North Arapaho Peak

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North Arapaho Peak
North Arapahoe Peak from Panorama Point - Oct 2019.jpg
North Arapahoe Peak from Panorama Point
Highest point
Elevation 13,508 ft (4,117 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,665 ft (507 m) [2]
Isolation 15.38 mi (24.75 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 40°01′35″N105°39′01″W / 40.026524°N 105.65035°W / 40.026524; -105.65035 Coordinates: 40°01′35″N105°39′01″W / 40.026524°N 105.65035°W / 40.026524; -105.65035 [3]
Geography
USA Colorado relief location map.svg
Red triangle with thick white border.svg
North Arapaho Peak
Location Continental Divide between
Boulder and Grand counties, Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range Front Range, Highest summit
of the Indian Peaks [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Monarch Lake, Colorado [3]

North Arapaho Peak is the highest summit of the Indian Peaks in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,508-foot (4,117 m) thirteener is located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, 7.8 miles (12.6 km) west-southwest (bearing 245°) of the Town of Ward, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide separating Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County from Arapaho National Forest and Grand County. [1] [2] [4] [3]

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Between North Arapaho Peak and neighboring South Arapaho Peak sits Arapaho Glacier, which is owned by the City of Boulder as part of its water supply. North and South Arapahoe Peaks are connected by a 0.8 mile, Class 4 connecting ridge. West of these peaks is Arapaho Pass.

Mountain

Historical names

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References

  1. 1 2 The elevation of North Arapaho Peak includes an adjustment of +1.763 m (+5.78 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "North Arapaho Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "North Arapaho Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 "North Arapaho Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 6, 2014.