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Farnsworth Peak from the west face in May 2008
|Elevation||9,039 ft (2,755 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,243 ft (379 m)|
|Location||Salt Lake / Tooele counties, Utah, U.S.|
|Parent range||Oquirrh Mountains|
|Easiest route||Hike or private road.|
Farnsworth Peak is a peak located on the northern end of the Oquirrh Mountain range, approximately 18 miles (29 km) south west of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The mountain is named for Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the first completely electronic television. It is used mainly for radio and television transmission, but could potentially become part of a ski resort owned by nearby Kennecott Land. On the eastern side of the mountain, the land is completely private, and access is restricted. The peak can be reached by hiking from the Tooele side, which is mostly public land. The Bureau of Land Management land extends from Ridge Peak west to the base of the mountain. Public access to this land is available off SR-36 near Lake Point. Several cattle gates need to be opened and closed, but are access roads to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding areas.
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