Red Mountain (Ouray County, Colorado)

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Red Mountain Number 3
Red Mountain Pass Red Mountain 3 2006 09 13.jpg
Red Mountain Number 3
Highest point
Elevation12,896 ft (3,931 m) [1]
Coordinates37°54′06″N 107°41′21″W / 37.901662°N 107.6892276°W / 37.901662; -107.6892276Coordinates: 37°54′06″N 107°41′21″W / 37.901662°N 107.6892276°W / 37.901662; -107.6892276[2]
Geography
Red Mountain Number 3 is located in Colorado
Red Mountain Number 3
Red Mountain Number 3
LocationOuray and San Juan counties, Colorado, United States[2]
Parent rangeSan Juan Mountains
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Ironton, Colorado[2]
Red Mountain Number 1
Red Mountain Pass Red Mountain 1 2006 09 13.jpg
Red Mountain Number 1
Highest point
Elevation12,598 ft (3,840 m) [3]
Coordinates37°54′37″N 107°39′44″W / 37.9102732°N 107.6622828°W / 37.9102732; -107.6622828[4]
Geography
LocationOuray and San Juan counties, Colorado, United States[4]
Red Mountain Number 2
Red Mountain Pass Red Mountain 2 2006 09 13.jpg
Red Mountain Number 2
Highest point
Elevation12,225 ft (3,726 m) [5]
Coordinates37°54′46″N 107°40′57″W / 37.9127730°N 107.6825607°W / 37.9127730; -107.6825607[6]
Geography
LocationOuray County, Colorado, U.S.[6]

Red Mountain is a set of three peaks in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States, about 5 miles south of Ouray. The mountains get their name from the reddish iron ore rocks that cover the surface. Several other peaks in the San Juan Mountains likewise have prominent reddish coloration from iron ore and are also called "Red Mountain".

Nearby Red Mountain Pass is named after Red Mountain, and the ghost town mining camp of Red Mountain Town is located at the foot of the Red Mountains.

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  1. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 3 includes an adjustment of +1.801 m (+5.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c "Red Mountain Number 3". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 1 includes an adjustment of +1.826 m (+5.99 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ a b "Red Mountain Number 1". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  5. ^ The elevation of Red Mountain Number 2 includes an adjustment of +1.803 m (+5.92 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  6. ^ a b "Red Mountain Number 2". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014.