Antelope Valley (Millard County)

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Coordinates: 38°43′27″N 113°55′22″W / 38.72412°N 113.92276°W / 38.72412; -113.92276
Antelope Valley (Millard County)
Valley
Country United States
State Utah
Region (eastern)-Great Basin
District Millard County
Borders on Burbank Hills-NW
Ferguson Desert-NE
Tunnel Springs Mountains-SE
Desert Range Experimental Station-SE
Mountain Home Range-SW
Parts Mormon Gap Reservoir
City Garrison, UT
Landmarks Ferguson Desert, Sevier Lake
Coordinates 38°43′27″N 113°55′22″W / 38.72412°N 113.92276°W / 38.72412; -113.92276
Length 25 mi (40 km), SW-NE [1]
Width 7 mi (11 km)
Antelope Valley (Millard County)
in Utah

The Antelope Valley of southwest Millard County, Utah is a small 25-mile (40 km) long[1] valley, adjacent the Ferguson Desert and 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Sevier Lake. The valley is just east of the Nevada border, with Snake Valley and the Burbank Hills. The other Antelope Valley of Utah occurs 165 miles (266 km) east in the Great Basin, in southeast Emery County and extending into adjacent Wayne County.

The Desert Range Experimental Station forms the entire southeast, central & south valley border, where the small, low elevation arid Tunnel Springs Mountains are located.[2]

Description[edit]

The Antelope Valley is southwest-northeast trending with a drainage northeast into the Ferguson Desert area. The valley also drains from the northeast flank of the Mountain Home Range adjacent the Nevada border to the southwest. The valley is narrow, only about 7 miles (11 km), at its widest.

Access[edit]

Utah State Route 21 transects the upper region of the valley at the alluvial fans of the Mountain Home Range. Route 21 crossing the valley is a NNW trending section, coming from Frisco and Milford, Utah to the town site closest to the valley, Garrison, Utah, northwest of Antelope Valley, and on the Utah-Nevada state line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Utah Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, c. 2010, p. 40-41.
  2. ^ Utah Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 40.