Lake Fork Gunnison River

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Lake Fork Gunnison Riverr[1]
Origin Sloan Lake
37°54′16″N 107°30′49″W / 37.90444°N 107.51361°W / 37.90444; -107.51361
Mouth Confluence with Gunnison River
38°27′38″N 107°19′19″W / 38.46056°N 107.32194°W / 38.46056; -107.32194Coordinates: 38°27′38″N 107°19′19″W / 38.46056°N 107.32194°W / 38.46056; -107.32194
Progression GunnisonColorado
Source elevation 12,910 ft (3,930 m)
Mouth elevation 7,523 ft (2,293 m)

Lake Fork Gunnison River or Lake Fork is a 64.7-mile-long (104.1 km)[2] tributary of the Gunnison River in Colorado. The river's source is Sloan Lake near Handies Peak in the San Juan Mountains of Hinsdale County. Lake Fork flows through Lake San Cristobal and Lake City before a confluence with the Gunnison River in Blue Mesa Reservoir.


  1. ^ "Lake Fork". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011

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