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Middle Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,306 ft (4,056 m)
Prominence 1,960 ft (597 m)
Isolation 5.50 mi (8.85 km)
Listing
Geography
Location Dolores and San Miguel counties, Colorado, United States
Parent range San Miguel Mountains
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Dolores Peak, Colorado

Middle Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,306-foot (4,056 m) peak is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, 17.1 miles (27.6 km) west-southwest (bearing 250°) 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.

Topographic prominence

Neighboring Dolores Peak on the same drainage divide may be higher than Middle Peak. If this is the case, Dolores Peak would be the more topographically prominent of the two summits.

Historical names

  • Dolores Peak
  • Middle Peak
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