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Cave Knoll




Plate 1462X. Cave Knoll 1872 – 2007 Viewed southeast from Cave Knoll on the Lower Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park. A ponderosa pine now blocks the view on the right. Pinyon, juniper, ponderosa pine, shinney-leaf ceanothus, oakbrush, Utah serviceberry, and sagebrush have all increased, while native grasses have declined. A new gully has formed. Note the abandoned metal stock tank in the retake (photo left-center).

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by John Hillers (No. 712) in 1872; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2007 - - Photo No. 5818-23. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush, Sagebrush


South West: Section 9, Range 11 West, Township 40 South; UTM 313794 E, 4132755 N; elevation 6,297 ft.

January 2018