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Bee Hive Peak
Bee Hive
Zion National Park, Bee Hive Peak.jpg
Bee Hive Peak and The Streaked Wall
Highest point
Elevation 6,904 ft (2,104 m) >
Prominence 224 ft (68 m)
Isolation 0.47 mi (0.76 km)
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Springdale East
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route class 5.7 Climbing

Bee Hive is a 6,904-ft elevation summit composed of Navajo Sandstone located in Zion National Park in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. Bee Hive is located north of the park headquarters at the south entrance to Zion Canyon. The east face of Bee Hive, named The Streaked Wall, rises 2,900 feet (880 m) above the floor of Zion Canyon. Neighbors include Altar of Sacrifice and Meridian Tower to the west, and The Sentinel to the northeast. The peak's descriptive name is for the beehive shape of the summit. This name was officially adopted in 1934 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the North Fork Virgin River.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to see Bee Hive Peak. 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.

Climbing Regulations

A bivouac permit is required from the park visitor center for any climbs expected to last overnight.

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