Mount Zion (Colorado)

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Mount Zion
Mount Zion in the rain, CO.jpg
View of Mount Zion from South Table Mountain in the rain.
Highest point
Elevation 7,062 ft (2,152 m) [1] [2]
Isolation 0.29 mi (0.47 km) [2]
Coordinates 39°44′37″N105°14′31″W / 39.7435986°N 105.2419337°W / 39.7435986; -105.2419337 Coordinates: 39°44′37″N105°14′31″W / 39.7435986°N 105.2419337°W / 39.7435986; -105.2419337 [3]
Geography
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Mount Zion
Location Jefferson County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Front Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Morrison, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route walk from Lookout Mountain Road (Lariat Loop Road)

Mount Zion is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7,062-foot (2,152 m) peak is located in Windy Saddle Park,1.7 miles (2.7 km) west (bearing 273°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. [1] [2] [3]

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Tradition

One notable feature of Mount Zion is a white "M", maintained by the Colorado School of Mines. All freshmen attending the school climb the mountain and each add a rock on the "M" which they can take with them when they graduate. This is a tradition that has been going on since 1908 when the M was first created. The "M" has been permanently lighted since 1932. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Zion includes an adjustment of +1.000 m (+3.28 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Zion, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Zion". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  4. Colorado School of Mines (February 10, 2016), History of the M , retrieved February 15, 2016