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Grand Canyon Plateaus

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointKaibab Plateau High Point (9200+ ft/2804+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesArizona (91%), Utah (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area12,798 sq mi / 33,146 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent141 mi / 227 km North-South
144 mi / 231 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 17' N; 112° 43' W
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Map of Grand Canyon Plateaus
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Grand Canyon Plateaus.
Colorado PlateauLevel 3 (Parent)
         Roan CliffsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Utah PlateausLevel 4 (Sibling)
         CanyonlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Grand Canyon PlateausLevel 4
                 Kanab PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Shivwits PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Unikaret PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Kaibab PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Paria PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Coconino PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
         Navajo AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Arizona HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southeast Colorado PlateauLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Grand Canyon Plateaus

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Kaibab Plateau High Point9200+2804+Kaibab Plateau
2.Lookout Tower Hill91652793Kaibab Plateau
3.Saddle Mountain Wilderness High Point9120+2780+Kaibab Plateau
4.Under Rim High Peak8960+2731+Kaibab Plateau
5.Peak 888188812707Kaibab Plateau
6.Saddle Mountain Overlook Point88482697Kaibab Plateau
7.North Rim Edge High Point88002682Kaibab Plateau
8.Saddle Mountain84242568Kaibab Plateau
9.Peak 837983792554Kaibab Plateau
10.Mount Hayden83622549Kaibab Plateau
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Kaibab Plateau High Point9200+2804+Kaibab Plateau
2.Mount Trumbull80292447Unikaret Plateau
3.Grandview Benchmark7520+2292+Coconino Plateau
4.Timber Mountain7480+2280+Kanab Plateau
5.Vermilion Cliffs73562242Paria Plateau
6.Mount Dellenbaugh70722156Shivwits Plateau



Photos of Peaks in the Grand Canyon Plateaus

Lookout Tower Hill
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Grand Canyon North Rim lookout tower (2012-08-25). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Saddle Mountain
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Saddle Mountain from the Nankoweap trail junction (2018-05-20). Photo by Charlie Winger.
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Mount Hayden
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Mount Hayden as viewed from Point Imperial on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (2016-05-25). Photo by Charlie Winger.
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Mount Trumbull
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The start of many adventures-the trailhead. This is the one for Mount Trumbull (2010-06-11). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Vishnu Temple
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Vishnu Temple as viewed from Point Royale on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (2014-10-06). Photo by Charlie Winger.
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Coronado Butte
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Coronado Butte (2018-05-15). Photo by Charlie Winger.
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Cedar Mountain
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Cedar Mountain (2018-05-18). Photo by Charlie Winger.
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Escalante Butte
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Escalante Butte (2015). Photo by Gary Spencer.
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O'Neill Butte
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O'Neill Butte (2015). Photo by Gary Spencer.
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Moccasin Mountains-South Tip
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High point is near this location (2017-10-09). Photo by Andy Martin.
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