Mount Emmons (Colorado)

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Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons is located in Colorado
Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons
Location of Mount Emmons within Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 12,401 ft (3,780 m) [2][3]
Prominence 592 ft (180 m) [4]
Isolation 4.18 mi (6.73 km) [4]
Coordinates 38°53′11″N 107°03′04″W / 38.8864059°N 107.0511295°W / 38.8864059; -107.0511295Coordinates: 38°53′11″N 107°03′04″W / 38.8864059°N 107.0511295°W / 38.8864059; -107.0511295[2]
Etymology Samuel Franklin Emmons
Location Gunnison County, Colorado
United States[1]
Parent range West Elk Mountains[4]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map

Mount Emmons is a mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains in north-central Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.[1]


The 12,401-foot (3,780 m) peak is located within the Gunnison National Forest, 4.2 miles (6.7 km) west-northwest (bearing 288°) of the Town of Crested Butte.[2][3][4][1]

The mountain was named in honor of geologist Samuel Franklin Emmons (as was another peak in Utah).[5]

Historical names[edit]

  • Mount Emmons [1]
  • Red Lady[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Emmons
  2. ^ a b c d "EMMONS". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Emmons includes an adjustment of +1.946 m (+6.38 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mount Emmons, Colorado". Retrieved 4 Nov 2014. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. United States Government Printing Office. p. 119. Retrieved 2 Feb 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mount Emmons (CO)". Retrieved 4 Feb 2018. 

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