Methodist Mountain

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Methodist Mountain
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Methodist Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 11,713 ft (3,570 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 807 ft (246 m) [2]
Isolation 2.83 mi (4.55 km) [2]
Coordinates 38°27′10″N106°01′03″W / 38.4527756°N 106.0175142°W / 38.4527756; -106.0175142 Coordinates: 38°27′10″N106°01′03″W / 38.4527756°N 106.0175142°W / 38.4527756; -106.0175142 [3]
Geography
Location Chaffee and Saguache counties, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Poncha Pass, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Methodist Mountain is a mountain summit in the northern Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 11,713-foot (3,570 m) peak is located 5.5 miles (8.8 km) south by west (bearing 191°) of the City of Salida, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Chaffee County from Rio Grande National Forest and Saguache County. [1] [2] [3] Methodist Mountain is the northernmost peak of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which stretch south through southern Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

Summit A point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it, in topography

A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. The topographic terms acme, apex, peak, and zenith are synonymous.

Sangre de Cristo Range mountain range

The Sangre de Cristo Range, called the East Range locally in the San Luis Valley, is a high, rugged and narrow mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado in the United States, running north and south along the east side of the Rio Grande Rift. The mountains extend southeast from Poncha Pass for about 75 mi (121 km) through south-central Colorado to La Veta Pass, approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of Walsenburg, and form a high ridge separating the San Luis Valley on the west from the watershed of the Arkansas River on the east. The Sangre de Cristo Range rises over 7,000 ft (2,100 m) above the valleys and plains to the west and northeast.

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  1. 1 2 The elevation of Methodist Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.683 m (+5.52 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Methodist Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Methodist Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.