Buckskin Mountains (Arizona-Utah) Article

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Buckskin Mountains
Buckskin Mountains is located in Arizona
Buckskin Mountains
Buckskin Mountains
Buckskin Mountains of Arizona and Utah
Highest point
PeakBuckskin Mountain
Elevation6,668 ft (2,032 m)
Coordinates 36°58′33″N 112°06′16″W / 36.97583°N 112.10444°W / 36.97583; -112.10444

36°58′33″N 112°06′16″W / 36.97583°N 112.10444°W / 36.97583; -112.10444
Length15 mi (24 km)
CountryUnited States
StatesArizona and Utah
Regions(north)- Kaibab Plateau
Vermilion Cliffs region
Counties Coconino County, AZ and Kane County, UT
Borders onWhite Cliffs
& Vermilion Cliffs-NW
Grand Staircase-Escalante
National Monument-N & NE
Vermilion Cliffs National
Monument & Coyote Buttes-E
Paria Plateau-SE
Cooper Ridge & Kaibab Plateau-S
Kanab Plateau-SW & W
Buckskin Gulch region at the northeast end

The Buckskin Mountains on the Arizona- Utah border, is about a 15-mile (24 km) long [1] mountain range divided almost equally in the counties of Coconino County, Arizona, and Kane County, Utah.

The range lies at the north end of the Kaibab Plateau, of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; the Kanab and Paria Plateaus of Arizona, lie southwest, and southeast.

The Buckskin Mountains border the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument of Arizona, southeast. The north portion of the range in Utah is located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

The northeast range terminus is Buckskin Gulch. To the range's east, across the narrow Coyote Valley of the north-flowing Coyote Wash, lies the Coyote Buttes of Arizona.


The range trends approximately north-northeast, and descends steeply on its southeast flank to Coyote Wash. The range highpoint is Buckskin Mountain located just south of the state border in Arizona at 6,668 feet (2,032 m). [2]


The northeast, east, and south of the Buckskin Mountains can be accessed from U.S. Route 89A in Arizona from House Rock, Arizona, Road 1065, the House Rock Valley Road; the road is almost due-north trending, and in Utah, the road becomes The Cockscomb Road, connecting to U.S. 89, 17-mi west of Big Water. [3]

Regions around the west and northwest of the Buckskin Mountains can be accessed from Kanab, and Canyon Point, Utah, 8-mi east of Kanab, on U.S. 89. U.S. 89 turns northeasterly at the mountains northwest flank, with access by unimproved roads.

The unimproved routes on the west, and southeast also connect to an improved route at the south terminus of the mountain range. The route comes from House Rock Valley Road, east, and its west route terminus, at U.S. 89A, 7-mi east [4] of Fredonia, Arizona.

See also


  1. ^ Utah DeLorme Atlas, pp. 58-59; Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas, pp. 28, 62.
  2. ^ Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas, p. 62.
  3. ^ Utah DeLorme Atlas, p. 59.
  4. ^ Utah DeLorme Atlas, p. 58.
  • Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas, Benchmark Maps, 2nd Edition, c. 1998, 112 pages.
  • Utah DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, 7th Edition, c. 2010, 54 pages.

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