Wellsville Mountains

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Wellsville Mountains
The Wellsville Mountains as seen from an airplane.
The Wellsville Mountains as seen from the air in mid-September. Box Elder peak and the Wellsville cone are both visible.
Highest point
Peak Box Elder Peak[1]
Elevation 9,372 ft (2,857 m)
Coordinates 41°38′08″N 112°00′52″W / 41.635624°N 112.014561°W / 41.635624; -112.014561Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 112°00′52″W / 41.635624°N 112.014561°W / 41.635624; -112.014561
Dimensions
Length 28 mi (45 km) N/S
Width 17 mi (27 km) E/W
Area 307 sq mi (800 km2)
Geography
A map of Utah showing the location of the Wellsville Mountains
A map of Utah showing the location of the Wellsville Mountains
Country United States
State Utah

The Wellsville Mountains are located in northern Utah and are often considered part of the Wasatch Mountains. The mountains separate the Cache Valley from the Wasatch Front. Nearly all of the water collected by the Wellsville Mountains drains into the Bear River.[2]

While only moderately tall, they are particularly narrow. For this reason, it is often claimed they are one of the steepest mountain ranges in North America.[3][4][5] Box Elder (9,372') and the Wellsville Cone (9,356') are its two highest peaks. U.S. 89/91 traverses Box Elder Canyon, Dry Canyon, and Wellsville Canyon, beginning east of Brigham City as a four-lane highway, curving north then northeast and entering the Cache Valley at Wellsville.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Elder Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wellsville Mountains". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ [1] Wilderness.net, Last Checked 08-21-2007
  4. ^ Bear River Association of Governments, Last Checked 08-21-2007
  5. ^ [2] Publiclands.org, Last Checked 08-21-2007

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