Lone Cone (Colorado)

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Lone Cone
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Lone Cone from the south
Highest point
Elevation 12,618 ft (3,846 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 2,273 ft (693 m) [3]
Isolation 8.40 mi (13.52 km) [3]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 37°53′17″N108°15′20″W / 37.8879934°N 108.2556107°W / 37.8879934; -108.2556107 Coordinates: 37°53′17″N108°15′20″W / 37.8879934°N 108.2556107°W / 37.8879934; -108.2556107 [1]
Geography
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Lone Cone
Location Dolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range San Miguel Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Lone Cone, Colorado [1]
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Oblique air photo of Lone Cone in 2020

Lone Cone is a prominent mountain summit at the western end of the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,618-foot (3,846 m) peak is located 24.2 miles (38.9 km) west by south (bearing 262°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Juan National Forest and Dolores County from Uncompahgre National Forest and San Miguel County. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Geology

The mountain, a laccolith, is between 20 and 40 million years old and is the westernmost of over a dozen laccoliths that are the same age as rocks in the San Juan volcanic field. [5]

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "LONE CONE". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Lone Cone includes an adjustment of +1.698 m (+5.57 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Lone Cone, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 "Lone Cone". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. Williams, Felicie; Chronic, Halka (2014). Roadside geology of Colorado (3rd ed.). Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 346. ISBN   9780878426096. LCCN   2013025258.