Rio Grande Pyramid

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Rio Grande Pyramid
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Rio Grande Pyramid
Highest point
Elevation 13,827 ft (4,214 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,881 ft (573 m) [3]
Isolation 10.76 mi (17.32 km) [3]
Listing
Coordinates 37°40′47″N107°23′33″W / 37.6797018°N 107.3924291°W / 37.6797018; -107.3924291 Coordinates: 37°40′47″N107°23′33″W / 37.6797018°N 107.3924291°W / 37.6797018; -107.3924291 [1]
Geography
Location Hinsdale County, Colorado, U.S. [4]
Parent range San Juan Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Rio Grande Pyramid, Colorado [1]
Climbing
First ascent 1874 by the Wheeler Survey
Easiest route Hike (class 2 [5] )

Rio Grande Pyramid, elevation 13,827 feet, is a summit in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. The peak is in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Durango.

San Juan Mountains mountain range in Colorado, USA

The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The area is highly mineralized and figured in the gold and silver mining industry of early Colorado. Major towns, all old mining camps, include Creede, Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride. Large scale mining has ended in the region, although independent prospectors still work claims throughout the range. The last large scale mines were the Sunnyside Mine near Silverton, which operated until late in the 20th century and the Idarado Mine on Red Mountain Pass that closed down in the 1970s. Famous old San Juan mines include the Camp Bird and Smuggler Union mines, both located between Telluride and Ouray.

Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

Weminuche Wilderness

The Weminuche Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the San Juan National Forest on the west side of the Continental Divide and the Rio Grande National Forest on the east side of the divide. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) south east of the town of Silverton and about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Durango. At 488,210 acres (1,975.7 km2), it is the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado. The wilderness was named after the Weminuche Indians.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "PYRAMID". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  2. The elevation of Rio Grande Pyramid includes an adjustment of +1.801 m (+5.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 "Rio Grande Pyramid, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. "Rio Grande Pyramid". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  5. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMT3Z