Elliott Mountain

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Elliott Mountain
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Elliott Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 12,346 ft (3,763 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 2,240 ft (683 m) [2]
Isolation 5.13 mi (8.26 km) [2]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 37°44′04″N108°03′29″W / 37.734439°N 108.0581288°W / 37.734439; -108.0581288 Coordinates: 37°44′04″N108°03′29″W / 37.734439°N 108.0581288°W / 37.734439; -108.0581288 [3]
Geography
Location Dolores County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range San Miguel Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Rico, Colorado [3]

Elliot Mountain is a prominent mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,346-foot (3,763 m) peak is located in San Juan National Forest, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northwest (bearing 335°) of the Town of Rico in Dolores County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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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A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. The topographic terms acme, apex, peak, and zenith are synonymous.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Elliott Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.709 m (+5.61 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Elliott Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Elliott Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.