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Cave Knoll




Plate 1461X. Cave Knoll 1872 – 2007 Viewed west across Cave Valley from Cave Knoll on the Lower Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park. The Pine Valley Mountains are in the distance. Pinyon, juniper, oakbrush, Utah serviceberry, and sagebrush have increased, except where private inholdings have been cleared. Gullies have formed below the knoll. Native grasses have declined.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by John Hillers (No. 703) in 1872; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2007 - - Photo No. 5818-21. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush, Sagebrush, Dry Meadow


South West: Section 9, Range 11 West, Township 40 South; UTM 313742 E, 4132883 N; elevation 6,347 ft.

January 2018