Mount Princeton facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Princeton
Mt. Princeton from near Buena Vista
|Elevation||14,204 ft (4327.25 m) NAVD88|
|Prominence||2177 ft (664 m)|
|Isolation||5.19 mi (8.36 km)|
|Location||Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||Sawatch Range,
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
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Mount Princeton is a high and prominent mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,204 feet (4,329 m) fourteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.8 miles (12.6 km) southwest (bearing 225°) of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Princeton University.
While not one of the highest peaks of the Sawatch Range, Mount Princeton is one of the most dramatic, abruptly rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas River valley in only 6 miles.
The first recorded ascent was on July 17, 1877, at 12:30 pm by William Libbey of Princeton University. It is likely that various miners had climbed the peak earlier. The name Mount Princeton was in use as early as 1873, and the peak was most likely named by Henry Gannett, a Harvard graduate and chief topographer in a government survey led by George M. Wheeler.
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