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Lone Cone
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Lone Cone from the south
Highest point
Elevation 12,618 ft (3,846 m)
Prominence 2,273 ft (693 m)
Isolation 8.40 mi (13.52 km)
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Geography
Location Dolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States
Parent range San Miguel Mountains
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Lone Cone, Colorado
Lone Cone Colorado 2020
Oblique air photo of Lone Cone in 2020

Lone Cone is a prominent mountain summit at the western end of the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,618-foot (3,846 m) peak is located 24.2 miles (38.9 km) west by south (bearing 262°) of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Juan National Forest and Dolores County from Uncompahgre National Forest and San Miguel County.

Geology

The mountain, a laccolith, is between 20 and 40 million years old and is the westernmost of over a dozen laccoliths that are the same age as rocks in the San Juan volcanic field.

Historical names

  • Lone Cone – 1906
  • West Point
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