Storm King Mountain (Colorado)

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Storm King Mountain
Storm King Mountain (Colorado).JPG
The mountain in 2017.
Highest point
Elevation 8,797 ft (2,681 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°35′22″N 107°24′03″W / 39.5894259°N 107.4008876°W / 39.5894259; -107.4008876Coordinates: 39°35′22″N 107°24′03″W / 39.5894259°N 107.4008876°W / 39.5894259; -107.4008876[2]
Geography
Storm King Mountain is located in Colorado
Storm King Mountain
Storm King Mountain
Location Garfield County, Colorado, U.S.[2]
Parent range White River Plateau
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Storm King Mountain, Colorado[2]
Geology
Age of rock ~ 1.05 Gyr
Mountain type sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Storm King Mountain is a mountain in the White River National Forest of the Rocky Mountains, 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in northeastern Garfield County. It is on the north side of the Colorado River and Interstate 70 (I-70), between Glenwood Springs and New Castle.A ski lift at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort is named after the mountain.

July 1994 fire[edit]

It is the site of the July 1994 South Canyon Fire in which 14 firefighters died. After the fire eliminated valuable vegetation and ground cover, torrential rains caused a mudslide on the night of September 1, 1994, that buried 30 cars on Interstate 70.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The elevation of Storm King Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.292 m (+4.24 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c "Storm King Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Geologic Mapping Along the I-70 Corridor in Western Colorado". USGS. October 31, 2007. 

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