Italian Mountain

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Italian Mountain
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Italian Mountain viewed from the east.
Highest point
Elevation 13,385 ft (4,080 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,358 ft (414 m) [3]
Isolation 3.47 mi (5.58 km) [3]
Coordinates 38°56′43″N106°45′08″W / 38.9453073°N 106.7523475°W / 38.9453073; -106.7523475 Coordinates: 38°56′43″N106°45′08″W / 38.9453073°N 106.7523475°W / 38.9453073; -106.7523475 [1]
Geography
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Italian Mountain
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Elk Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Pearl Pass, Colorado [1]

Italian Mountain is a high mountain summit in the Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,385-foot (4,080 m) thirteener is located in Gunnison National Forest, 13.2 miles (21.3 km) east-northeast (bearing 66°) of the Town of Crested Butte in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3] [4] Italian Mountain was so named because the mountain's tones were said to resemble the colors of the Italian tricolor: green, white, and red. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "ITALIAN". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Italian Mountain includes an adjustment of +2.098 m (+6.88 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Italian Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Italian Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  5. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp.  167.