Mount Zwischen

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Mount Zwischen
Mount Zwischen is located in Colorado
Mount Zwischen
Mount Zwischen
Highest point
Elevation12,011 ft (3,661 m) [2][3]
Prominence2,266 ft (691 m) [3]
Isolation4.44 mi (7.15 km) [3]
ListingColorado prominent summits
Coordinates37°47′28″N 105°27′19″W / 37.7912185°N 105.4554033°W / 37.7912185; -105.4554033Coordinates: 37°47′28″N 105°27′19″W / 37.7912185°N 105.4554033°W / 37.7912185; -105.4554033[1]
LocationHuerfano and Saguache counties, Colorado, United States[1]
Parent rangeSangre de Cristo Range[3]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Medano Pass, Colorado[1]

Mount Zwischen is a prominent mountain summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,011-foot (3,661 m) peak is located 32.1 miles (51.6 km) northeast (bearing 46°) of the City of Alamosa, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve and Huerfano County from the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in San Isabel National Forest and Saguache County.[2][3][1]


Historical names[edit]

  • Green Mountain
  • Mount Zwischen – 1970 [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Zwischen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Zwischen includes an adjustment of +1.481 m (+4.86 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mount Zwischen, Colorado". Retrieved October 21, 2014.

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