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Mount Emmons
Highest point
Elevation 12,401 ft (3,780 m)
Prominence 592 ft (180 m)
Isolation 4.18 mi (6.73 km)
Naming
Etymology Samuel Franklin Emmons
Geography
Location Gunnison County, Colorado
United States
Parent range Elk Mountains
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
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Mount Emmons is a mountain summit in the Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains in north-central Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.

Description

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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