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Solomon Temple
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Solomon Temple centered in bullseye.
Southwest aspect, from Grandview Point.
Highest point
Elevation 5,121 ft (1,561 m)
Prominence 661 ft (201 m)
Isolation 1.41 mi (2.27 km)
Parent peak Rama Shrine (6,406 ft)
Geography
Location Grand Canyon National Park
Coconino County, Arizona, US
Parent range Kaibab Plateau
Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Cape Royal
Type of rock limestone, sandstone, shale

Solomon Temple is a 5,121-foot-elevation (1,561 meter) summit located in the Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, USA. It is situated four miles north of Moran Point, 3.5 miles east of Newberry Butte, and 1.5 mile southeast of Rama Shrine, its nearest higher neighbor. Topographic relief is significant as it rises 2,500 feet (760 meters) above the Colorado River in less than one mile.

Solomon Temple was named after historical king Solomon by geologist François E. Matthes, following Clarence Dutton's practice of naming geographical features in the Grand Canyon after mythological deities and heroic figures. This feature's name was officially adopted in 1906 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

Solomon Temple is a butte composed of Mississippian Redwall Limestone, which overlays shale of the Cambrian Tonto Group. The Solomon Temple Member of the Dox Formation is so named because of exposures 2.4 kilometers northeast of this butte.

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Solomon Temple is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone.

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