Braddock Peak

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Braddock Peak
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Braddock Peak
Highest point
Elevation 11,972 ft (3,649 m) [1] [2]
Coordinates 40°28′48″N105°54′46″W / 40.48°N 105.9127778°W / 40.48; -105.9127778 Coordinates: 40°28′48″N105°54′46″W / 40.48°N 105.9127778°W / 40.48; -105.9127778 [2]
Geography
Location Jackson County, Colorado, U.S. [2]
Parent range Never Summer Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Richthofen, Colorado [2]

Braddock Peak is a mountain summit in the Never Summer Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 11,972-foot (3,649 m) peak is located in State Forest State Park, 3.0 miles (4.8 km) south-southwest (bearing 201°) of Cameron Pass in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2]

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Mountain

Braddock Peak lies 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east-northeast of Seven Utes Mountain, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west of Snow Lake, and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of the boundary of Routt National Forest and the Never Summer Wilderness. [2]

It is named for Dr. William A. Braddock (1929–2003), Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1958 to 1994. Dr. Braddock and his students geologically mapped over 750 square miles (1,900 km2) of the northern Front Range, including the summit named for him. He was the principal author of The Geologic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park. Following his retirement, Dr. Braddock taught the lay public about the geology in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. [3]

Descriptions of hiking routes in this area that predate adoption of the Braddock Peak name refer to this summit as Point 11,960. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Braddock Peak includes an adjustment of +1.619 m (+5.31 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Braddock Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. "Quarterly Review List 397" (PDF). United States Board on Geographic Names. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  4. "Mount Mahler". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-07.