Argentine Peak

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Argentine Peak
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Argentine Peak, July 2006
Highest point
Elevation 13,743 ft (4,189 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 638 ft (194 m) [3]
Isolation 1.49 mi (2.40 km) [3]
Coordinates 39°36′44″N105°46′38″W / 39.6122095°N 105.7770941°W / 39.6122095; -105.7770941 Coordinates: 39°36′44″N105°46′38″W / 39.6122095°N 105.7770941°W / 39.6122095; -105.7770941 [1]
Geography
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Argentine Peak
Location Continental Divide between
Clear Creek and Summit counties, Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range Front Range [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Montezuma, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Argentine Peak is a high mountain summit in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,743-foot (4,189 m) thirteener is located in Arapaho National Forest, 8.5 miles (13.6 km) southwest by south (bearing 211°) of Georgetown, Colorado, United States. The summit lies on the Continental Divide between Clear Creek and Summit counties. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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The peak is approximately 1 mile south of Argentine Pass. The peak and the pass take their names from the Argentine District, Colorado's first major silver mining district. Argentum is the Latin word for silver, for the silver ore found in the area. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "SOUTH ARGENTINE RESET". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Argentine Peak includes an adjustment of +1.830 m (+6.00 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Argentine Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Argentine Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. "Colorado's Summits – 13,000 to 13,999 feet". ClimbMountains.com. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  6. Edward L. Berthoud, On Rifts of Ice in the Rocks Near the Summit of Mt. McClellan, Colorado, and on the Different Limits of Vegetation on Adjoining Summits in the Territory, American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XI, No, LXII (Feb. 1876); page 108.