Mummy Range

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Mummy Range
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Mummy Range seen from Lake Estes
Highest point
PeakHagues Peak
Elevation 13,560 ft (4,130 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°29′04″N105°38′47″W / 40.48444°N 105.64639°W / 40.48444; -105.64639 [1]
Dimensions
Length21 mi (34 km)N/S [2]
Width19 mi (31 km)E/W [2]
Area229 sq mi (590 km2) [2]
Geography
USA Colorado relief location map.svg
Red triangle with thick white border.svg
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
County Larimer
Range coordinates 40°34′45″N105°43′34″W / 40.57917°N 105.72611°W / 40.57917; -105.72611 Coordinates: 40°34′45″N105°43′34″W / 40.57917°N 105.72611°W / 40.57917; -105.72611 [3]
Parent range Front Range, Rocky Mountains

The Mummy Range (elevation approximately 13,000 ft) is a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States. The range is a short subrange of the Front Range located in southwestern Larimer County northwest of the town of Estes Park. It is located largely within Rocky Mountain National Park, extending north from Trail Ridge Road approximately 15 miles (24 km). The Arapaho name is "nooku-bee3ei-no," which translates to "White Owls." [4]

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Prominent peaks in the range include Hagues Peak, Ypsilon Mountain, Mummy Mountain, and Mount Chiquita. These peaks are easily accessible via the Lawn Lake trail leading to "the Saddle" between Hagues Peak and Fairchild Mountain and, on the southwestern end, the Chapin Pass trail from the Fall River road. Some offer reasonably challenging technical routes but all can be ascended by steep hiking and mild scrambling after snow melt.

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Mummy Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 9 Nov 2013.
  3. "Mummy Range". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 9 Nov 2013.
  4. "Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the West - University of Colorado Boulder". www.colorado.edu. Retrieved 13 November 2020.