Matterhorn Peak (Colorado)

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Matterhorn Peak
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Matterhorn Peak viewed from the south.
Highest point
Elevation 13,596 ft (4,144 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 570 ft (174 m) [2]
Parent peak Wetterhorn Peak [2]
Isolation 0.86 mi (1.38 km) [2]
Coordinates 38°03′54″N107°29′45″W / 38.0649947°N 107.4958923°W / 38.0649947; -107.4958923 Coordinates: 38°03′54″N107°29′45″W / 38.0649947°N 107.4958923°W / 38.0649947; -107.4958923 [3]
Geography
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Matterhorn Peak
Location Hinsdale County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Matterhorn Peak, Colorado [3]

Matterhorn Peak is a high mountain summit in the San Juan Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,596-foot (4,144 m) thirteener is located in the Uncompahgre Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest, 10.3 miles (16.6 km) west by north (bearing 283°) of the Town of Lake City in Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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Mountain

Matterhorn Peak and neighboring Wetterhorn Peak are named after the Matterhorn and the Wetterhorn, two famous peaks in the Swiss Alps. Both Colorado peaks are pointed rock spires (hence slightly resembling their namesake peaks), whose shapes contrast with the broad bulk of the higher Uncompahgre Peak. [4]

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Wetterhorn Peak

Wetterhorn Peak is a fourteen thousand foot mountain peak in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the Uncompahgre Wilderness of the northern San Juan Mountains, in northwestern Hinsdale County and southeastern Ouray County, 9 miles (14 km) east of the town of Ouray. It lies 2.75 mi (4.4 km) west of Uncompahgre Peak.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Matterhorn Peak includes an adjustment of +1.922 m (+6.31 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Matterhorn Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Matterhorn Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. Louis W. Dawson II, Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 2, Blue Clover Press, ISBN   0-9628867-2-6, pp. 115-121.