Mount Colvin

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Mount Colvin
Lower Ausable Lake view of Mt Colvin.jpg
Mt. Colvin seen from Lower Ausable Lake
Highest point
Elevation4,080 ft (1,240 m) [1]
Prominence750 ft (230 m) [2]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks
Coordinates44°05′38″N 73°50′04″W / 44.09389°N 73.83444°W / 44.09389; -73.83444Coordinates: 44°05′38″N 73°50′04″W / 44.09389°N 73.83444°W / 44.09389; -73.83444
Geography
LocationKeene, New York, U.S.
Parent rangeAdirondacks
Topo mapUSGS Mount Marcy

Mount Colvin is the 39th highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains, in the state of New York, USA. Mount Colvin offers excellent views of a number of other Adirondack High Peaks, most notably the peaks that comprise the Great Range. High Peaks that are readily visible from Colvin include Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial, and Blake. The mountain is named after Verplanck Colvin, an explorer of the Adirondacks and the director of the survey which mapped the region. After naming many other peaks and geographic features, he chose this less-prominent mountain to name after himself.

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  1. ^ Summit elevation between 1,240 and 1,250 m.
  2. ^ Key col elevation between 1,010 and 1,020 m.

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