Aquarius Plateau

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Boulder Mountain (11,328 feet (3,452.8 m)) on the Aquarius Plateau.

Coordinates: 38°05′N 111°30′W / 38.083°N 111.500°W / 38.083; -111.500 The Aquarius Plateau is a physiographic region in the High Plateaus Section of the Colorado Plateau Province. It is located within Garfield and Wayne counties in south-central Utah.

Geography[edit]

The plateau, a tectonic uplift on the much larger Colorado Plateau landform, is the highest in Utah.[1][2] It is over 900 square miles (2330 km²) of mostly forested highland, much of which is part of Dixie National Forest.

It has over 50,000 acres (200 km²) of rolling hilly terrain above 11,000 feet (3350 m). The plateau includes Boulder Mountain which peaks at 11,328 feet (3,452.8 m) at Bluebell Knoll.

Parks[edit]

Parks and protected areas on the Aquarius Plateau or its perimeter include Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and the Dixie National Forest.

Section diagram[edit]

The Grand Staircase, with Aquarius Plateau on its northern edge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flint, Richard Foster; Denny, Charles Storrow (1958). "Quaternary geology of Boulder Mountain, Aquarius Plateau, Utah". U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin. 1061-d: 104. doi:10.3133/b1061D.
  2. ^ Morris, Jesse L.; Brunelle, Andrea; Munson, A. Steven; Spencer, Jessica; Power, Mitchell J. (October 2013). "Holocene vegetation and fire reconstructions from the Aquarius Plateau, Utah, USA". Quaternary International. 310: 111–123. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2012.10.055.

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