Mount Herard

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Mount Herard
Mount Herard Colorado 2014.jpg
Mount Herard as seen from the Great Sand Dunes
Highest point
Elevation 13,345 ft (4,068 m) [1][2]
Prominence 2,040 ft (622 m) [2]
Isolation 4.63 mi (7.45 km) [2]
Coordinates 37°50′57″N 105°29′40″W / 37.8491666°N 105.4945°W / 37.8491666; -105.4945Coordinates: 37°50′57″N 105°29′40″W / 37.8491666°N 105.4945°W / 37.8491666; -105.4945[3]
Mount Herard is located in Colorado
Mount Herard
Mount Herard
Location Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Saguache County, Colorado, United States[3]
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Medano Pass, Colorado[3]

Mount Herard is a high and prominent mountain summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,345-foot (4,068 m) thirteener is located in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, 15.0 miles (24.1 km) southeast (bearing 132°) of the Town of Crestone in Saguache County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3]


Originally called Medano Peak, the mountain with seven separate summits was renamed Mount Seven at the request of the Colorado Mountain Club in 1970;[3] in 1984 the mountain's name was changed to honor Ulysses Herard who homesteaded on its slopes in 1876.[3]

Historical names[edit]

  • Herard Peak
  • Medano Peak [3]
  • Mount Cleveland
  • Mount Herard – 1984 [3]
  • Mount Seven – 1970 [3]
  • XL Mountain

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Herard includes an adjustment of +1.640 m (+5.38 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mount Herard, Colorado". Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mount Herard". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 

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