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South Guardian Angel
South Guardian Angel, Zion.jpg
Northeast aspect, from West Rim Trail
Highest point
Elevation 7,140 ft (2,180 m)
Prominence 1,205 ft (367 m)
Isolation 1.43 mi (2.30 km)
Parent peak North Guardian Angel (7,395 ft)
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS The Guardian Angels
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route class 3+ scrambling

South Guardian Angel is a 7,140-foot (2,176 meter) elevation summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States.

Description

South Guardian Angel, a formation composed of white Navajo Sandstone, is situated 8.0 mi (12.9 km) north-northwest of Springdale, Utah. Its nearest higher neighbor is North Guardian Angel, 1.44 mi (2 km) to the north. The Subway, a small, uniquely-shaped slot canyon, is set between these two peaks. The South Guardian Angel name was officially adopted in 1934 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Precipitation runoff from this mountain drains into North Creek, a tributary of the Virgin River.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit South Guardian Angel. 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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