Gothic Mountain

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Gothic Mountain
Gothic Mountain
A view of the Gothic Mountain from Crested Butte in 2010.
Highest point
Elevation12,631 ft (3,850 m) [1][2]
Prominence1,645 ft (501 m) [2]
Isolation2.73 mi (4.39 km) [2]
ListingColorado prominent summits
Coordinates38°57′23″N 107°00′38″W / 38.9563802°N 107.0106015°W / 38.9563802; -107.0106015Coordinates: 38°57′23″N 107°00′38″W / 38.9563802°N 107.0106015°W / 38.9563802; -107.0106015[3]
Gothic Mountain is located in Colorado
Gothic Mountain
Gothic Mountain
LocationGunnison County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Parent rangeWest Elk Mountains[2]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Oh-be-joyful, Colorado[3]

Gothic Mountain is a prominent mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,631-foot (3,850 m) peak is located in Gunnison National Forest, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) west by south (bearing 260°) of the ghost town of Gothic in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3] Gothic Mountain takes its name from its pinnacles said to resemble Gothic architecture.[4]

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  1. ^ a b The elevation of Gothic Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.936 m (+6.35 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Gothic Mountain, Colorado". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gothic Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 140.

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