Mount Adams (Colorado)

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Mount Adams
Mount Adams, CO.jpg
View of Mount Adams from the south
Highest point
Elevation 13,937 ft (4,248 m) [1][2]
Prominence 871 ft (265 m) [2]
Isolation 1.86 mi (2.99 km) [2]
Coordinates 38°00′27″N 105°36′17″W / 38.0074996°N 105.6047306°W / 38.0074996; -105.6047306Coordinates: 38°00′27″N 105°36′17″W / 38.0074996°N 105.6047306°W / 38.0074996; -105.6047306[3]
Mount Adams is located in Colorado
Mount Adams
Mount Adams
Location Custer and Saguache counties, Colorado, United States[3]
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range, Crestones[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Horn Peak, Colorado[3]
Easiest route Scramble Class 3

Mount Adams is a high mountain summit of the Crestones in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,937-foot (4,248 m) thirteener is located in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, 5.1 miles (8.2 km) east by north (bearing 81°) of the Town of Crestone, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Custer County from Rio Grande National Forest and Saguache County.[1][2][3]


Mount Adams can be climbed using Class 3 routes via the west ridge (Willow Lake), via the southeast face (Horn Creek Trailhead), or via the north west ridge (South Crestone Lake Trailhead).

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  1. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Adams includes an adjustment of +1.821 m (+5.97 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mount Adams, Colorado". Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mount Adams". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 

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