Puneet Varma

West Elk Mountains

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Highest point  West Elk Peak
Country  United States of America
West Elk Mountains
Mountains  East Beckwith Mountain, Marcellina Mountain, Whetstone Mountain, Mount Lamborn, Carbon Peak
Similar  Rocky Mountains, Kebler Pass, Elk Mountains, East Beckwith Mountain, McClure Pass

The West Elk Mountains are a high mountain range in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Colorado. They lie primarily within the Gunnison National Forest, and part of the range is protected as the West Elk Wilderness. The range is primarily located in Gunnison County, with small parts in eastern Delta and Montrose counties.

Map of West Elk Mountains, Colorado 81230, USA

The West Elks are surrounded by tributaries of the Gunnison River. The range is bounded on the north by the North Fork of the Gunnison and on the east by the East River, another tributary of the Gunnison. On the south and west it is contiguous with Black Mesa and Fruitland Mesa, both part of the uplift in which sits the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. On the northeast it is contiguous with the Elk Mountains, being separated from them by Anthracite Creek and Coal Creek. Nearby towns include Gunnison, Paonia, and the ski resort of Crested Butte.

References

West Elk Mountains Wikipedia


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