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Thousand Lake Mountain
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Thousand Lake Mountain from the south near Teasdale, October 2004
Highest point
Elevation 11,300 ft (3,444.2 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 2,346 ft (715 m)
Geography
Location Wayne County, Utah
United States
Parent range Aquarius Plateau
Topo map USGS Flat Top
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Thousand Lake Mountain is a mountain in northwest Wayne County, Utah, United States, just northwest of Capitol Reef National Park and north of Boulder Mountain.

Description

Thousand Lake Mountain is surrounded by several small towns (Loa, Lyman, Fremont, Bicknell, Teasdale, and Torrey). The areas on and around Thousand Lake Mountain are used for farming, camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing. Thousand Lake Mountain is located in the easternmost section of Fishlake National Forest. A section of the Great Western Trail traverses the mountain from north to south. Thousand Lake Mountain is covered in boulders while Boulder Mountain has many lakes. There are several stories supposing to explain the mismatched names, most feasibly a cartographer writing the names he had been given on the wrong hills and not catching the mistake before maps were published.

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