San Luis Peak

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San Luis Peak
San Luis view South.JPG
View from the top of the south ridge route
Elevation 14,022 ft (4,274 m)[1][2]
Prominence 3,113 ft (949 m)[3]
Isolation 26.95 mi (43.37 km)[3]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Colorado 4000 meter summits
Colorado range high points
San Luis Peak is located in Colorado
San Luis Peak
San Luis Peak
Location Saguache County, Colorado,
United States[4]
Range San Juan Mountains,
Highest summit of the
La Garita Mountains[3]
Coordinates 37°59′12″N 106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578Coordinates: 37°59′12″N 106°55′53″W / 37.9867757°N 106.9312578°W / 37.9867757; -106.9312578[1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
San Luis Peak, Colorado[1]
First ascent 1874 by Franklin Rhoda and A. D. Wilson[3]
Easiest route South Ridge or East Flank: Hike

San Luis Peak is the highest summit of the La Garita Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is located in the La Garita Wilderness (part of the Rio Grande National Forest) in Saguache County approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of Creede. It is situated rather far to the east of the other fourteeners in the San Juans, and has more of a wilderness setting than many of the other.

San Luis Peak is a relatively straightforward climb, with two hiking routes to the summit, the South Ridge and the East Flank.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "SAN LUIS PEAK CAIRN". U.S. National Geodetic Survey (NGS data sheet). Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ The elevation of San Luis Peak includes an adjustment of +2.098 m (+6.88 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "San Luis Peak, Colorado". Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "San Luis Peak". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dawson, Louis W., II (1994). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners. Vol. 2. Blue Clover Press. ISBN 0-9628867-1-8. 

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