Vermilion Peak

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Vermilion Peak
Vermilion Peak, San Juan Mountains, San Juan and San Miguel Counties, Colorado, USA 01.jpg
Vermilion Peak viewed from the east.
Highest point
Elevation 13,900 ft (4237 m) [1]
NAVD88
Prominence 2105 ft (642 m) [1]
Parent peak Gladstone Peak [1]
Isolation 9.07 mi (14.60 km) [1]
Listing
Coordinates 37°47′57″N107°49′42″W / 37.7991623°N 107.8283984°W / 37.7991623; -107.8283984 Coordinates: 37°47′57″N107°49′42″W / 37.7991623°N 107.8283984°W / 37.7991623; -107.8283984 [2]
Geography
USA Colorado relief location map.svg
Red triangle with thick white border.svg
Vermilion Peak
Location in Colorado
Location San Miguel County and the high point of San Juan County, Colorado, United States [1]
Parent range San Juan Mountains [1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Ophir, Colorado [2]

Vermilion Peak is a mountain in Colorado. It is one of 637 Colorado peaks above 13,000 feet (3962 m). It is located in the San Juan Range, and is the 74th highest mountain in Colorado. It is named Vermilion Peak because of the red-orange color it takes on when the sun shines on it. [3] It is 9.7 miles ESE of Gladstone Peak. [1]

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