Mt. Princeton from near Buena Vista, CO
|Elevation||14,204 ft (4,329 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,157 ft (657 m)|
Colorado 4000 meter summits
|Location||Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Range||Sawatch Range, Collegiate Peaks|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Antero|
Mount Princeton is one of the fourteeners of the US state of Colorado. It lies in the Collegiate Peaks, in the central part of the Sawatch Range, just west of the Arkansas River. While not one of the highest peaks of the Sawatch it is one of the most dramatic, abruptly rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas valley in only 6 miles.
Mount Princeton is located within the San Isabel National Forest. The first recorded ascent was on July 17, 1877, at 12:30 pm by William Libbey of Princeton University. It is likely that various miners had climbed the peak earlier. The name Mount Princeton was in use as early as 1873, and the peak was most likely named by Henry Gannett, a Harvard graduate and chief topographer in a government survey led by George M. Wheeler.
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- "Mount Princeton, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
- Mount Princeton on Summitpost
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- "William Libbey and the 1877 Expedition" Princeton Alumni Weekly Princeton University
- Borneman, Walter R. and Lampert, Lyndon J. (1994) A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (3rd ed.) Pruett, Boulder, Colorado, ISBN 0-87108-850-9