Mount Oso (Colorado)

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Mount Oso
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Mount Oso
Highest point
Elevation 13,690 ft (4,173 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,664 ft (507 m) [2]
Isolation 5.41 mi (8.71 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 37°36′26″N107°29′37″W / 37.6072222°N 107.4936685°W / 37.6072222; -107.4936685 Coordinates: 37°36′26″N107°29′37″W / 37.6072222°N 107.4936685°W / 37.6072222; -107.4936685 [3]
Geography
Location La Plata County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Emerald Lake, Colorado [3]

Mount Oso is a high and prominent mountain summit in the San Juan Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,690-foot (4,173 m) peak is located in the Weminuche Wilderness of San Juan National Forest, 30.8 miles (49.5 km) northeast (bearing 42°) of the City of Durango in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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Mountain

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Oso includes an adjustment of +1.776 m (+5.83 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Oso, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Oso". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.