Mount Oxford (Colorado)

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Mount Oxford
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Highest point
Elevation 14,160 ft (4,316 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 653 ft (199 m) [3]
Isolation 1.22 mi (1.96 km) [3]
Listing Colorado Fourteener 26th
Coordinates 38°57′53″N106°20′20″W / 38.9648153°N 106.3388148°W / 38.9648153; -106.3388148 Coordinates: 38°57′53″N106°20′20″W / 38.9648153°N 106.3388148°W / 38.9648153; -106.3388148 [1]
Geography
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Mount Oxford
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range Sawatch Range,
Collegiate Peaks [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Harvard, Colorado [1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike and scramble

Mount Oxford is a high mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,160-foot (4,316 m) fourteener is located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest, 14.2 miles (22.9 km) northwest (bearing 311°) of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of the University of Oxford. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Mountain

Mount Oxford lies 1.2 miles (2.0 km) east by north of the slightly higher Mount Belford. For this reason it is often climbed in combination with Mount Belford. [5]

Historical names

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "MT OXFORD". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  2. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Oxford includes an adjustment of +2.042 m (+6.70 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Oxford, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 "Mount Oxford". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. "Mount Oxford". Summitpost.org.