Middle Peak (Colorado)

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Middle Peak
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Middle Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,306 ft (4,056 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,960 ft (597 m) [2] [3]
Isolation 5.50 mi (8.85 km)
Listing
Coordinates 37°51′20″N108°06′44″W / 37.8555489°N 108.1122965°W / 37.8555489; -108.1122965 Coordinates: 37°51′20″N108°06′44″W / 37.8555489°N 108.1122965°W / 37.8555489; -108.1122965 [4]
Geography
Location Dolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range San Miguel Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Dolores Peak, Colorado [4]

Middle Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,306-foot (4,056 m) peak is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, 17.1 miles (27.6 km) west-southwest (bearing 250°) 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] [4]

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Topographic prominence

Neighboring Dolores Peak on the same drainage divide may be higher than Middle Peak. If this is the case, Dolores Peak would be the more topographically prominent of the two summits.

Historical names

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Middle Peak includes an adjustment of +1.809 m (+5.94 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Middle Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. Dolores Peak may be higher than Middle Peak.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "Middle Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.