Storm King Mountain (Colorado)
|Storm King Mountain|
The mountain in 2017.
|Elevation||8,797 ft (2,681 m) |
|Location||Garfield County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||White River Plateau|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Storm King Mountain, Colorado
|Age of rock||~ 1.05 Gyr|
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
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.
- List of Colorado mountain ranges
- List of Colorado mountain summits
- List of Colorado county high points
- The elevation of Storm King Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.292 m (+4.24 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
- "Storm King Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- "Geologic Mapping Along the I-70 Corridor in Western Colorado". USGS. October 31, 2007.
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