Aquarius Plateau

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Boulder Mountain (11,328 feet (3,452.8 m)) on the Aquarius Plateau.

Coordinates: 38°05′N 111°30′W / 38.083°N 111.500°W / 38.083; -111.500 The Aquarius Plateau is a physiographic region in the High Plateaus Section of the Colorado Plateau Province. It is located within Garfield and Wayne counties in south-central Utah.

Geography[edit]

The plateau, an tectonic uplift on the much larger Colorado Plateau landform, is the highest in North America. It is over 900 square miles (2330 km²) of mostly forested highland, much of which is part of Dixie National Forest.

It has over 50,000 acres (200 km²) of rolling hilly terrain above 11,000 feet (3350 m). The plateau includes Boulder Mountain which peaks at 11,328 feet (3,452.8 m) at Bluebell Knoll.

Parks[edit]

Parks and protected areas on the Aquarius Plateau or its perimeter include Bryce Canyon National Park and the Dixie National Forest

Section diagram[edit]

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The Grand Staircase, with Aquarius Plateau on its northern edge.

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