Beautiful Mountain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the mountain in New Mexico, USA. For the mountain in Nova Scotia, see Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia.
Beautiful Mountain
Beautiful Mountain is located in New Mexico
Beautiful Mountain
Beautiful Mountain
Elevation 9,392 ft (2,863 m)[1]
Prominence 1,508 ft (460 m)[1]
Listing San Juan County high point
Location
Location San Juan County, New Mexico, U.S.
Coordinates 36°29′20″N 108°59′21″W / 36.4888906°N 108.9892618°W / 36.4888906; -108.9892618Coordinates: 36°29′20″N 108°59′21″W / 36.4888906°N 108.9892618°W / 36.4888906; -108.9892618[2]
Topo map USGS Sanostee West

Beautiful Mountain (Navajo: Dziłkʼi Hózhóonii) is part of the Chuska Mountains and its summit is the highest point in San Juan County, New Mexico. The mountain is about 26 miles (42 km) southwest of the community of Shiprock in the Four Corners region. It is in the Navajo Nation and plays a significant role in Navajo mythology.

Legend[edit]

Navajo legend includes "Beautiful Mountain" as the feet of a large mythic male figure, with the Chuska Mountains comprising the body, Chuska Peak as the head and the Carrizo Mountains as the legs. Shiprock is said to be either a medicine pouch or a bow carried by the figure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beautiful Mountain, New Mexico". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Beautiful Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  3. ^ Linford, Laurance D. (2000). "Navajo Places: History, Legend, Landscape". Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. pp. 264–265. ISBN 0-87480-623-2. 

External links[edit]