Mount Majestic facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Majestic
Mount Majestic (left), from the south.
(Cathedral Mountain right)
|Elevation||6,956 ft (2,120 m)|
|Prominence||636 ft (194 m)|
|Isolation||0.69 mi (1.11 km)|
|Parent peak||Castle Dome (7,060 ft)|
|Location||Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
|Parent range||Colorado Plateau|
|Topo map||USGS Temple of Sinawava|
|Age of rock||Jurassic|
|Type of rock||Navajo sandstone|
|Easiest route||class 5.4 climbing|
Mount Majestic, also known as Majestic Mountain, is a 6,956-foot (2,120 m) elevation Navajo Sandstone double-summit mountain located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. Mount Majestic is situated near the north end of Zion Canyon, towering 2,600-feet (790 meters) above the canyon floor and the North Fork Virgin River, which drains precipitation runoff from this mountain. Majestic is the parent to Cathedral Mountain, with only 0.24 mile of separation between them. Other neighbors include The Great White Throne, Observation Point, Red Arch Mountain, Lady Mountain, Castle Dome, Cable Mountain, and Angels Landing. This feature's name was officially adopted in 1934 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Mount Majestic. 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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