Mount Columbia (Colorado)
Mount Columbia as seen from Mount Harvard
|Elevation||14,077 ft (4,291 m)|
|Prominence||893 ft (272 m)|
|Isolation||1.90 mi (3.06 km)|
|Parent peak||Mount Harvard|
|Location||Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Columbia, Colorado
|First ascent||1916 by Roger Toll|
- For other mountains by this name, see Mount Columbia.
Mount Columbia is a high mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,077-foot (4,291 m) fourteener is located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest, 9.9 miles (16.0 km) northwest by west (bearing 301°) of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Columbia University in the City of New York.
Along with nearby Mount Harvard, Mount Yale, Mount Princeton, and Mount Oxford, Mount Columbia is one of five Collegiate Peaks named for prominent universities. Due to an awful scree field located on the standard route, Mount Columbia is usually only climbed by those wishing to climb all of Colorado's fourteeners.
- List of Colorado mountain ranges
- List of Colorado mountain summits
- List of Colorado county high points
- "COLUMBIA PK". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- The elevation of Mount Columbia includes an adjustment of +2.081 m (+6.83 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
- "Mount Columbia, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- "Mount Columbia". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
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