (7,785 ft)
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah, US
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Kolob Arch
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route class 2 scrambling

Beatty Point is a 7,780-foot (2,370 m) elevation summit located in the Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park in Washington County, Utah, United States.

Description

Paria Point is situated 0.5 mi (0.80 km) immediately north, and Nagunt Mesa is 0.57 mi (0.92 km) immediately south, with 2,000-foot-deep finger canyons between each. Other neighbors include Timber Top Mountain 1.85 mi (2.98 km)to the south-southwest, and Tucupit Point to the north. Beatty Point is composed of Jurassic Navajo sandstone overlaying tilted Kayenta Formation. Precipitation runoff drains into Timber Creek and Taylor Creek, which are both part of the Virgin River drainage basin. This geographical feature's name honors the Beatty family of Toquerville, Utah. Walter Lamb Beatty served as a guide for 20 years in Zion National Park.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Beatty Point. 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.

Beatty Point, Zion National Park
Beatty Point centered, from southwest. (Paria Point to left)
Kolob canyons
Kolob Canyons: Beatty Point (left), Nagunt Mesa (left of center), Timber Top Mountain (right)
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