Boulder Mountain (Utah)

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Boulder Mountain
Boulder Mountain West.jpg
Boulder Mountain from the west alongside Route 24
Highest point
Elevation 11,317 ft (3,449 m)
Listing Utah county high points 1st[1]
Coordinates 38°07′30″N 111°30′03″W / 38.1249834°N 111.500733°W / 38.1249834; -111.500733Coordinates: 38°07′30″N 111°30′03″W / 38.1249834°N 111.500733°W / 38.1249834; -111.500733[2]
Boulder Mountain is located in Utah
Boulder Mountain
Boulder Mountain
Location in Utah
Location Wayne / Garfield counties, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Aquarius Plateau
Topo map USGS Blind Lake
Easiest route Road

Boulder Mountain in Utah, USA makes up half of the Aquarius Plateau of South Central Utah in Wayne and Garfield counties. The mountain rises to the west of Capitol Reef National Park and consists of steep slopes and cliffs with over 50,000 acres (200 km²) of rolling forest and meadowlands on the top.[3] It is the highest timbered plateau in North America and is part of the Dixie National Forest.

Utah Scenic Byway 12 traverses the eastern side of the mountain from Torrey through Boulder and on to Escalante. A series of unpaved backcountry roads and jeep trails provide access to the top during the brief snow free time, which is usually only a few months from July to September.

The Boulder Mountain cinquefoil (Potentilla angelliae) is a rare species of plant that is endemic to Boulder Mountain.[4]

Boulder Top has many small lakes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Utah County High Points". Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Boulder Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Boulder Mountain - Basic Fishing, Hiking and Camping Information". Archived from the original on 2015-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Potentilla angelliae". The Nature Conservancy. 

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