Turret Peak (Colorado)

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Turret Peak
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Turret Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,841 ft (4,219 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 735 ft (224 m) [2]
Parent peak Pigeon Peak [2]
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km) [2]
Coordinates 37°37′39″N107°38′23″W / 37.627499°N 107.6397833°W / 37.627499; -107.6397833 Coordinates: 37°37′39″N107°38′23″W / 37.627499°N 107.6397833°W / 37.627499; -107.6397833 [3]
Geography
Location La Plata County, Colorado, U.S. [3]
Parent range San Juan Mountains,
Needle Mountains [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Snowdon Peak, Colorado [3]

Turret Peak is a high peak of the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains in the southwestern part of the US State of Colorado. It rises on the east side of the Animas River, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) southeast of Pigeon Peak. It is located in the Weminuche Wilderness, part of the San Juan National Forest.

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Turret Peak is the 89th highest independent peak in Colorado. [4]

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References

  1. The elevation of Turret Peak includes an adjustment of +1.714 m (+5.62 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Turret Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "Turret Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  4. "Colorado 13,700-foot Peaks". peakbagger.com.