Two Buttes

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Two Buttes
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Two Buttes in 2019
Highest point
Elevation 1,433 m (4,701 ft) [1]
Prominence 109 m (358 ft) [2]
Isolation 26.85 km (16.68 mi) [2]
Coordinates 37°39′34″N102°32′32″W / 37.65944°N 102.54222°W / 37.65944; -102.54222 Coordinates: 37°39′34″N102°32′32″W / 37.65944°N 102.54222°W / 37.65944; -102.54222 [1]
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Two Buttes
Location in Colorado
Location Prowers County, Colorado
Topo map Two Buttes Reservoir
AccessPrivate property

Two Buttes is a dual-peaked mountain in Prowers County, Colorado. The two peaks, which are the highest point in Prowers County, rise about 300 feet (91 m) above the mostly flat Great Plains that surround them, making them visible for miles. The south peak is about 30 feet (9.1 m) higher than the north one, and both are connected by a saddle. [3]

Prowers County, Colorado County in the United States

Prowers County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,551. The county seat is Lamar. The county is named in honor of John W. Prowers, a leading pioneer in the lower Arkansas valley region.

Great Plains broad expanse of flat land west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada

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Saddle (landform) landform

The saddle between two hills is the region surrounding the highest point of the lowest point on the line tracing the drainage divide connecting the peaks. When, and if, the saddle is navigable, even if only on foot, the saddle of a (optimal) pass between the two massifs, is the area generally found around the lowest route on which one could pass between the two summits, which includes that point which is a mathematically when graphed a relative high along one axis, and a relative low in the athwart axis, simultaneously; that point being by definition the col of the saddle.

The peaks, on private land, are located just north of the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area, located across the border in Baca County just to the south. They are located just east of Highway 385/287. [3] The town of Two Buttes is also located in Baca County, to the south of the peaks..

Baca County, Colorado County in the United States

Baca County is the southeasternmost of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,788. The county seat is Springfield.

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U.S. Route 287 in Colorado

U.S. Highway 287 is the portion of a north-south highway in Colorado that travels from the Oklahoma state line just south of Campo to the Wyoming state line north of Fort Collins.

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  1. 1 2 "Two Buttes". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  2. 1 2 "Two Buttes, Colorado". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  3. 1 2 McCannster. "Two Buttes (Prowers County HP)". Retrieved 2019-03-03.