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Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons is located in Colorado
Mount Emmons
Mount Emmons
Location in Colorado
Highest point
Elevation 12,401 ft (3,780 m)
Prominence 592 ft (180 m)
Isolation 4.18 mi (6.73 km)
Etymology Samuel Franklin Emmons
Location Gunnison County, Colorado
United States
Parent range Elk Mountains
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map

Mount Emmons is a mountain summit in the Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains in north-central Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.


The 12,401-foot (3,780 m) peak is located within the Gunnison National Forest, 4.2 miles (6.7 km) west-northwest (bearing 288°) of the Town of Crested Butte.

The mountain was named in honor of geologist Samuel Franklin Emmons (as was another peak in Utah).

Historical names

  • Mount Emmons
  • Red Lady
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