WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
PINE VALLEY MOUNTAIN(S)
Washington County, Utah
The Pine Valley Mountains are a small range of mountains
covering a 120 square mile area
including the 10,365 foot high Pine Valley Mountain.
LOCATIONThis is a major geographical feature right in the center of Washington County and surrounded (clockwise) by the communities of
Features of the Pine Valley Mountains include:
Flat Top Mountain
Pine Valley Mountain
The highest point is Signal Peak on the south end of the range.
37° 19' 10.91" North Latitude, 113° 29' 31.31" West Longitude
10,365 feet (3,159 meters) MSL
HISTORYThe Pine Valley Mountains are also home to the massive Pine Valley Laccolith, a strange dome-like rock outcropping formed by a heavy pressure of magma under sedimentary rock. The isolation of this desert range has made it a haven to threatened species like the zebra-tailed lizard and even unique subspecies, such as the Uinta chipmunk.
The pioneers used Pine Valley Mountain as a source of water, lumber, and a place where they could escape the heat of the lower elevation country.
Pine Valley Mountains as seen from the east
Pine Valley Mountains as seen from St. George
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