Mount Alice (Colorado)

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Mount Alice
Mount Alice is located in Colorado
Mount Alice
Mount Alice
Highest point
Elevation 13,315 ft (4,058 m) [2][3]
Prominence 850 ft (259 m) [3]
Isolation 1.37 mi (2.20 km) [3]
Coordinates 40°14′21″N 105°39′48″W / 40.2391516°N 105.6633384°W / 40.2391516; -105.6633384Coordinates: 40°14′21″N 105°39′48″W / 40.2391516°N 105.6633384°W / 40.2391516; -105.6633384[1]
Geography
Location Rocky Mountain National Park adjacent to Continental Divide between Boulder and Grand counties, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Parent range Front Range[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Isolation Peak, Colorado[1]
Climbing
Easiest route Class 3 scramble

Mount Alice is a high mountain summit in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,315-foot (4,058 m) thirteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 12.0 miles (19.3 km) southwest by south (bearing 217°) of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, United States, immediately east of the Continental Divide between Boulder and Grand counties.[2][3][1] Just who the namesake Alice was is unclear, but according to one source she was likely a "woman of ill repute".[4]

Climbing[edit]

The standard routes to the summit can be climbed in a long day out of Wild Basin. Most climbers ascent via Hourglass Ridge above Lion lakes or else via Boulder Grand Pass above Thunder Lake. Both are class 3 routes and do not require any technical moves.[5]

Historical names[edit]

  • Mount Alice – 1911 [1]
  • Sioux Mountain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Alice". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Alice includes an adjustment of +1.659 m (+5.44 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mount Alice, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Dziezynski, James (1 August 2012). Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 Feet. Wilderness Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-89997-713-3. 
  5. ^ "Mount Alice". SummitPost. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 

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