Sunshine Peak

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Sunshine Peak
Sunshine Peak is located in Colorado
Sunshine Peak
Sunshine Peak
Location in Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 14,007 ft (4,269 m) [2][3]
Prominence 501 ft (153 m) [3]
Isolation 1.27 mi (2.04 km) [3]
Parent peak Redcloud Peak
Listing Colorado Fourteener 53rd
Coordinates 37°55′22″N 107°25′32″W / 37.9227749°N 107.4256129°W / 37.9227749; -107.4256129Coordinates: 37°55′22″N 107°25′32″W / 37.9227749°N 107.4256129°W / 37.9227749; -107.4256129[1]
Location Hinsdale County, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Parent range San Juan Mountains[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Redcloud Peak, Colorado[1]
Easiest route North ridge (from Redcloud Peak): Hike

Sunshine Peak is a fourteen thousand foot mountain peak in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the San Juan Mountains in Hinsdale County approximately 9 miles (14 km) south west of Lake City, and about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Redcloud Peak. It rises on the north side of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.

Sunshine Peak has the dubious distinction of being the lowest of Colorado's 53 fourteeners. It is also not particularly independent from its higher neighbor Redcloud Peak, with a topographic prominence of 481 feet (147 m) (the minimum standard for an independent fourteener is 300 feet (91 m)). However it has more and steeper local relief than many of the other fourteeners. For example, it rises 4,450 feet (1,356 m) above the townsite of Sherman to the south in only 1.2 miles (1.9 km).[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Sunshine Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  2. ^ The elevation of Sunshine Peak includes an adjustment of +1.969 m (+6.46 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sunshine Peak, Colorado". Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Sunshine Peak".

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