Boulder Mountain is in south central Utah, at the north edge of the Escalante Grand Staircase, in the Dixie National Forest.   Utah State Route 12 traverses the southern and eastern shoulders of this nearly 11,000-foot high mountain.   Boulder Mountain is the highest plateau in North America at over 10,000 feet.   The small town of Boulder occurs on the southeastern foot of the forested mountain, at the northern edge of the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.
The photographs in the following pages were taken over several years of driving (4-wheel drive) and hiking, almost exclusively during the summer months.   I based my explorations out of a cabin in Boulder.   Places hiked to included Grass Lake, Deer Lake, Trail Point, Kings Pasture, and Divide Lake, all of which are within the Boulder or Deer Creek watersheds (both tributaries to the Escalante River).
All photos copyrighted by David L. Magney 2003-2005.