Gilpin Peak

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Gilpin Peak
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Gilpin Peak and Wright Lake
Highest point
Elevation 13,700 ft (4,176 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 720 ft (219 m) [2]
Parent peak Mount Sneffels [2]
Isolation 1.20 mi (1.93 km) [2]
Coordinates 37°59′12″N107°47′35″W / 37.9866601°N 107.7931174°W / 37.9866601; -107.7931174 Coordinates: 37°59′12″N107°47′35″W / 37.9866601°N 107.7931174°W / 37.9866601; -107.7931174 [3]
Naming
Etymology William Gilpin
Geography
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Gilpin 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
Grays Peak, Colorado [3]

Gilpin Peak is a high mountain summit in the Sneffels Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,700-foot (4,176 m) thirteener is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northeast (bearing 23°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide between Ouray County and San Miguel County. [1] [2] [3] Gilpin Peak was named in honor of William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Gilpin Peak includes an adjustment of +1.859 m (+6.10 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Gilpin Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Gilpin Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp.  138.