West Buffalo Peak

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West Buffalo Peak
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West Buffalo Peak (left) and East Buffalo Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,332 ft (4,064 m) [1] [2]
Prominence 1,986 ft (605 m) [2]
Isolation 9.61 mi (15.47 km) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 38°59′30″N106°07′30″W / 38.9917034°N 106.1248904°W / 38.9917034; -106.1248904 Coordinates: 38°59′30″N106°07′30″W / 38.9917034°N 106.1248904°W / 38.9917034; -106.1248904 [3]
Geography
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West Buffalo Peak
Location Chaffee and Park counties, Colorado, United States [4]
Parent range Mosquito Range [2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Harvard Lakes, Colorado [3]

West Buffalo Peak, elevation 13,327 ft (4,062 m), is a summit in the Mosquito Range of central Colorado. The mountain is the highest peak of the Buffalo Peaks, slightly taller than East Buffalo Peak. [5] It is located in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. [2]

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References

  1. The elevation of West Buffalo Peak includes an adjustment of +1.834 m (+6.02 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "West Buffalo Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  3. 1 2 "West Buffalo Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. "West Buffalo Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  5. "Buffalo Peaks". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2018-03-24.