Beaver Dam Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBeaver Dam Mountains
north section massif
West Mountain Peak (Washington County, UT)
|Peak||West Mountain Peak (Washington County) ((northwest)-Beaver Dam Mountains)|
|Elevation||7,680 ft (2,340 m)|
|Length||23 mi (37 km) NNW-SSE|
|Width||13 mi (21 km)|
|Communities||Saint George, Utah, Shivwits, Utah and Littlefield, Arizona|
|Topo map||Jarvis Peak quad|
The Beaver Dam Mountains are a 23 miles (37 km) long mountain range located mostly in extreme southwest Washington County, Utah, west of St. George, with the south of the range extending into the Arizona Strip.
The range contains the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness which straddles the state's borders. The south of the range can be impressively seen from Interstate 15, as it traverses the corridor into Utah through the Virgin River Gorge, as the Virgin River exits the west of the Colorado Plateau.
The range contains two sections. The northern massif is anchored by the highpoint (photo), of the West Mountain Peak (Washington County), 7,680 feet (2,341 m). The eastern flank of the north massif contains Shivwits, Utah in the center of a section of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the Shivwits Band of Utah. Utah highway 91 traverses the northwest-southeast sections through Utah Hill Summit.
The center of the range is adjacent to the Highway 91 mountain pass, and Tahoari (peak), 5,523 feet (1,683 m).
The center of the range at about 4,731 ft (1,442 m), (Utah Hill Summit), can be easily accessed from the west-southwest by Highway 91, from Littlefield, Arizona. The east and southeast of the range can be accessed by routes from St. George and Interstate 15.
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