Clinton Peak

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Clinton Peak
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Clinton Peak
Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 13,864 ft (4,226 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 517 ft (158 m) [3]
Isolation 2.03 mi (3.27 km) [3]
Coordinates 39°22′06″N106°08′56″W / 39.3682033°N 106.1488478°W / 39.3682033; -106.1488478 Coordinates: 39°22′06″N106°08′56″W / 39.3682033°N 106.1488478°W / 39.3682033; -106.1488478 [1]
Geography
Location Continental Divide between
Lake and Park counties,
Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range Mosquito Range [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Climax, Colorado [1]

Clinton Peak is a high mountain summit in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,864-foot (4,226 m) thirteener is located 2.1 miles (3.3 km) east (bearing 86°) of Fremont Pass, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Lake County from Pike National Forest and Park County. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "CLINTON ET". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Clinton Peak includes an adjustment of +2.075 m (+6.81 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Clinton Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Clinton Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.