Hallett Peak

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Hallett Peak
Dream Lake.jpg
Looking west over Dream Lake. Hallett Peak is on the left with the dramatic cliff band and prominent point.
Highest point
Elevation12,720 ft (3,877 m) [1][2]
Prominence733 ft (223 m) [3]
Isolation1.97 mi (3.17 km) [3]
Coordinates40°18′11″N 105°41′09″W / 40.3030699°N 105.6859415°W / 40.3030699; -105.6859415Coordinates: 40°18′11″N 105°41′09″W / 40.3030699°N 105.6859415°W / 40.3030699; -105.6859415[1]
Hallett Peak is located in Colorado
Hallett Peak
Hallett Peak
LocationContinental Divide in
Rocky Mountain National Park between Grand and Larimer counties, Colorado, U.S.[4]
Parent rangeFront Range
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
McHenrys Peak, Colorado[1]
Easiest routehike

Hallett Peak is a mountain summit in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,720-foot (3,877 m) peak is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 10.1 miles (16.2 km) southwest by west (bearing 240°) of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide between Grand and Larimer counties.[1][2][3][4]


Hallett Peak is on the Continental Divide, flanked by Flattop Mountain to the north and Otis Peak to the south. Just to its east lie Emerald Lake, Dream Lake, and Nymph Lake, which are usually accessed from the Bear Lake Comfort Station.[5][6]

One of the views from Bierstadt Lake. From the second from the left to the right: Otis Peak, Hallett Peak, Flattop Mountain, and Ptarmigan Point.

The Northcutt-Carter Route of Hallett Peak is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.[5][6] Non-technical climbers may reach the summit of Hallett Peak by hiking up the Flattop Mountain Trail to its highpoint, then walking south along the ridgeline and ascending the peak over talus piles.

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  1. ^ a b c d "HALLETT TP". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Hallett Peak includes an adjustment of +1.612 m (+5.29 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c "Hallett Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Hallett Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-292-8.
  6. ^ a b Stewart M. Green Rock Climbing Colorado, Chockstone, Falcon, Helena, MO, 1995; ISBN 1-56044-334-0.

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