Mount Powell (Colorado) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Powell
|Elevation||13,586 ft (4,141 m)|
|Prominence||3,000 ft (914 m)|
|Isolation||21.50 mi (34.60 km)|
|Etymology||John Wesley Powell|
|Location||Eagle and Summit counties,
Colorado, United States
|Parent range||Highest summit of the
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Powell, Colorado
Mount Powell is the highest summit of the Gore Range in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The prominent 13,586-foot (4,141 m) thirteener is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, 8.5 miles (13.7 km) north by east (bearing 8°) of the Town of Vail, Colorado, United States, along the drainage divide separating White River National Forest and Eagle County from Arapaho National Forest and Summit County. Mount Powell was named in honor of John Wesley Powell who climbed to the summit in 1868.
Mount Powell is very prominent when viewed from the north east, rising 6,000 feet above Green Mountain Reservoir.
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