Mount Powell (Colorado)

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Mount Powell
Mount Powell from Beaver Creek Ski Resort.jpg
Southwest aspect, from Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Highest point
Elevation 13,586 ft (4,141 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 3,000 ft (914 m) [2]
Isolation 21.50 mi (34.60 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 39°45′36″N106°20′27″W / 39.759991°N 106.340704°W / 39.759991; -106.340704 Coordinates: 39°45′36″N106°20′27″W / 39.759991°N 106.340704°W / 39.759991; -106.340704 [3]
Naming
Etymology John Wesley Powell
Geography
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Mount Powell
Location Eagle and Summit counties,
Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range Highest summit of the
Gore Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Powell, Colorado [3]

Mount Powell is the highest summit of the Gore Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 13,586-foot (4,141 m) thirteener is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north by east (bearing 8°) of the Town of Vail, Colorado, United States, along the drainage divide separating White River National Forest and Eagle County from Arapaho National Forest and Summit County. [1] [2] [3] Mount Powell was named in honor of John Wesley Powell who climbed to the summit in 1868. [3]

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Mount Powell is very prominent when viewed from the north east, rising 6,000 feet above Green Mountain Reservoir.

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Powell includes an adjustment of +1.771 m (+5.81 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Powell, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Mount Powell". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.