Round Mountain (Grand County, Utah) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRound Mountain
|Elevation||6,185 ft (1,885 m)|
|Prominence||705 ft (215 m)|
|Location||Grand County, Utah
|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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