Dolores Peak

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Dolores Peak
Dolores Peak is located in Colorado
Dolores Peak
Dolores Peak
Highest point
Elevation13,296 ft (4,053 m) [2][3]
Prominence730 ft (223 m) [4]
Isolation1.12 mi (1.80 km)
Parent peakMiddle Peak
Coordinates37°50′25″N 108°05′47″W / 37.8402712°N 108.0964626°W / 37.8402712; -108.0964626Coordinates: 37°50′25″N 108°05′47″W / 37.8402712°N 108.0964626°W / 37.8402712; -108.0964626[1]
LocationDolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States[1]
Parent rangeSan Miguel Mountains[3]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Dolores Peak, Colorado[1]

Dolores Peak is a high mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,296-foot (4,053 m) thirteener is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, 16.7 miles (26.9 km) west-southwest (bearing 246°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Juan National Forest and Dolores County from Uncompahgre National Forest and San Miguel County.[2][3][1]

Topographic prominence[edit]

Dolores Peak may be higher than neighboring Middle Peak on the same drainage divide. If this is the case, Dolores Peak would be the more topographically prominent of the two summits.

Historical names[edit]

  • Dolores Mountain
  • Dolores Peak – 1965 [1]
  • Dunn Peak
  • Dunns Peak

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dolores Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Dolores Peak includes an adjustment of +1.800 m (+5.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c "Dolores Peak, Colorado". Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Dolores Peak may be higher than Middle Peak.

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