Specimen Mountain

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Specimen Mountain
Specimen Mountain, RMNP.jpg
Specimen Mountain viewed from the Alpine Visitor Center
Highest point
Elevation 12,494 ft (3,808 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,731 ft (528 m) [2]
Isolation 4.70 mi (7.56 km) [2]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 40°26′41″N105°48′31″W / 40.4447059°N 105.8086211°W / 40.4447059; -105.8086211 Coordinates: 40°26′41″N105°48′31″W / 40.4447059°N 105.8086211°W / 40.4447059; -105.8086211 [3]
Geography
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Specimen Mountain
Location Rocky Mountain National Park, Continental Divide between
Grand and Larimer counties, Colorado, United States [3]
Parent range Front Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Fall River Pass, Colorado [3]

Specimen Mountain, elevation 12,494 ft (3,808 m), is a summit in the Front Range of northern Colorado. The mountain is north of Milner Pass in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Historical names

Geology

Specimen Mountain is a red-tinted, extinct volcano that was last active around 27 million years ago. At that time, it was probably more conical in shape and much higher than it is now. Roadcuts near Poudre Lake contain some of the yellowish ash its eruptions spewed out. [4]

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References

  1. The elevation of Specimen Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.614 m (+5.30 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Specimen Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Specimen Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. Williams, Felicie; Chronic, Halka (2014). Roadside geology of Colorado (3rd ed.). Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 157. ISBN   9780878426096. LCCN   2013025258.