kids encyclopedia robot

Braddock Peak facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Braddock Peak
Braddock Peak is located in Colorado
Braddock Peak
Braddock Peak
Location in Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 11,972 ft (3,649 m)
Location Jackson County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Never Summer Mountains
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Richthofen, Colorado

Braddock Peak is a mountain summit in the Never Summer Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 11,972-foot (3,649 m) peak is located in State Forest State Park, 3.0 miles (4.8 km) south-southwest (bearing 201°) of Cameron Pass in Jackson County, Colorado, United States.


Braddock Peak lies 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east-northeast of Seven Utes Mountain, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west of Snow Lake, and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of the boundary of Routt National Forest and the Never Summer Wilderness.

It is named for Dr. William A. Braddock (1929–2003), Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1958 to 1994. Dr. Braddock and his students geologically mapped over 750 square miles (1,900 km2) of the northern Front Range, including the summit named for him. He was the principal author of The Geologic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park. Following his retirement, Dr. Braddock taught the lay public about the geology in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.

Descriptions of hiking routes in this area that predate adoption of the Braddock Peak name refer to this summit as Point 11,960.

kids search engine
Braddock Peak Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.