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Pahvant Range
View of the Pahvant Range, looking southeast from Fillmore, July 2013
Highest point
Peak Mine Camp Peak (Pavant Range
center, west
(Millard County))
Dimensions
Length 50 mi (80 km) SSW x NNE
Width 15 mi (24 km) E-W
Geography
Pavant Range in Utah
Country United States
Range coordinates 38°52′27″N 112°15′13″W / 38.87413°N 112.25355°W / 38.87413; -112.25355

The Pahvant Range (also Pavant Range) is a mountain range in central Utah, United States, east of Fillmore.

Description

The range is named for the Pahvant tribe, a branch of the Ute people. The tallest peak is Mine Camp Peak at 10,222 feet (3,116 m). Most of the land in the Pavant range is part of Fishlake National Forest.

Richfield lies in the Sevier River valley to the southeast of the range and Fillmore lies in the Pavant Valley along the northwest side of the range.

The Pavant Range merges into the Tushar Mountains on the south.

Transportation

Interstate 15 crosses the extreme north end of the range at Scipio pass, near Scipio. Interstate 70 crosses at a pass between the Pavant Range and the Tushar Mountains to the south.

Meteorite

Iron meteorite fragments with a mass of 240 grams (8.5 oz) named the Salina meteorite were found in the Pavant Range in 1908.

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