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Round Mountain
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Round Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 6,185 ft (1,885 m)
Prominence 705 ft (215 m)
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Location Grand County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Warner Lake
Type of rock Gray hornblende plagioclase trachyte
Easiest route Scrambling class 3

Round Mountain is a small 6,185-foot (1,885 m) summit made of gray hornblende plagioclase trachyte in the Castle Valley in southeastern Grand County, Utah, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) east-northeast of Moab. Round Mountain is an extinct bysmalith, or igneous volcanic plug, that rises 700 feet (210 m) above the middle of the valley floor. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into Castle Creek, which is a tributary of the Colorado River. The nearest higher peak is Castleton Tower, 1.42 miles (2.29 km) to the southwest.

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