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Storm King Mountain
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The mountain in 2017.
Highest point
Elevation 8,797 ft (2,681 m)
Geography
Location Garfield County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range White River Plateau
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Storm King Mountain, Colorado
Geology
Age of rock ~ 1.05 Gyr
Mountain type sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Storm King Mountain is a mountain in the White River National Forest of the Rocky Mountains, 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in northeastern Garfield County. It is on the north side of the Colorado River and Interstate 70 (I-70), between Glenwood Springs and New Castle.A ski lift at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort is named after the mountain.

July 1994 fire

It is the site of the July 1994 South Canyon Fire in which 14 firefighters died. After the fire eliminated valuable vegetation and ground cover, torrential rains caused a mudslide on the night of September 1, 1994, that buried 30 cars and seriously injured two people on Interstate 70.

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