Hesperus Mountain, Colorado

Prominence: 2832 ft, 863 m

Elevation: 13,232 feet, 4033 meters

True Isolation: 24.53 mi, 39.47 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 13,237 ft / 4035 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 26' 42'' N, 108° 5' 20'' W
37.445066, -108.088964 (Dec Deg)
757524 E 4148226 N, Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionMontezuma (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Hesperus Mountain:
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States (Rank #39)
     Sacred Navajo Mountains (Rank #2)
     Fifty Highest CoHPs in Lower 48 (Rank #34)
     U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet (Rank #46)
     Fifty Highest CoHPs (Rank #41)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #166)
     100 Highest CoHPs in Lower 48 (Rank #34)
     100 Highest CoHPs (Rank #41)
     Colorado County High Points (Rank #28)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #34)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #39)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #46)
     Colorado Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #23)
     Colorado Thirteeners (Rank #451)
     Colorado Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #23)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Hiking Colorado's Summits (Mitchler, Covill)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 89
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 84)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2005-07-29 by Adam Helman
     2015-07-26 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2015-07-26 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2017-07-23 by Bob Burd
     2018-07-23 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2019-07-15 by Dennis Stewart
     2019-11-02 by Whiley Hall (GPS Track)
     2020-06-27 by Tyler King
     2020-09-05 by Greg Gerlach
     2021-06-20 by Mike Mays
     2021-08-09 by Stav Basis
     2021-08-09 by Kevin Smith
     2021-09-21 by Matthias Stender (GPS Track)
     2022-08-29 by Bob G (GPS Track)

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In the 2003-2008 time period, there were several people knowledgeable about Colorado mountains who claimed that Hesperus Mountain was lower than nearby Lavender Peak. However, recent surveys by dedicated peakbaggers have determined that Hesperus is higher by a few feet.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2832 ft/863 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2872 ft/875 m
  Line Parent: V 10
  Key Col: 10,400 ft/3170 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 24.53 mi/39.47 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.752737, -107.864831
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Grizzly Peak  (NNE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: San Juan Mountains
Range5: La Plata Mountains (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSan Juan
Gulf of California
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: San Juan National Forest
Topo MapLa Plata O37108d1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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