Mount Alice (Colorado)

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Mount Alice
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Mount Alice
Highest point
Elevation 13,315 ft (4,058 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 850 ft (259 m) [2]
Isolation 1.37 mi (2.20 km) [2]
Coordinates 40°14′21″N105°39′48″W / 40.2391516°N 105.6633384°W / 40.2391516; -105.6633384 Coordinates: 40°14′21″N105°39′48″W / 40.2391516°N 105.6633384°W / 40.2391516; -105.6633384 [3]
Geography
Location Rocky Mountain National Park adjacent to Continental Divide between Boulder and Grand counties, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Front Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Isolation Peak, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route Class 3 scramble

Mount Alice is a high mountain summit in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,315-foot (4,058 m) thirteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 12.0 miles (19.3 km) southwest by south (bearing 217°) of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, United States, immediately east of the Continental Divide between Boulder and Grand counties. [1] [2] [3] Just who the namesake Alice was is unclear, but according to one source she was likely a "woman of ill repute". [4]

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Climbing

The standard routes to the summit can be climbed in a long day out of Wild Basin. Most climbers ascent via Hourglass Ridge above Lion lakes or else via Boulder Grand Pass above Thunder Lake. Both are class 3 routes and do not require any technical moves. [5]

Historical names

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Alice includes an adjustment of +1.659 m (+5.44 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Alice, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Alice". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. Dziezynski, James (1 August 2012). Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 Feet. Wilderness Press. p. 104. ISBN   978-0-89997-713-3.
  5. "Mount Alice". SummitPost. Retrieved 2010-09-01.