Dallas Peak

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Dallas Peak
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South aspect
Highest point
Elevation 13,815 ft (4,211 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 869 ft (265 m) [2]
Parent peak Mount Sneffels
Isolation 2.02 mi (3.25 km) [2]
Coordinates 37°59′17″N107°49′25″W / 37.9880489°N 107.8236738°W / 37.9880489; -107.8236738 Coordinates: 37°59′17″N107°49′25″W / 37.9880489°N 107.8236738°W / 37.9880489; -107.8236738 [3]
Naming
Etymology George M. Dallas
Geography
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Dallas Peak
Location Ouray and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains,
Sneffels Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Telluride, Colorado [3]

Dallas Peak is a high mountain summit in the Sneffels Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,815-foot (4,211 m) thirteener is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) north by west (bearing 354°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide between Ouray and San Miguel counties. [1] [2] [3]

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Etymology

This mountain's name was officially adopted by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to commemorate George M. Dallas (1792–1864), American politician and diplomat who served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1828 to 1829, and as the 11th vice president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. [4]

Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Dallas Peak is located in an alpine subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and cool to warm summers. [5] Due to its altitude, it receives precipitation all year, as snow in winter, and as thunderstorms in summer, with a dry period in late spring. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains south into the San Miguel River, and north to the Uncompahgre River via Dallas Creek.

See also

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Sunshine Mountain

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Precipice Peak

Precipice Peak is a 13,144-foot-elevation (4,006 meter) mountain summit located in Hinsdale County, of Colorado, United States. It is situated 10.5 miles northeast of the community of Ouray, in the Uncompahgre Wilderness, on land managed by Uncompahgre National Forest. It is part of the San Juan Mountains which is a subset of the Rocky Mountains, and is situated west of the Continental Divide. Topographic relief is significant as the west aspect rises 2,700 feet (823 meters) above Bilk Creek in approximately one mile. The mountain's name was officially adopted by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 1966. It is so named because of a very prominent precipice on the mountain's east face.

Potosi Peak

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Mount Emma

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Dallas Peak includes an adjustment of +1.861 m (+6.11 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Dallas Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Dallas Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.
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