Fletcher Mountain

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Fletcher Mountain
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Fletcher Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 13,958 ft (4,254 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 611 ft (186 m) [2]
Isolation 1.27 mi (2.04 km) [2]
Parent peak Quandary Peak [2]
Coordinates 39°24′12″N106°07′44″W / 39.4033212°N 106.1289099°W / 39.4033212; -106.1289099 Coordinates: 39°24′12″N106°07′44″W / 39.4033212°N 106.1289099°W / 39.4033212; -106.1289099 [3]
Geography
Location Summit County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Mosquito Range, Tenmile Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Copper Mountain, Colorado [3]

Fletcher Mountain is a high mountain summit in the Tenmile Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,958-foot (4,254 m) thirteener is located in Arapaho National Forest, 8.1 miles (13.0 km) southwest by south (bearing 215°) of the Town of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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

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  1. 1 2 The elevation of Fletcher Mountain includes an adjustment of +2.037 m (+6.68 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Fletcher Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Fletcher Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.