Lavender Peak (Colorado)

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Lavender Peak
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Lavender Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,233 ft (4,033 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 408 ft (124 m) [2]
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km) [2]
Parent peak Hesperus Mountain [2]
Coordinates 37°26′30″N108°04′49″W / 37.4416667°N 108.0802778°W / 37.4416667; -108.0802778 Coordinates: 37°26′30″N108°04′49″W / 37.4416667°N 108.0802778°W / 37.4416667; -108.0802778 [3]
Geography
Location Montezuma County, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range La Plata Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
La Plata, Colorado [2]
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Lavender Peak is a high mountain summit in the La Plata Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,233-foot (4,033 m) thirteener is located in San Juan National Forest, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) northeast by east (bearing 61°) of the Town of Mancos in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3] The peak lies 0.53 miles (0.85 km) east-southeast of the higher and more well-known Hesperus Mountain. Lavender Peak was named in honor of Dwight Garrigues Lavender (1911-1934), the author of a 1932 climbing guide to the San Juan Mountains. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Lavender Peak includes an adjustment of +1.647 m (+5.40 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Lavender Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Lavender Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.