Hogup Mountains at NW Great Salt Lake
|Peak||Tangent Peak ((northwest)-Hogup Mountains)|
|Elevation||7,047 ft (2,148 m)|
|Length||25 mi (40 km) N-S|
|Width||9 mi (14 km) (width at center
less at north & south)
|Regions||(Great Basin Desert)
(northeast)-Great Salt Lake Desert
|Borders on||(northern)-Great Salt Lake Desert-
-W & NW, SW & S
Utah Route 30-NW
Park Valley, Utah-NW
Curlew Valley &
Great Salt Lake-NE, E & SE
Great Salt Lake Desert-S
The Hogup Mountains are a small 25-mile (40 km) long mountain range located in central Box Elder County, Utah, USA. The range lies on the northwest perimeter of the Great Salt Lake, and also lies surrounded by the Great Salt Lake Desert; it lies in the desert's northeast.
Three major peaks are found in the mountain's center, Tangent and Scorpio Peaks, and Shelter Mountain. Also, 3 mi east in the Great Salt Lake, an outlying peak is named Dolphin Island.
The Hogup Mountains have a central section containing the three major peaks; the mountain range narrows both northerly and southerly into the Great Salt Lake Desert, but the northeast does have another small 7 mi ridgeline that trends exactly NNW x SSE.
Broom Mountain, 4,782 feet (1,458 m), anchors the southern mountain section on the named Hogup Ridge. The central peaks are Scorpio Peak (southeast), 6,560 feet (1,999 m), and due west, Shelter Mountain, 5,964 feet (1,818 m). In the center-north lies the range highpoint, Tangent Peak, 7,047 feet (2,148 m).
- Utah, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 14-15.
- DeLorme Atlas, p. 10-11.
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