kids encyclopedia robot

Lady Mountain facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Lady Mountain
Zion Lodge view of Lady Mountain.jpg
East aspect, from Zion Lodge
Highest point
Elevation 6,945 ft (2,117 m)
Prominence 305 ft (93 m)
Isolation 0.84 mi (1.35 km)
Parent peak Point 7180
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Temple of Sinawava
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route class 5.4 climbing

Lady Mountain is a 6,945-foot (2,117 m) elevation Navajo Sandstone summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. Lady Mountain is situated immediately west of Zion Lodge, towering over 2,700-feet (820 meters) above the lodge and the floor of Zion Canyon. It is set on the west side of the North Fork Virgin River which drains precipitation runoff from this mountain. Its neighbors include Mount Majestic, Cathedral Mountain, The Great White Throne, Red Arch Mountain, Mountain of the Sun, Mount Moroni, Castle Dome, and The Sentinel. This feature was called "Cliff Dwelling Mountain" and "Mount Zion" before the Lady Mountain name was officially adopted in 1934 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. It is so named for markings of which early visitors saw a resemblance to a lady's face. In 1925 the park service constructed a climbing "trail" with cables and ladders to the summit, one of the first in the park, but it was later deconstructed due to numerous rescues and fatalities.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Lady 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.

Gallery

kids search engine
Lady Mountain Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.