Fishers Peak, Colorado

Prominence: 1827 ft, 557 m

Elevation: 9627 feet, 2934 meters

True Isolation: 30.98 mi, 49.85 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9631 ft / 2935 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 5' 53'' N; 104° 27' 46'' W
37.098178, -104.46284 (Dec Deg)
547733E 4105899N Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLas Animas

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     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #207)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #83)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #56)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #215)
     USA Lower 48 Range3 High Points (Rank #13)
     North America Range3 High Points (Rank #34)
     Colorado Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #13)

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     2008-09-19 by Tim Worth
     2015-04-30 by Chris Gilsdorf

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Fishers Peak is the highest point in the United States east of the approximate north-south line formed by Interstate 25, the highway that follows the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains through Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. It lies just east of well-known Raton Pass, which has been a historic route since long before they built I-25 through it. Therefore, this obscure mountain has a good claim to being the highest peak east of the Rockies, an honor more often claimed by Harney Peak or Mount Mitchell, both well-known state high points.

And, if I-25 in Colorado and northern New Mexico is the western boundary of the Great Plains, then Fishers Peak is the highest point in the entire "North America Plains" range area, a huge chunk of the continent.

Sierra Blanca, a 12,000 foot peak in southern New Mexico, is east of I-25, but that far south there are no Rocky Mountains to be east of. And at that point I-25 has taken a big jog to the west and no longer follows the same general north-south line it does north of Las Vegas, NM.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1827 ft/557 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1867 ft/569 m
  Key Col: 7800 ft/2377 m
Isolation30.98 mi/49.85 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    East Spanish Peak  (NW)
Isolation Limit Point: 37° 22' 56'' N; 104° 53' 53'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains (Highest Point)
Range3: Great Plains (Highest Point)
Range4: Southern Great Plains (Highest Point)
Range5: Raton Mesas (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsArkansas
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapFishers Peak O37104a4 1:24,000

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