Pahvant Range

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Pahvant Range
Mountains to the southeast of FIllmore, Utah.JPG
View of the Pahvant Range, looking southeast from Fillmore, July 2013
Highest point
PeakMine Camp Peak (Pavant Range
center, west
(Millard County))
Coordinates38°52′27″N 112°15′13″W / 38.87413°N 112.25355°W / 38.87413; -112.25355
Dimensions
Length50 mi (80 km) SSW x NNE
Width15 mi (24 km) E-W
Geography
Pahvant Range is located in Utah
Pahvant Range
Pavant Range in Utah
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
RegionGreat Basin Desert, southeast
CountiesMillard and Sevier
CitiesFillmore, Richfield &
Maple Grove
Range coordinates38°54′N 112°13′W / 38.900°N 112.217°W / 38.900; -112.217Coordinates: 38°54′N 112°13′W / 38.900°N 112.217°W / 38.900; -112.217
Borders onCanyon Mountains-NNW
Sevier Desert-W & NW
Tushar Mountains-S
Valley Mountains-(minor range)-NE
Sevier Plateau-E & SE

The Pahvant Range (also Pavant Range)[1] is a mountain range in central Utah, United States, east of Fillmore.[2]

Description[edit]

The range is named for the Pahvant tribe, a branch of the Ute people. The tallest peak is Mine Camp Peak at 10,222 feet (3,116 m).[2] Most of the land in the Pavant range is part of Fishlake National Forest.

Richfield lies in the Sevier River valley to the southeast of the range and Fillmore lies in the Pavant Valley along the northwest side of the range.[3]

The Pavant Range merges into the Tushar Mountains on the south.

Transportation[edit]

Interstate 15 crosses the extreme north end of the range at Scipio pass, near Scipio.[4] Interstate 70 crosses at a pass between the Pavant Range and the Tushar Mountains to the south.[3]

Meteorite[edit]

Iron meteorite fragments with a mass of 240 grams (8.5 oz) named the Salina meteorite were found in the Pavant Range in 1908.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pahvant Range,
  2. ^ a b Utah Road and Recreation Atlas (Map). 1:250000. Benchmark Maps. 2002. p. 66. ISBN 0-929591-74-7.
  3. ^ a b Richfield, Utah, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1980
  4. ^ Delta, Utah, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1989
  5. ^ William F. Case. "Have meteorites or meteorite craters been found in Utah?". Utah Geological Survey - Utah Division of Natural Resources.

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