Braddock Peak

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Braddock Peak
Braddock Peak is located in Colorado
Braddock Peak
Braddock Peak
Jackson County, Colorado, United States
Elevation 11,972 ft (3,649 m)[1]
Location
Range Never Summer Range
Coordinates 40°28′48″N 105°54′46″W / 40.4800000°N 105.9127778°W / 40.4800000; -105.9127778Coordinates: 40°28′48″N 105°54′46″W / 40.4800000°N 105.9127778°W / 40.4800000; -105.9127778[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Richthofen

Braddock Peak is located in Jackson County, Colorado in the Colorado State Forest, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east-northeast of Seven Utes Mountain, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west of Snow Lake, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of the boundary of Routt National Forest and the Never Summer Wilderness.[1]

It is named for Dr. William A. Braddock (1929–2003), Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1958 to 1994. Dr. Braddock and his students geologically mapped over 750 square miles (1,900 km2) of the northern Front Range, including the summit named for him. He was the principal author of The Geologic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park. Following his retirement, Dr. Braddock taught the lay public about the geology in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.[2]

Descriptions of hiking routes in this area that predate adoption of the Braddock Peak name refer to this summit as Point 11,960.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Braddock Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Quarterly Review List 397". United States Board on Geographic Names. Archived from the original on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Mount Mahler". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/153004. Retrieved 2011-05-07.