Sunlight Peak


Sunlight Peak

Infobox Mountain
Name = Sunlight Peak
Photo = Sunlight Peak.jpg
Caption = Sunlight Peak from Twin Lakes
Elevation = 14,059 ft (4,285 m)
Location = Colorado, United States
Range = San Juan Mountains, Needle Mountains
Coordinates = coor dms|37|37|38|N|107|35|43|W|type:mountain_region:US
Topographic
USGS Storm King Peak
Prominence = 399 ft (122 m)
First ascent =
Easiest route = Red Couloir: scramble (class 3)

Sunlight 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.

Sunlight Peak is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the other two are Mount Eolus and Windom 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.

The standard route up Sunlight Peak is from the south, known as the "Red Couloir". It is a non-technical scramble, but achieving the top of the summit block does require an exposed rock climbing move.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/150917/sunlight-peak.html Sunlight Peak on Summitpost]


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