Mount Ouray

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Mount Ouray
Marshall Pass, Colorado, 1899.jpg
Mount Ouray above Marshall Pass in 1899.
Highest point
Elevation 13,961 ft (4255.4 m) [1]
NAVD88
Prominence 2659 ft (810 m) [2]
Isolation 13.58 mi (21.9 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 38°25′22″N106°13′29″W / 38.4227178°N 106.2247474°W / 38.4227178; -106.2247474 Coordinates: 38°25′22″N106°13′29″W / 38.4227178°N 106.2247474°W / 38.4227178; -106.2247474 [1]
Geography
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Mount Ouray
Location Chaffee and Saguache counties, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range Sawatch Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Ouray, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route West ridge, class 2
Air photo of Mount Ouray in 2020 Mount Ouray Colorado 2020.jpg
Air photo of Mount Ouray in 2020

Mount Ouray is a high and prominent mountain summit in the far southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,961-foot (4255.4 m) thirteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.5 miles (12.0 km) west (bearing 270°) of Poncha Pass, Colorado, United States, on the boundary between Chaffee and Saguache counties. The mountain was named in honor of Ute Chief Ouray. [1] [2] [3]

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Mountain

Mount Ouray makes up the southern tip of Sawatch Mountains, rising 7,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley. Monarch Pass is four miles northwest of the peak.

The mountain is named after the Ute Chief Ouray. Nearby Mount Chipeta, just over a mile to the northwest of Mount Ouray, is named after Chief Ouray's wife.

Routes

The standard route is the west ridge. Starting at Marshall Pass, the route heads north along the Continental Divide until the west ridge of Mount Ouray is reached. From there, one can hike east along this ridge up to the summit.

Historical names

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "MOUNT OURAY RESET". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Ouray, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Ouray". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.