Lake Fork Gunnison River

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Lake Fork Gunnison River[1]
Lake Fork Gunnison River.JPG
The river in Lake City.
Physical characteristics
 • locationSloan Lake
 • coordinates37°54′16″N 107°30′49″W / 37.90444°N 107.51361°W / 37.90444; -107.51361
 • elevation12,910 ft (3,930 m)
 • location
Confluence with Gunnison River
 • coordinates
38°27′38″N 107°19′19″W / 38.46056°N 107.32194°W / 38.46056; -107.32194Coordinates: 38°27′38″N 107°19′19″W / 38.46056°N 107.32194°W / 38.46056; -107.32194
 • elevation
7,523 ft (2,293 m)
Basin features

Lake Fork Gunnison River or Lake Fork is a 64.7-mile-long (104.1 km)[2] tributary of the Gunnison River in Colorado. The river's source is Sloan Lake near Handies Peak in the San Juan Mountains of Hinsdale County. Lake Fork flows through Lake San Cristobal and Lake City before a confluence with the Gunnison River in Blue Mesa Reservoir.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lake Fork". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 18, 2011