Hite is a ghost town at the north end of Lake Powell along the Colorado River in western San Juan County, Utah, USA. Lake Powell, and all of its points of interest, is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service and available to the public for recreation. The town existed on land that Lake Powell now covers. Hite was named for Cass Hite, an early settler.[2] The name was transferred to a National Park Recreation Area at the north end of Lake Powell. The Hite Crossing Bridge, near the marina, carries Utah State Route 95 over the Colorado River and connects the area to the north of the lake.

Hite, Utah
Shadow of the Hite Crossing Bridge, showing where Hite is submerged by the Colorado River
Shadow of the Hite Crossing Bridge, showing where Hite is submerged by the Colorado River
Hite is located in Utah
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Hite is located in the United States
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Coordinates: 37°48′27″N 110°26′23″W / 37.80750°N 110.43972°W / 37.80750; -110.43972Coordinates: 37°48′27″N 110°26′23″W / 37.80750°N 110.43972°W / 37.80750; -110.43972
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountySan Juan
Established1881
Named forCass Hite
Elevation3,704 ft (1,129 m)
GNIS feature ID1455095[1]

ClimateEdit

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hite has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hite
  2. ^ Geological Survey Professional Paper. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 22.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Hite, Utah

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