The Wellsville Mountains as seen from the air in mid-September. Box Elder peak and the Wellsville cone are both visible, September 2009.
|Peak||Box Elder Peak|
|Elevation||9,372 ft (2,857 m)|
|Length||28 mi (45 km) N/S|
|Width||17 mi (27 km) E/W|
|Area||307 sq mi (800 km2)|
|Etymology||Nearby City of Wellsville|
The mountains separate Cache Valley from the Wasatch Front (Bear River Valley), as well as form a portion of the border between Box Elder and Cache counties. Nearly all of the water collected by the Wellsville Mountains drains into the Bear River.
While only moderately tall, they are particularly narrow. For this reason, it is often claimed they are one of the steepest mountain ranges in North America. Box Elder (9,372 feet [2,857 m]) and the Wellsville Cone (9,356 feet [2,852 m]) are its two highest peaks. US-89/US-91 traverses Box Elder Canyon, Dry Canyon, and Wellsville Canyon, beginning east of Brigham City as a four-lane highway, curving north then northeast and entering Cache Valley at Wellsville.
The mountains were named for the nearby City of Wellsville.
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- "Wellsville Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
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- Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 393. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. Retrieved 16 Mar 2018.
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