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Are the Wasatch Mountains part of the Rocky Mountain range?

The Wasatch Range (/ˈw?ːsæt?/ WAH-satch) is a mountain range in the western United States that runs about 160 miles (260 km) from the Utah-Idaho border south to central Utah . It is the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, and the eastern edge of the Great Basin region.

Also, what mountains are near Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City is located in a large valley, the Salt Lake Valley, separated by the Wasatch Mountains to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west.

Beside above, are Utah mountains part of Rockies? The Rocky Mountains include at least 100 separate ranges, which are generally divided into four broad groupings: the Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies of Montana and northeastern Idaho; the Middle Rockies of Wyoming, Utah, and southeastern Idaho; the Southern Rockies, mainly in Colorado and New Mexico; and the

Regarding this, what mountain range is Park City?

Wasatch Mountains

What type of plate boundary is the Rocky Mountains?

They were created by the North American plate crashing into the Pacific plate when they were on the western North American plate boundary. There were several series of mountain building and volcanism on the Western edge forming the Rockies, the Intermountain West, the Sierra Nevada, and the California coastal range.

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What mountains go through Utah?

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How wide are the Rocky Mountains?

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What is Park City famous for?

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