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La Plata Mountains

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Elevation  13,232 ft (4,033 m)
State  Colorado
Parent range  San Juan Mountains
Country  United States
Highest point  Hesperus Mountain
La Plata Mountains Poster La Plata Mountains Mesa Verde Museum Association
Mountains  Hesperus Mountain, Lavender Peak

Backcountry skiing in the la plata mountains


The La Plata Mountains are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in the southwestern part of Colorado, United States. They are located on the border between Montezuma and La Plata counties, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Durango. Their name is Spanish for silver.

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The peaks of the range are easily visible from U.S. Route 160, which skirts the range on the south. The La Plata River and the Mancos River have their headwaters in the range. The Colorado Trail accesses even towards the northern peaks.

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The best-known and highest peak in the La Plata Mountains is Hesperus Mountain, which is the Navajo sacred mountain of the north. The six of the highest summits are listed below.

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Moody timelapse of the la plata mountains during a snow storm


Six highest peaksEdit

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  • Hesperus Mountain, 13,232 ft (4,033 m)
  • Lavender Peak, 13,228 ft (4,032 m)
  • Mount Moss, 13,192 ft (4,021 m)
  • Babcock Peak, 13,180 ft (4,017 m)
  • Centennial Peak, 13,062 ft (3,981 m)
  • Burwell Peak, 12,664 ft (3,860 m)

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    References

    La Plata Mountains Wikipedia


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