Dellenbaugh Butte facts for kids
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Dellenbaugh Butte, from Green River, June 2019
|Elevation||4,395 ft (1,340 m)|
|Prominence||55 ft (17 m)|
|Isolation||2.23 mi (3.59 km)|
|Location||Grand County, Utah, US|
|Parent range||Colorado Plateau|
|Topo map||USGS Green River SE|
|Age of rock||Late Jurassic|
|Type of rock||Summerville Formation|
Dellenbaugh Butte has the name of Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853–1935), an explorer. Dellenbaugh was an artist and assistant topographer with Major John Wesley Powell's expedition when Powell camped at this location along the Green River. The butte is primarily composed of the Summerville Formation, which consists of distinctive, thin beds of shale, siltstone, and sandstone.
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 −0 °C (32 °F) 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 millimetres) of annual rainfall, and snowfall is generally light during the winter. Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit.
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