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Brady Peak
Brady Peak from Vista Encantada.jpg
Southwest aspect, from Vista Encantada
Highest point
Elevation 8,121 ft (2,475 m)
Prominence 481 ft (147 m)
Isolation 2.07 mi (3.33 km)
Parent peak Mount Hayden (8,362 ft)
Geography
Location Grand Canyon National Park
Coconino County, Arizona, US
Parent range Kaibab Plateau
Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Walhalla Plateau
Geology
Age of rock Permian
Type of rock Coconino Sandstone, Hermit Shale
Climbing
Easiest route class 5.2 climbing

Brady Peak is an 8,121-foot (2,475 m)-elevation summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, United States. It is situated one mile (1.6 km) northeast of the Vista Encantada viewpoint on the canyon's North Rim, where it towers 4,800 feet (1,500 m) above the bottom of Nankoweap Canyon. Its nearest higher neighbor is Mount Hayden, two miles (3.2 km) to the north, and Alsap Butte lies one mile to the northeast. Brady Peak is named after Peter Rainsford Brady (1825–1902), a pioneer and politician of the Arizona Territory. This geographical feature's name was officially adopted in 1932 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Brady Peak is located in a cold semi-arid climate zone.

Geology

The summit spire of Brady Peak is composed of cream-colored Permian Coconino Sandstone. This sandstone, which is the third-youngest of the strata in the Grand Canyon, was deposited 265 million years ago as sand dunes. Below this Coconino Sandstone is reddish, slope-forming, Permian Hermit Formation, which in turn overlays the Pennsylvanian-Permian Supai Group. Precipitation runoff from this feature drains east into the Colorado River via Nankoweap Creek.

Grand Canyon North Rim (Arizona, USA 2012)
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