Stewart Peak (Colorado)

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Stewart Peak
Stewart Peak, San Juan Mountains, Saguache County, Colorado, USA 01.jpg
Stewart Peak viewed from the south
Highest point
Elevation 13,983 ft (4,262 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 883 ft (269 m) [3]
Isolation 2.54 mi (4.09 km) [3]
Coordinates 38°01′23″N106°55′25″W / 38.0231316°N 106.9236346°W / 38.0231316; -106.9236346 Coordinates: 38°01′23″N106°55′25″W / 38.0231316°N 106.9236346°W / 38.0231316; -106.9236346 [1]
Geography
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Stewart Peak
Location Saguache County, Colorado,
United States [4]
Parent range La Garita Mountains [3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Stewart Peak, Colorado [4]
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Stewart Peak, elevation 13,983 ft (4,262 m), is a summit in Colorado. The peak is the second highest thirteener (a peak between 13,000 and 13,999 feet in elevation) in the state. It is located in the La Garita Mountains, sub-range of the San Juan Mountains, in Saguache County, within the La Garita Wilderness. Stewart Peak is the 55th highest peak in Colorado by most standard definitions, just missing the list of Colorado fourteeners. [5] At one time, the peak's elevation was measured to be over 14,000 ft and it was believed to be a fourteener, but more recent and accurate surveys have dropped it below that threshold.

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History

The first recorded ascent was on September 23, 1879 by the surveying party of Emmanuel Lee Patrick on behalf of the U.S. government. Stewart Peak and Stewart creek were both named after the first family to settle in the area. The peak was named in honor of William Mathews Stewart II.

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References

  1. 1 2 "STEWART". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. The elevation of Stewart Peak includes an adjustment of +2.087 m (+6.85 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. 1 2 3 "Stewart Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Stewart Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  5. "Colorado's Summits – 13,000 to 13,999 feet" . Retrieved 2007-03-04.

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