Lone Cone (Colorado) facts for kids
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Lone Cone from the south
|Elevation||12,618 ft (3,846 m)|
|Prominence||2,273 ft (693 m)|
|Isolation||8.40 mi (13.52 km)|
|Listing||Colorado prominent summits|
|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 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.
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.
- Lone Cone – 1906
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