Horsefly Peak

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Horsefly Peak
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Horsefly Peak
Highest point
Elevation 10,353 ft (3,156 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,437 ft (438 m) [3]
Isolation 13.04 mi (20.99 km) [3]
Listing Colorado range high points
Coordinates 38°11′37″N107°55′54″W / 38.1936083°N 107.9316932°W / 38.1936083; -107.9316932 Coordinates: 38°11′37″N107°55′54″W / 38.1936083°N 107.9316932°W / 38.1936083; -107.9316932 [1]
Geography
Location Ouray County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Highest summit of the
Uncompahgre Plateau [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Horsefly Peak, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Horsefly Peak is the highest summit of the Uncompahgre Plateau in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 10,353-foot (3,156 m) peak is located 10.0 miles (16.1 km) west by north (bearing 284°) of the Town of Ridgway in Ouray County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Uncompahgre Plateau

The Uncompahgre Plateau in western Colorado is a distinctive large uplift part of the Colorado Plateau. Uncompahgre is a Ute Indian word that describes the water: "Dirty Water" or "Rocks that make Water Red".

Rocky Mountains mountain range in North America

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "HORSEFLY PK". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Horsefly Peak includes an adjustment of +1.581 m (+5.19 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Horsefly Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Horsefly Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.