Greyrock Mountain

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Greyrock Mountain
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Greyrock Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 7,616 ft (2,321 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 753 ft (230 m) [2]
Isolation 0.92 mi (1.48 km) [2]
Coordinates 40°42′56″N105°17′33″W / 40.7155368°N 105.2924846°W / 40.7155368; -105.2924846 Coordinates: 40°42′56″N105°17′33″W / 40.7155368°N 105.2924846°W / 40.7155368; -105.2924846 [3]
Geography
Location Larimer County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Laramie Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Poudre Park, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route hike, scramble

Greyrock Mountain is a mountain summit in the Laramie Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7,616-foot (2,321 m) peak is located in Roosevelt National Forest, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) north-northeast (bearing 18°) of the community Poudre Park in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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.

Summit A point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it, in topography

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.

Laramie Mountains

The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S states of Wyoming and Colorado. The range is the northernmost extension of the line of the ranges along the eastern side of the Rockies, and in particular of the higher peaks of the Front Range directly to the south. North of the range, the gap between the Laramie range and the Bighorn Mountains provided the route for historical trails, such as the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Pony Express.

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Hiking

The summit of Greyrock Mountain can be reached via the popular Greyrock Mountain National Recreation Trail.

Greyrock Mountain National Recreation Trail

Greyrock Mountain National Recreation Trail is a hiking trail in Roosevelt National Forest west of Laporte, Colorado. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Greyrock Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.012 m (+3.32 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Greyrock Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Greyrock Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.