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Ivins Mountain
Ivins Mountain - Zion West Rim Trail.jpg
East aspect, from West Rim Trail
Highest point
Elevation 7,019 ft (2,139 m)
Prominence 659 ft (201 m)
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Parent peak Inclined Temple (7,150 ft)
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS The Guardian Angels
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route class 5+ climbing

Ivins Mountain is a remote 7,019-foot (2,139 meter) elevation Navajo Sandstone summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States.

Description

Ivins Mountain is situated 7.5 mi (12.1 km) north of Springdale, Utah. Its nearest higher neighbor is Inclined Temple, one half mile to the south, and South Guardian Angel is set approximately three miles to the west. Its name was officially adopted in 1935 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. This geographical feature is named after Anthony W. Ivins (1852–1934), a pioneer of southern Utah, and Mormon Church official. The town of Ivins, Utah, also bears his name. The first ascent of Ivins Mountain via its west face was made in April 2015 by Dan Stih and Matthew Mower. Precipitation runoff from this mountain drains into North Creek, a tributary of the Virgin River.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Ivins Mountain. 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.

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