Francis Peak

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Francis Peak
Francis Peak is located in Utah
Francis Peak

Francis Peak
Location in Utah
Highest point
Elevation9524+ ft (2903+ m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence500 feet (152 m) [1]
Coordinates41°01′59″N 111°50′18″W / 41.0329999°N 111.8382715°W / 41.0329999; -111.8382715Coordinates: 41°01′59″N 111°50′18″W / 41.0329999°N 111.8382715°W / 41.0329999; -111.8382715[2]
Geography
LocationDavis County, Utah, U.S.
Parent rangeWasatch Range
Topo mapUSGS Peterson

Francis Peak, Elevation 9,560 feet (2,910 m), was named in honor of an early pioneer, Esther Charlotte Emily Weisbrodt Francis,[3] who contributed to the colonization of the Morgan Valley in Morgan county in Utah. One of the taller peaks of the Wasatch Range, Francis Peak is located on the border between Morgan and Davis counties, approximately 18 miles (29 km) north of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

The summit is accessible by hiking, biking, recreational vehicles, and automobile. Automobiles can access the peak via Skyline Drive in Bountiful and Farmington Canyon Road in Farmington. Camping sites, trails, small ponds, wildlife and great vistas are part of this rugged natural setting.

Elevation Dispute[edit]

U.S. Geological Survey lists Francis Peak as 9,547 feet above sea level. However, that was before the 1950s construction adding two radar domes. The natural height there now is 9,515 feet. The base of the radar facility adds 55 feet and the domes chip in 60 feet more for a total extra artificial height of 115 feet and a grand total of 9,630 feet above sea level.[4]


Panoramic view Great Salt Lake from Francis Peak

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Francis Peak, Utah". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  2. ^ "Francis Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  3. ^ Utah State History Markers and Monuments
  4. ^ http://www.standard.net/Ogden-Area-History-Bin/2014/07/31/Francis-Peak-Remote-Davis-Morgan-County-outpost

External links[edit]

Media related to Francis Peak at Wikimedia Commons