Sunshine Peak

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Sunshine Peak
Sunshine Peak is located in Colorado
Sunshine Peak
Sunshine Peak
Elevation 14,007 ft (4,269 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 481 ft (147 m)[1]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Location Hinsdale County, Colorado, U.S.
Range San Juan Mountains
Coordinates 37°55′22″N 107°25′22″W / 37.92278°N 107.42278°W / 37.92278; -107.42278Coordinates: 37°55′22″N 107°25′22″W / 37.92278°N 107.42278°W / 37.92278; -107.42278[2]
Topo map USGS Redcloud Peak
Easiest route North ridge (from Redcloud Peak): Hike

Sunshine Peak is a fourteen thousand foot mountain peak in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the San Juan Mountains in Hinsdale County approximately 9 miles (14 km) south west of Lake City, and about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Redcloud Peak. It rises on the north side of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.

Sunshine Peak has the dubious distinction of being the lowest of Colorado's 54 official fourteeners. It is also not particularly independent from its higher neighbor Redcloud Peak, with a topographic prominence of 481 feet (147 m) (the minimum standard for an independent fourteener is 300 feet (91 m)). However it has more and steeper local relief than many of the other fourteeners. For example, it rises 4,450 feet (1,356 m) above the townsite of Sherman to the south in only 1.2 miles (1.9 km).[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Sunshine Peak, Colorado". Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Sunshine Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Sunshine Peak". 

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