Windom Peak


Windom Peak

Infobox Mountain
Name = Windom Peak
Photo = Windom Peak.jpg
Caption = Glacier Point visible looking west from Windom Peak summit
Elevation = 14,082 ft (4292 m)
Location = Colorado, United States
Range = San Juan Mountains, Needle Mountains
Coordinates = coor dms|37|37|17|N|107|35|29|W|type:mountain_region:US
Topographic
USGS Columbine Pass
Prominence = 1,022 ft (312 m)
First ascent =
Easiest route = West Ridge: scramble (class 3)

Windom Peak is a fourteener in the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the Weminuche Wilderness (part of the San Juan National Forest) in La Plata County approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Silverton.

Windom Peak is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the other two are Mount Eolus and Sunlight Peak. Windom and Sunlight lie on the east side of Twin Lakes, in upper Chicago Basin, while Eolus lies on the west side. All three peaks are relatively remote by Colorado standards, and have a strong wilderness character; however they can be popular in summer.Louis W. Dawson II, "Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 2", Blue Clover Press, 1996, ISBN 0-9628867-2-6]

ee also

*Colorado fourteeners
*Colorado mountain peaks
*Colorado mountain ranges
*Mountain peaks of North America
*Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains
*Mountain peaks of the United States

References

External links

* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150536/windom-peak.html Windom Peak on Summitpost]


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