Red Mountain (Ouray County, Colorado)

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Red Mountain
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Red Mountain #3 with the ghost town of Red Mountain.
Elevation 12,890 ft (3,929 m)
Location
Red Mountain is located in Colorado
Red Mountain
Red Mountain
Ouray County, Colorado, U.S.
Range San Juan Mountains
Coordinates 37°54′13″N 107°42′09″W / 37.90361°N 107.70250°W / 37.90361; -107.70250Coordinates: 37°54′13″N 107°42′09″W / 37.90361°N 107.70250°W / 37.90361; -107.70250
Topo map USGS Ironton, CO

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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