The Janke Family

Monthly Archive: May 2013

Canaan Mountain

Most of us know where and what the “fours corners” are (where the corners of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, & New Mexico meet). But not many know about an amazing geological wonder that surrounds the St. George area. I guess you could call it the “three corners”. In the wilderness surrounding St. George the Colorado Plateau, Mojave Desert, and the Great Basin collide and have produced amazing areas of adventure. One place to witness this great collision is from the top of Canaan Mountain.

Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: 37-04’57” N, Longitude: 113-00’38” W

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: 37.0824834, Longitude: -113.0104948

We joined our friends Paul & Chantra Gooch and their mules and rode up to the top of Canaan Mountain last Saturday. It was a long day in the saddle, and my body was not happy with me the day after, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat to soak in the views from the top. To the West you can see Pine Mountain, the Kolob Cliffs & the East side of Zion. To the North & East, Bryce Canyon and the Paunsaugunt Plateau. To the South the Arizona Strip and Mount Trumbull which sits on the North rim of the Grand Canyon. I regret I only had my phone to take pictures with, next time I will remember a proper camera. Here are some pictures and a short video of our adventure: