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Mount Powell
Mount Powell is located in Colorado
Mount Powell
Mount Powell
Location in Colorado
Highest point
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
Gore Range
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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