Bard Peak

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Bard Peak

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Bard Peak as seen from Mount Parnassus.
Highest point
Elevation 13,647 ft (4,160 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,701 ft (518 m) [2]
Isolation 5.43 mi (8.74 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 39°43′13″N105°48′14″W / 39.7202648°N 105.8038971°W / 39.7202648; -105.8038971 Coordinates: 39°43′13″N105°48′14″W / 39.7202648°N 105.8038971°W / 39.7202648; -105.8038971 [3]
Geography
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Bard Peak
Location Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range Front Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Grays Peak, Colorado [3]

Bard Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,647-foot (4,160 m) thirteener is located in Arapaho National Forest, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-northwest (bearing 293°) of the Town of Silver Plume in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

Elevation Height of a geographic location above a fixed reference point

The elevation of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface . The term elevation is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface.

In topography, prominence measures the height of a mountain or hill's summit relative to the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a summit. A peak's key col is a unique point on this contour line and the parent peak is some higher mountain, selected according to various objective criteria.

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Bard Peak includes an adjustment of +1.707 m (+5.60 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Bard Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Bard Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 19, 2014.