Mount Gunnison facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Gunnison
|Elevation||12,725 ft (3,879 m)|
|Prominence||3,539 ft (1,079 m)|
|Isolation||11.84 mi (19.05 km)|
|Listing||Colorado prominent summits|
|Etymology||John Williams Gunnison|
|Location||Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||West Elk Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Minnesota Pass, Colorado
Mount Gunnison is a prominent mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,725-foot (3,879 m) peak is located in the West Elk Wilderness of Gunnison National Forest, 22.2 miles (35.7 km) west by south (bearing 260°) of the Town of Crested Butte in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The mountain is named in honor of John Williams Gunnison who explored the area.
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