La Plata Mountains
|La Plata Mountains|
From the Mancos Valley Overlook in Mesa Verde National Park
|Elevation||13,232 ft (4,033 m)|
|Parent range||San Juan Mountains|
The La Plata Mountains are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in the southwestern part of Colorado, United States. They are located on the border between Montezuma and La Plata counties, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Durango. Their name is Spanish for silver.
The peaks of the range are easily visible from U.S. Route 160, which skirts the range on the south. The La Plata River and the Mancos River have their headwaters in the range. The Colorado Trail accesses even towards the northern peaks.
Six highest peaks
- Hesperus Mountain, 13,232 ft (4,033 m)
- Lavender Peak, 13,228 ft (4,032 m)
- Mount Moss, 13,192 ft (4,021 m)
- Babcock Peak, 13,180 ft (4,017 m)
- Centennial Peak, 13,062 ft (3,981 m)
- Burwell Peak, 12,664 ft (3,860 m)
- "La Plata Mountains". Peakbagger.com.
- Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer (1st ed.), DeLorme Publishing, 1991, ISBN 0-89933-206-4.
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