Red Mountain (Ouray County, Colorado)

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Red Mountain Number 3
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Red Mountain Number 3
Elevation 12,896 ft (3,931 m)[1]
Location
Red Mountain Number 3 is located in Colorado
Red Mountain Number 3
Red Mountain Number 3
Colorado
Location Ouray and San Juan counties, Colorado, United States[2]
Range San Juan Mountains
Coordinates 37°54′06″N 107°41′21″W / 37.901662°N 107.6892276°W / 37.901662; -107.6892276Coordinates: 37°54′06″N 107°41′21″W / 37.901662°N 107.6892276°W / 37.901662; -107.6892276[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Ironton, Colorado[2]
Red Mountain Number 1
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Red Mountain Number 1
Elevation 12,598 ft (3,840 m)[3]
Location
Location Ouray and San Juan counties, Colorado, United States[4]
Coordinates 37°54′37″N 107°39′44″W / 37.9102732°N 107.6622828°W / 37.9102732; -107.6622828[4]
Red Mountain Number 2
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Red Mountain Number 2
Elevation 12,225 ft (3,726 m)[5]
Location
Location Ouray County, Colorado, U.S.[6]
Coordinates 37°54′46″N 107°40′57″W / 37.9127730°N 107.6825607°W / 37.9127730; -107.6825607[6]

Red Mountain is a set of three peaks in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States, about 5 miles south of Ouray. The mountains get their name from the reddish iron ore rocks that cover the surface. Several other peaks in the San Juan Mountains likewise have prominent reddish coloration from iron ore and are also called "Red Mountain".

Nearby Red Mountain Pass is named after Red Mountain, and the ghost town mining camp of Red Mountain Town is located at the foot of the Red Mountains.

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  1. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 3 includes an adjustment of +1.801 m (+5.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c "Red Mountain Number 3". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 1 includes an adjustment of +1.826 m (+5.99 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ a b "Red Mountain Number 1". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 2 includes an adjustment of +1.803 m (+5.92 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  6. ^ a b "Red Mountain Number 2". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 

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