Beaver Dam Mountains

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Beaver Dam Mountains
Beaver Dam Mountains 1.jpg
north section massif
West Mountain Peak (Washington County, UT)
Highest point
Peak West Mountain Peak (Washington County) ((northwest)-Beaver Dam Mountains)
Elevation 7,680 ft (2,340 m)
Coordinates 37°9′19″N 113°53′0″W / 37.15528°N 113.88333°W / 37.15528; -113.88333
Dimensions
Length 23 mi (37 km) NNW-SSE
Width 13 mi (21 km)
Geography
Beaver Dam Mountains is located in Utah
Beaver Dam Mountains
Beaver Dam Mountains
Beaver Dam Mountains
of southwest Utah and Arizona
Country United States
States Utah and Arizona
Regions (northeast-perimeter)-Mojave Desert
(southeast)-Great Basin
Counties Washington and Mohave
Communities Saint George, Utah, Shivwits, Utah and Littlefield, Arizona
Range coordinates 37°05′09″N 113°48′19″W / 37.0858°N 113.8052°W / 37.0858; -113.8052Coordinates: 37°05′09″N 113°48′19″W / 37.0858°N 113.8052°W / 37.0858; -113.8052
Borders on Tule Springs Hills-W-(Nevada)
Clover Mountains-NW-(Nevada)
Bull Valley Mountains-N
Red Mountains-NE
Saint George, UT-E
Virgin River and Gorge- S and SE
Virgin Mountains-S and SSW-(Arizona)
Virgin Valley-S and SW

The Beaver Dam Mountains are a 23 miles (37 km) long mountain range located mostly in extreme southwest Washington County, Utah, west of St. George, with the south of the range extending into the Arizona Strip.

The range contains the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness which straddles the state's borders. The south of the range can be impressively seen from Interstate 15, as it traverses the corridor into Utah through the Virgin River Gorge, as the Virgin River exits the west of the Colorado Plateau.

Description[edit]

The range contains two sections. The northern massif is anchored by the highpoint (photo), of the West Mountain Peak (Washington County), 7,680 feet (2,341 m).[1] The eastern flank of the north massif contains Shivwits, Utah in the center of a section of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the Shivwits Band of Utah. Utah highway 91 traverses the northwest-southeast sections through Utah Hill Summit.[2]

The center of the range is adjacent to the Highway 91 mountain pass, and Tahoari (peak), 5,523 feet (1,683 m).[1][3]

Access[edit]

The center of the range at about 4,731 ft (1,442 m),[1] (Utah Hill Summit), can be easily accessed from the west-southwest by Highway 91, from Littlefield, Arizona. The east and southeast of the range can be accessed by routes from St. George and Interstate 15.

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Azurite specimen from the old Apex mine near Jarvis Peak