Tenmile Range

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Tenmile Range
Tenmile Fletcher Group.jpg
View of the Fletcher Group of the Tenmile Range off State Highway 91 North of Leadville. The large foreground mountain is "Drift Peak" at 13,900 feet (4,237 m) above sea level. [1] Fletcher Mountain is the smaller-looking peak to the left, though with an elevation of 13,951 feet (4,252 m) it is taller than Drift. Only Quandary Peak is higher in the Tenmile Range than Fletcher Mountain. Clinton Reservoir can be seen in the foreground.
Highest point
PeakQuandary Peak
Elevation 14,271 ft (4,350 m)
Coordinates 39°23′50.2″N106°06′22.9″W / 39.397278°N 106.106361°W / 39.397278; -106.106361 Coordinates: 39°23′50.2″N106°06′22.9″W / 39.397278°N 106.106361°W / 39.397278; -106.106361
Geography
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
County Summit
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Borders onMosquito Range

The Tenmile Range is a mountain range in U.S. state of Colorado. The range is an extension of the Mosquito Range which is part of the Rocky Mountains. The two ranges are effectively the same range. They are split only by the Continental Divide and name. The Tenmile Range is on the north side of the divide, and the Mosquito on the south. The range is often referred to as the Tenmile-Mosquito Range.

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There are more than a dozen peaks in the range. Peak 1 is the northernmost peak. The sub-peaks of Mt. Victoria and Mt. Royal are located north of Peak 1. Tenmile Peak, south of Peak 1, is also known as Peak 2. Quandary Peak is the southernmost peak and highest point in the Range, elevation 14,271 feet. [2] [3]

The range is famous for its skiing, both backcountry and resort areas. Breckenridge Ski Resort is in the range.

The Tenmile Range includes Pacific Tarn, believed to be the highest named lake in the United States.

Highest peaks

Additional information

Tenmile Mosquito Range.jpg
Tenmile and Mosquito Ranges: (left to right) Loveland Mountain (13,692 ft), Mount Democrat, Mount Bross & Quandary Peak. View from U.S. 285, about eight miles south of Fairplay.

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References

  1. 1 2 https://www.14ers.com/13ers/peak.php?peakkey=320
  2. Ormes, Robert (1992). Guide to the Colorado Mountains. Boulder, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club. pp. 116–118. ISBN   1-55566-194-7.
  3. 1 2 DeLorme (1998). Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme. pp. 38, 48. ISBN   0-89933-265-X.