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Castle Rock
On Lake Powell Utah, (8096258858).jpg
Southwest aspect
Highest point
Elevation 4,321 ft (1,317 m)
Prominence 701 ft (214 m)
Isolation 1.63 mi (2.62 km)
Parent peak Point 4380
Geography
Castle Rock is located in Utah
Castle Rock
Castle Rock
Location in Utah
Castle Rock is located in the United States
Castle Rock
Castle Rock
Location in the United States
Location Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Kane County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Warm Creek Bay
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Entrada Sandstone

Castle Rock is a 4,321-foot (1,317 meter) elevation sandstone summit located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in Kane County of southern Utah. It is situated 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of the town of Page, and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of the Wahweap marina. Castle Rock towers over 600 feet above Lake Powell, and becomes an island when the lake is full. This iconic landmark of the Lake Powell area is composed primarily of Entrada Sandstone. This sandstone, which was originally deposited as sandy mud on a tidal flat, is believed to have formed about 160 million years ago during the Jurassic period as a giant sand sea, the largest in Earth's history.

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Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Castle Rock is located in an arid climate zone with hot, very dry summers, and chilly winters with very little snow. Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit.

These data are for the Wahweap climate station on Lake Powell, two miles southwest of Castle Rock.
Climate data for Wahweap, AZ
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(20.6)
78
(25.6)
85
(29.4)
94
(34.4)
104
(40)
110
(43.3)
120
(48.9)
115
(46.1)
105
(40.6)
96
(35.6)
80
(26.7)
70
(21.1)
120
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 47.2
(8.44)
53.8
(12.11)
63.0
(17.22)
72.8
(22.67)
83.8
(28.78)
94.1
(34.5)
98.8
(37.11)
95.7
(35.39)
87.7
(30.94)
73.7
(23.17)
58.3
(14.61)
47.1
(8.39)
73
(22.778)
Average low °F (°C) 26.9
(-2.83)
31.8
(-0.11)
37.8
(3.22)
44.6
(7)
54.9
(12.72)
64.1
(17.83)
71.3
(21.83)
69.3
(20.72)
60.7
(15.94)
48.9
(9.39)
36.9
(2.72)
27.4
(-2.56)
47.88
(8.824)
Record low °F (°C) -2
(-18.9)
4
(-15.6)
21
(-6.1)
16
(-8.9)
29
(-1.7)
40
(4.4)
48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
36
(2.2)
24
(-4.4)
15
(-9.4)
3
(-16.1)
-2
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.59
(15)
0.56
(14.2)
0.63
(16)
0.37
(9.4)
0.36
(9.1)
0.17
(4.3)
0.51
(13)
0.75
(19.1)
0.59
(15)
0.85
(21.6)
0.57
(14.5)
0.41
(10.4)
6.36
(161.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.2
(0.5)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.7
(1.8)
Source: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?az9114
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