Ouray Peak

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Ouray Peak
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Ouray Peak
Highest point
Elevation 12,963 ft (3,951 m) [1] [2]
Coordinates 39°03′15″N106°33′54″W / 39.0541581°N 106.5650304°W / 39.0541581; -106.5650304 Coordinates: 39°03′15″N106°33′54″W / 39.0541581°N 106.5650304°W / 39.0541581; -106.5650304 [3]
Geography
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range Sawatch Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Independence Pass, Colorado [3]

Ouray Peak, elevation 12,963 ft (3,951 m), is a summit in the Sawatch Mountains of Colorado. The peak is 6 mi (9.7 km) south of Independence Pass in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest.

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References

  1. The elevation of Ouray Peak includes an adjustment of +1.974 m (+6.48 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 Independence Pass Quadrangle - Colorado (Map). 1 : 24,000. 7,5 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1994. ISBN   978-0-607-91499-3.
  3. 1 2 3 "Ouray Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 6, 2014.