Information Entries for Pyramid Peak and Name History

Name History (Pyramid Peak)

Title: Naming of Pyramid Peak

Entered by: 14erFred

Added: 05/14/2010, Last Updated: 05/14/2010

Sources: Hart, J.L.J. (1977). Fourteen thousand feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks (Second Edition). Denver, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club.

The Hayden U.S. Government Survey of 1874 named Pyramid Peak "Black Pyramid." This name, reflective of the mountain's distinctive skyline profile, was later shortened to "Pyramid."

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