Horse Mountain

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Horse Mountain
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Horse Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 9,952 ft (3,033 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,887 ft (575 m) [2]
Isolation 13.06 mi (21.02 km) [2]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 37°18′30″N107°17′12″W / 37.308336°N 107.2867143°W / 37.308336; -107.2867143 Coordinates: 37°18′30″N107°17′12″W / 37.308336°N 107.2867143°W / 37.308336; -107.2867143 [3]
Geography
Location Archuleta County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Devil Mountain, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Horse Mountain is a prominent mountain summit in the San Juan Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 9,952-foot (3,033 m) peak is located in San Juan National Forest, 15.8 miles (25.5 km) west by north (bearing 282°) of the Town of Pagosa Springs in Archuleta 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.

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.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Horse Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.461 m (+4.79 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Horse Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Horse Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.