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Meridian Peak
Highest point
Elevation 12,432 ft (3,789 m)
Prominence 366 ft (112 m)
Isolation 1.93 mi (3.11 km)
Geography
Location Eagle and Summit counties, Colorado, United States
Parent range Gore Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Piney Peak, Colorado
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Meridian Peak is a mountain summit in the Gore Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,432-foot (3,789 m) peak is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, 9.0 miles (14.5 km) north by west (bearing 353°) of the Town of Vail, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating White River National Forest and Eagle County from Arapaho National Forest and Summit County.

Hiking

Meridian Peak can be found at the southern end of Elliot Ridge Trail. It can be reached by ascending several hiking trails into the Gore Range. Surprise Lake Trail goes south for 2.6 miles to Surprise Lake, then the Gore Range Trail continues west for 1.9 miles to a junction with the Upper Cataract Lake and Mirror Lake Trail. Mirror Lake is 6.5 miles beyond the junction, at an elevation of 10,560 feet. The Elliot Ridge Trail is 3.2 miles from Mirror Lake. The summit of Meridian Peak is another 1.2 south from the junction with the Elliot Ridge Trail.

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