Grizzly Peak (Colorado)
|Elevation||13,995 ft (4,266 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,908 ft (582 m)|
|Location||Chaffee / Pitkin counties, Colorado, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Independence Pass|
|Age of rock||Oligocene (~ 24–33 million yrs)|
|Easiest route||Scramble, class 2+|
Grizzly Peakelevation 13,995 ft (4,266 m), is the highest thirteener summit in Colorado. The mountain is composed of andesite lava flows and breccias of Oligocene age. It is located in the Sawatch Range on the Continental Divide, on the border between Pitkin County and Chaffee County. Grizzly Peak is the 54th highest peak in Colorado by most standard definitions, just missing the list of Colorado fourteeners. At one time, the peak's elevation was measured to be over 14,000 ft (4,300 m) and it was believed to be a fourteener, but more recent and accurate surveys have dropped it below that threshold.
Grizzly Peak is not only the name of Colorado's highest thirteener, but the state has four other Grizzly Peaks plus one Grizzly Mountain on the list:
|54||Grizzly Peak||13,995 ft (4,266 m)||Sawatch Range|
|130||Grizzly Peak||13,738 ft (4,187 m)||San Juan Mountains|
|142||Grizzly Mountain||13,708 ft (4,178 m)||Sawatch Range|
|145||Grizzly Peak||13,700 ft (4,176 m)||San Juan Mountains|
|302||Grizzly Peak||13,427 ft (4,093 m)||Front Range|
|415||Grizzly Peak||13,281 ft (4,048 m)||Sawatch Range|
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