Mount Zirkel

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Mount Zirkel
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View of West face of Mt. Zirkel in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness in northern Colorado, taken from Fryingpan Basin
Highest point
Elevation 12,185 ft (3,714 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 3,470 ft (1,058 m) [2]
Isolation 37.66 mi (60.61 km) [2]
Listing Colorado county high points 36th
Coordinates 40°49′52″N106°39′47″W / 40.831208°N 106.663105°W / 40.831208; -106.663105 Coordinates: 40°49′52″N106°39′47″W / 40.831208°N 106.663105°W / 40.831208; -106.663105 [3]
Naming
Etymology Ferdinand Zirkel
Geography
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Mount Zirkel
Location Jackson County and the high point of Routt County, Colorado, U.S. [2]
Parent range Highest summit of the
Park Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Zirkel, Colorado [3]
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Mount Zirkel is the highest summit of the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 12,185-foot (3,714 m) peak is located in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness of Routt National Forest, 25.9 miles (41.7 km) north-northeast (bearing 19°) of the City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide between Jackson and Routt counties. [1] [2] [3] Mount Zirkel was named in honor of German geologist Ferdinand Zirkel. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of Mount Zirkel includes an adjustment of +1.632 m (+5.35 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Mount Zirkel, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Mount Zirkel". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.