Garfield Peak (Colorado)

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Garfield Peak
Garfield Peak is located in Colorado
Garfield Peak
Garfield Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,787 ft (4,202 m) [3][2]
Prominence 360 ft (110 m) [2]
Isolation 0.83 mi (1.34 km) [2]
Parent peak Grizzly Peak[2]
Coordinates 39°01′50″N 106°35′41″W / 39.0305473°N 106.5947536°W / 39.0305473; -106.5947536Coordinates: 39°01′50″N 106°35′41″W / 39.0305473°N 106.5947536°W / 39.0305473; -106.5947536[1]
Location Continental Divide between
Chaffee and Pitkin counties, Colorado, United States[1]
Parent range Sawatch Range, Collegiate Peaks[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Independence Pass, Colorado[1]

Garfield Peak is a high mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,787-foot (4,202 m) thirteener is located 5.6 miles (9.0 km) south-southwest (bearing 197°) of Independence Pass, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Chaffee County from White River National Forest and Pitkin County.[3][2][1] Garfield Peak was named in honor of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Garfield Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Garfield Peak, Colorado". Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The elevation of Garfield Peak includes an adjustment of +2.041 m (+6.70 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 

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