Escalante Desert looking southwest from the Lund Highway
|Area||3,270 sq mi (8,500 km2)|
The Escalante Desert is northwest of Cedar City in Iron County, Utah, and extends into part of Millard County. The region spans most of Iron County, which annually has 13 inches (330 mm) rainfall and 5.9 feet (1.8 m) snowfall. The Escalante region also lies primarily between State Route 56 and Route 21, as well as north and west of Interstate 15.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Escalante Desert (1440959), Escalante Valley (1440962), Lund Flats (1430016), Lund (1430015), Beryl Junction (1437499)
- "Best Places to Live...Utah". BestPlaces.net.
Iron County, UT, gets 13 inches of rain per year
- William R. Lund, Southern Utah Office (December 21, 2005). "Earth Fissures near Beryl Junction in the Escalante Desert". Archived from the original on December 17, 2005.