Long Scraggy Peak

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Long Scraggy Peak
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The mountain in 2018
Highest point
Elevation 2,681 m (8,796 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,252 ft (382 m) [2]
Isolation 4.1 mi (6.6 km) [2]
Coordinates 39°20′57″N105°12′07″W / 39.34917°N 105.20194°W / 39.34917; -105.20194 Coordinates: 39°20′57″N105°12′07″W / 39.34917°N 105.20194°W / 39.34917; -105.20194
Geography
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Long Scraggy Peak
Location in Colorado
Location Jefferson County, Colorado
Parent range Front Range
Topo map USGS
Deckers

Long Scraggy Peak is a mountain in Jefferson County, Colorado. A prominent peak, it is characterized by its elongated, craggy ridge, for which it is named. The mountain is located within the Pike National Forest near the confluence of the North Fork South Platte River and the South Platte River. [3]

The peak, elevation 8,796 feet (2,681 meters), is popular among mountain climbers, day hikers, and rock climbers, especially in winter, as the peak's relatively low elevation means there's often less snow than on higher peaks. [4]

Geology

The peak is made up of Pikes Peak granite. [5]

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References

  1. "Long Scraggy Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. 1 2 Peakbagger. Long Scraggy Peak, Colorado. Retrieved: 2018-07-22
  3. "Devil's Head (Rampart Range Recreation Area)". TravelBlog. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2018-07-22. The eastern Pike National Forest and the basin of the South Platte River (Long Scraggy Peak is the elongated craggy ridge to the right.)
  4. "Long Scraggy Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  5. Colorado Trail Foundation, ed. (2011). The Colorado Trail: the official guidebook. Colorado Mountain Club guidebook (8th ed.). Golden, Colorado: The Colorado Mountain Club Press. ISBN   9780984221332.