North Fork Elk River

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North Fork Elk River[1]
Origin 40°49′55″N 106°41′23″W / 40.83194°N 106.68972°W / 40.83194; -106.68972
Mouth Confluence with Middle Fork
40°46′11″N 106°46′27″W / 40.76972°N 106.77417°W / 40.76972; -106.77417Coordinates: 40°46′11″N 106°46′27″W / 40.76972°N 106.77417°W / 40.76972; -106.77417
Progression ElkYampaGreenColorado
Mouth elevation 7,982 ft (2,433 m)

North Fork Elk River, or North Fork Elk Creek is a 15.2-mile-long (24.5 km)[2] tributary of the Elk River in Routt County, Colorado. It flows from a source on the northeast slopes of Big Agnes Mountain in the Sawtooth Range to a confluence with the Middle Fork Elk River that forms the Elk River.

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  1. ^ "North Fork Elk Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011