Lavender Peak (Colorado)

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Lavender Peak
Lavender Peak is located in Colorado
Lavender Peak
Lavender Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,233 ft (4,033 m) [3][2]
Prominence 408 ft (124 m) [2]
Isolation 0.50 mi (0.80 km) [2]
Parent peak Hesperus Mountain[2]
Coordinates 37°26′30″N 108°04′49″W / 37.4416667°N 108.0802778°W / 37.4416667; -108.0802778Coordinates: 37°26′30″N 108°04′49″W / 37.4416667°N 108.0802778°W / 37.4416667; -108.0802778
Location Montezuma County, Colorado, United States[1]
Parent range La Plata Mountains[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
La Plata, Colorado[2]
Easiest route Scramble

Lavender Peak is a high mountain summit in the La Plata Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,233-foot (4,033 m) thirteener is located in San Juan National Forest, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) northeast by east (bearing 61°) of the Town of Mancos in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States.[3][2][1] The peak lies 0.53 miles (0.85 km) east-southeast of the higher and more well-known Hesperus Mountain. Lavender Peak was named in honor of Dwight Garrigues Lavender (1911-1934), the author of a 1932 climbing guide to the San Juan Mountains.[1]


Historical names[edit]

  • Lavendar Peak
  • Lavender Peak – 1976 [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Lavender Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Lavender Peak, Colorado". Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The elevation of Lavender Peak includes an adjustment of +1.647 m (+5.40 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.

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