San Luis Peak

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San Luis Peak
San Luis view South.JPG
View from the top of the south ridge route
Highest point
Elevation14,014 ft (4273.8 m) [1] NAVD88
Prominence3113 ft (949 m) [2]
Isolation26.9 mi (43.4 km) [2]
Coordinates37°59′12″N 106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578Coordinates: 37°59′12″N 106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578[1]
San Luis Peak is located in Colorado
San Luis Peak
San Luis Peak
LocationSaguache County, Colorado,
United States[3]
Parent rangeSan Juan Mountains,
Highest summit of the
La Garita Mountains[2]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
San Luis Peak, Colorado[1]
First ascent1874 by Franklin Rhoda and A. D. Wilson[2]
Easiest routeSouth Ridge or East Flank: Hike

San Luis Peak is the highest summit of the La Garita Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 14,022-foot (4273.8 m) fourteener is located in the Gunnison National Forest portion of the La Garita Wilderness in Saguache County approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Creede. It is situated rather far to the east of the other fourteeners in the San Juans, and has more of a wilderness setting than many of the others.

San Luis Peak is a relatively straightforward climb, with two hiking routes to the summit, the South Ridge and the East Flank.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "SAN LUIS PEAK CAIRN". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "San Luis Peak, Texas". Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "San Luis Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Dawson, Louis W., II (1994). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners. Vol. 2. Blue Clover Press. ISBN 0-9628867-1-8.

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