Parriott Mesa seen from Utah State Route 128
|Elevation||6,155 ft (1,876 m) |
|Prominence||1,075 ft (328 m) |
|Location||Grand County, Utah|
|Parent range||Colorado Plateau|
|Topo map||USGS Big Bend|
|Type of rock||Sandstone|
Parriott Mesa is a 6,155 ft sandstone summit in Grand County of Utah, United States. Parriott Mesa is located at Castle Valley, Utah, near the city of Moab. The name honors Dale M. Parriott (1885-1958), who was a Moab settler, and owned a ranch house in Castle Valley. Parriott Mesa is a thin 0.4 mile wide, and 1.5 mile long north-to-south mesa with 400 ft vertical Wingate Sandstone walls. Precipitation runoff from the mesa drains into the Colorado River which is about a mile away. The nearest higher peak is The Priest, 1.76 miles (2.83 km) to the east.
Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit, when highs average 60 to 80 °F and lows average 30 to 50 F. Summer temperatures often exceed 100 °F. Winters are cold, with highs averaging 30 to 50 °F, and lows averaging 0 to 20 °F. As part of a high desert region, it can experience wide daily temperature fluctuations. The area receives an average of less than 10 inches (25 cm) of rain annually.