View south-southeast, from Timpie area
|Elevation||11,035 ft (3,363 m)|
|Length||28 mi (45 km) N-S|
|Regions||Great Basin Desert and Great Salt Lake Desert|
The Stansbury Mountains are a 28-mile (45 km) long mountain range located in eastern Tooele County, Utah. The north end of the range borders the southwest of the Great Salt Lake at Stansbury Bay.
The range trends north-south, and lies in the region of the southeast Great Salt Lake Desert. Dugway (and the Dugway Proving Ground) is adjacent southwest at the desert's perimeter; Skull Valley trends north from Dugway, and is the west border of the Stansbury Mountains.
The range trends north-south, and is connected with a similar trending range at the south, the Onaqui Mountains. The range is widest at the south, about 10-mi, and narrows to about 6-mi at the Great Salt Lake.
The highpoint of the range is Deseret Peak, 11,035 feet (3,363 m), in the Deseret Peak Wilderness. The range is mostly a massif, with a continuous ridgeline from north-to-south; the last 3-mi north narrows to Long Rock Basin at Timpie. Timpie Springs Waterfowl Management Area at the lakeshore, borders Timpie, and the range's foothill.
Skull Valley borders the range's west, with the Skull Valley Indian Reservation at the southwest foothills, and north of Dugway. Tooele Valley borders the range's east, with the communities of Burmester, Grantsville, and Rush Valley.
The east side of the range contains numerous communities, and the Tooele Army Depot at multiple sites. Utah Route 138 traverses the range's northeast to Grantsville from I-80. Interstate 80 lies at the north end of the range at Timpie, connecting Delle west to Burmester east.
- Utah, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 16-17, 24-25.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stansbury Mountains
- DeLorme Atlas, p. 16-17.
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