Tijeras Peak

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Tijeras Peak
Tijeras Peak is located in Colorado
Tijeras Peak
Tijeras Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,610 ft (4,148 m) [2][3]
Prominence 744 ft (227 m) [3]
Isolation 1.70 mi (2.74 km) [3]
Coordinates 37°55′28″N 105°32′25″W / 37.9244446°N 105.5402863°W / 37.9244446; -105.5402863Coordinates: 37°55′28″N 105°32′25″W / 37.9244446°N 105.5402863°W / 37.9244446; -105.5402863[1]
Geography
Location Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Saguache County, Colorado, United States[1]
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Crestone Peak, Colorado[1]

Tijeras Peak is a high mountain summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,610-foot (4,148 m) thirteener is located 9.8 miles (15.8 km) southeast by east (bearing 120°) of the Town of Crestone in Saguache County, Colorado, United States, on the boundary between the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in Rio Grande National Forest.[2][3][1] Tijeras Peak is the highest summit in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.[4] Tijeras is Spanish for scissors, and refers to the double-pronged rocky tip of the mountain.

Mountain[edit]

Historical names[edit]

  • Tijeras Peak – 1970 [1]
  • Tiseras Peak

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Tijeras Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Tijeras Peak includes an adjustment of +1.721 m (+5.65 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Tijeras Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Great Sand Dunes FAQ's #11

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