Mount Powell (Colorado)

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Mount Powell
Mount Powell is located in Colorado
Mount Powell
Mount Powell
Highest point
Elevation13,586 ft (4,141 m) [2][3]
Prominence3,000 ft (914 m) [3]
Isolation21.50 mi (34.60 km) [3]
Coordinates39°45′36″N 106°20′27″W / 39.759991°N 106.340704°W / 39.759991; -106.340704Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 106°20′27″W / 39.759991°N 106.340704°W / 39.759991; -106.340704[1]
LocationEagle and Summit counties,
Colorado, United States[1]
Parent rangeHighest summit of the
Gore Range[3]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Powell, Colorado[1]

Mount Powell is the highest summit of the Gore Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 13,586-foot (4,141 m) thirteener is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north by east (bearing 8°) of the Town of Vail, Colorado, United States, along the drainage divide separating White River National Forest and Eagle County from Arapaho National Forest and Summit County.[2][3][1] Mount Powell was named in honor of John Wesley Powell who climbed to the summit in 1868.[1]


Mount Powell is very prominent when viewed from the north east, rising 6,000 feet above Green Mountain Reservoir.

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Further reading[edit]

• Mike Garratt, Bob Martin, Colorado's High Thirteeners: A Climbing and Hiking Guide, PP 3-4
• Randy Jacobs, Robert M. Ormes, Guide to the Colorado Mountains, P 143


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Powell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Powell includes an adjustment of +1.771 m (+5.81 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mount Powell, Colorado". Retrieved October 21, 2014.

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