Whetstone Mountain

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Whetstone Mountain
Whetstone Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 12,527 ft (3,818 m) [1][2]
Prominence 2,456 ft (749 m) [3]
Isolation 9.39 mi (15.11 km) [3]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Coordinates 38°49′20″N 106°58′48″W / 38.8223016°N 106.9798991°W / 38.8223016; -106.9798991Coordinates: 38°49′20″N 106°58′48″W / 38.8223016°N 106.9798991°W / 38.8223016; -106.9798991[1]
Whetstone Mountain is located in Colorado
Whetstone Mountain
Whetstone Mountain
Location Gunnison County, Colorado,
United States[4]
Parent range West Elk Mountains[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Crested Butte, Colorado[1]
Easiest route hike

Whetstone Mountain, elevation 12,527 ft (3,818 m), is a summit in the Gunnison National Forest of western Colorado. The mountain is located 3 mi (4.8 km) south of Crested Butte in Gunnison County. Whetstone Mountain is one of several prominent laccoliths found in the West Elk Mountains.

Historical names[edit]

  • Wheatstone Mountain
  • Whetstone Mountain – 1927 [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "WHETSTONE MTN CAIRN". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ The elevation of Whetstone Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.922 m (+6.31 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c "Whetstone Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Whetstone Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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