Mount Guero

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Mount Guero
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Mount Guero
Highest point
Elevation 12,058 ft (3,675 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 2,432 ft (741 m) [3]
Isolation 6.38 mi (10.27 km) [3]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 38°43′11″N107°23′10″W / 38.7196044°N 107.3861263°W / 38.7196044; -107.3861263 Coordinates: 38°43′11″N107°23′10″W / 38.7196044°N 107.3861263°W / 38.7196044; -107.3861263 [1]
Geography
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range West Elk Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Guero, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Mount Guero is a prominent mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,058-foot (3,675 m) peak is located in the West Elk Wilderness of the Gunnison National Forest, 13 miles (21 km) east of Crawford, Colorado in Delta County and 24.3 miles (39.1 km) west-southwest (bearing 245°) of the Town of Crested Butte in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "MT GUERO". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Guero includes an adjustment of +1.815 m (+5.95 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Guero, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Mount Guero". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.