Handies Peak

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Handies Peak
Handies Peak is located in Colorado
Handies Peak
Handies Peak
Elevation 14,058 ft (4,285 m)[2][3]
Prominence 1,908 ft (582 m)[4]
Isolation 11.18 mi (17.99 km)[4]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Colorado 4000 meter summits
Location Hinsdale County, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Range San Juan Mountains[4]
Coordinates 37°54′47″N 107°30′16″W / 37.9129769°N 107.5044042°W / 37.9129769; -107.5044042Coordinates: 37°54′47″N 107°30′16″W / 37.9129769°N 107.5044042°W / 37.9129769; -107.5044042[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Handies Peak, Colorado[2]
First ascent 1874 Franklin Rhoda
Easiest route hike

Handies Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit of the San Juan Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,058-foot (4,285 m) fourteener is located in the Bureau of Land Management Handies Peak Wilderness Study Area, 13.4 miles (21.5 km) southwest by west (bearing 232°) of the Town of Lake City in Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States.[3][4][1][5]


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  1. ^ a b "Handies Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "HANDIES". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The elevation of Handies Peak includes an adjustment of +1.994 m (+6.54 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ a b c d "Handies Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Handies Peak". Bureau of Land Management. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

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