Tenmile Range

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Tenmile Range
Tenmile Fletcher Group.jpg
View of the Fletcher Group of the Tenmile Range off State Highway 91 North of Leadville. The mountain that looks largest is "Unnamed Peak 13,900 ft. Fletcher Mountain is the next largest peak to the left, although it is taller than "Unnamed Peak with an elevation of 13,951 ft. Only Quandary Peak is higher in the Tenmile Range. Clinton Reservoir is in the foreground.
Highest point
Peak Quandary Peak
Elevation 14,265 ft (4,348 m)
Coordinates 39°23′50.2″N 106°06′22.9″W / 39.397278°N 106.106361°W / 39.397278; -106.106361Coordinates: 39°23′50.2″N 106°06′22.9″W / 39.397278°N 106.106361°W / 39.397278; -106.106361
Geography
Country United States
State Colorado
County Summit
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Borders on Mosquito Range

The Tenmile Range is a mountain range in U.S. state of Colorado. The range is an extension of the Mosquito Range which is part of the Rocky Mountains. The two ranges are effectively the same range. They are split only by the Continental Divide and name. The Tenmile Range is on the west side of the divide, and the Mosquito on the east. The range is often referred to as the Tenmile-Mosquito Range.

There are more than a dozen peaks in the range. Peak 1 is the northernmost peak. The sub-peaks of Mt. Victoria and Mt. Royal are located north of Peak 1. Tenmile Peak, south of Peak 1, is also known as Peak 2. Quandary Peak is the southernmost peak and highest point in the Range, elevation 14,265 feet.[1][2]

The range is famous for its skiing, both backcountry and resort areas. Breckenridge Ski Resort is in the range.

The Tenmile Range includes Pacific Tarn, believed to be the highest named lake in the United States.

Highest peaks[edit]

Additional information[edit]

  • Peak 1 is the northernmost peak of the range.
  • The numbered peaks begin with Peak 1 which is directly north of Tenmile Peak. This peak used to have a ski jumping hill for the town of Frisco. South of Peak 1 are Peaks 2 through 10. There are more than a dozen peaks in the range. The southernmost is Quandary Peak.[2]
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort occupies the east faces of Peaks 6-10. The summits of Peak 6 and Peak 8 are both accessible by chairlift. The Kensho SuperChair on Peak 6 terminates at a crest in a ridge 300 feet below the summit, while the Imperial Express SuperChair stops at 12,840 feet, 160 feet below the summit of Peak 8. The true summits of both peaks can then be accessed by a shot hike from the top of either lift.


Gallery[edit]

Tenmile and Mosquito Ranges: (left to right) Loveland Mountain (13,692 ft), Mount Democrat, Mount Bross & Quandary Peak. View from U.S. 285, about eight miles south of Fairplay.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ormes, Robert (1992). Guide to the Colorado Mountains. Boulder, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club. pp. 116–118. ISBN 1-55566-194-7. 
  2. ^ a b DeLorme (1998). Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme. pp. 38, 48. ISBN 0-89933-265-X. 

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