Windom Peak

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Windom Peak
Windom Peak and Unnamed above Chicago Basin.jpg
Windom Peak(left, center) from across Chicago Basin.
Elevation 14,087 ft (4,294 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 1,007 ft (307 m)[1]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Windom Peak is located in Colorado
Windom Peak
Windom Peak
Location La Plata County, Colorado, U.S.
Range San Juan Mountains, Needle Mountains
Coordinates 37°37′16″N 107°35′31″W / 37.62111°N 107.59194°W / 37.62111; -107.59194Coordinates: 37°37′16″N 107°35′31″W / 37.62111°N 107.59194°W / 37.62111; -107.59194[2]
Topo map USGS Columbine Pass
Easiest route West Ridge: scramble (class 3)

Windom Peak is a fourteener in the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the Weminuche Wilderness (part of the San Juan National Forest) in La Plata County approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Silverton.

Windom Peak is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the other two are Mount Eolus and Sunlight Peak. Windom and Sunlight lie on the east side of Twin Lakes, in upper Chicago Basin, while Eolus lies on the west side. All three peaks are relatively remote by Colorado standards, and have a strong wilderness character; however they can be popular in summer.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Windom Peak, Colorado". Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Windom Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ Louis W. Dawson II (1996). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 2. Blue Clover Press. ISBN 0-9628867-2-6. 

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