Gladstone Peak

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Gladstone Peak
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Gladstone Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,919 ft (4,243 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 713 ft (217 m) [2]
Isolation 0.59 mi (0.95 km) [2]
Coordinates 37°50′43″N107°59′02″W / 37.8452718°N 107.9839578°W / 37.8452718; -107.9839578 Coordinates: 37°50′43″N107°59′02″W / 37.8452718°N 107.9839578°W / 37.8452718; -107.9839578 [3]
Geography
Location Dolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range San Miguel Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Wilson, Colorado [3]

Gladstone Peak is a high mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,919-foot (4,243 m) thirteener is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, 11.2 miles (18.0 km) southwest by west (bearing 234°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Juan National Forest and Dolores County from Uncompahgre National Forest and San Miguel County. [1] [2] [3] The mountain was named in honor of British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Gladstone Peak includes an adjustment of +1.908 m (+6.26 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Gladstone Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Gladstone Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.