Mount Waas

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Mount Waas is located in the La Sal Mountain range, approximately 15 miles east of Moab as the crow flies. It's the high point of Grand County, and the 4th highest of the La Sal Mountains. Waas is also the highest peak of the northern cluster of La Sal Mountains, of which there are three clusters that form this range. La Sal is spanish for "The Salt" and Mount Waas was was named for a Ute Indian chief. Pronounced as if it rhymes with moss. Mount Waas is a pile of talus, expect steep talus slopes to make this day hike of about 3.5 miles to the summit.  Waas is not an appealing or popular climb, and not photogenic. But it is seen in many photos in the background of the iconic view of the famous Delicate Arch.  

Prominence: 1793 feet 

Elevation (feet): 12,331
Elevation (meters): 3,758
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Colorado Plateau
State: Utah
Latitude: 38.539134
Longitude: -109.227718
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Salt Lake City
Convenient Center: Moab

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