Needle Mountains

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Needle Mountains
Needle Mountains seen from the San Juan Skyway.
Highest point
PeakMount Eolus
Elevation14,089 ft (4,294 m)
Coordinates37°37′19″N 107°37′22″W / 37.62194°N 107.62278°W / 37.62194; -107.62278Coordinates: 37°37′19″N 107°37′22″W / 37.62194°N 107.62278°W / 37.62194; -107.62278
Length54 mi (87 km) N-S
Width21 mi (34 km) E-W
Area728 sq mi (1,890 km2)
CountryUnited States
Parent range
  • San Juan Mountains
  • Rocky Mountains

The Needle Mountains are a subrange of the San Juan Mountains of the Rocky Mountains located in the southwestern part of the U.S. State of Colorado. Much of the range is protected in the Weminuche Wilderness of the San Juan National Forest. The range is notable for having some of the most rugged mountains in the state, and includes many technical climbs and scrambles. A small but dramatic east-west subrange in the northern section is known as the Grenadier Range.

Notable peaks include:

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