Golden Throne (mountain)

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For the mountain in the Karakoram, see Baltoro Kangri.

Coordinates: 38°13′09″N 111°11′04″W / 38.21917°N 111.18444°W / 38.21917; -111.18444

The Golden Throne from Capitol Gorge

The Golden Throne is a mountain located in Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah, United States. 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 just over 6,400 feet (2,000 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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