Golden Throne (mountain)
The Golden Throne from Capitol Gorge
|Elevation||7,042 ft (2,146 m) NGVD 29|
|Prominence||462 ft (141 m) |
|Location||Wayne County, Utah U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Golden Throne|
|Easiest route||Strenuous hike|
The Golden Throne is a mountain located in Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah, U.S.. It is a rock formation dome made of a gold color stained Navajo Sandstone, which is particularly special because normally the sandstone is creamy white or red. The presence of a small amount of the Carmel Formation on top of the Navajo Sandstone is the reason for this staining.
A two mile long trail runs below the mountain. The summit is 7,042 feet (2,146 m) in elevation and sits in the Waterpocket Fold, a 200-mile (320 km) long landform.
The summit is very difficult to reach and may take several hours using the shortest route.
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