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Uncompahgre Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointHorsefly Peak (10,347 ft/3154 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado (95%), Utah (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,109 sq mi / 8,052 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent81 mi / 131 km North-South
83 mi / 133 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 36' N; 108° 31' W
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Map of Uncompahgre Plateau
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CanyonlandsLevel 4 (Parent)
         San Rafael SwellLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central CanyonlandsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Sal MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Uncompahgre PlateauLevel 5
         Henry MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Escalante-StaircaseLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Elk RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Abajo MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Uncompahgre Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Horsefly Peak10,3473154 
2.Box Spring Peak10,0123052 
3.Peak 986898683008 
4.Spruce Mountain97312966 
5.Piñon Mesa High Point9680+2950+ 
6.Crawford Benchmark9499+2895+ 
7.Peak 94309430+2874+ 
8.Two V Benchmark9342+2847+ 
9.Snipe Mountain93262843 
10.Peak 92959295+2833+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Uncompahgre Plateau

Independence Monument
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Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument (2009-08-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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