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Rank
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29 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,130'
Range ...................................................Elk
County ...................................................Pitkin
Lat/Long ...................................................39º 09' 01" N, 107º 04' 57" W
39.150166, 107.083221

Variant Names ...................................................Capital Peak
Location ...................................................In the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness of the Elk Range. Snowmass is 4 miles northwest of the Maroon Bells and Capitol is nearly 6 miles northwest of the Maroon Bells (Maroon Peak - 14,156' and North Maroon Peak - 14,014').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Aspen, Snowmass and Carbondale
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Snowmass Mountain
History ...................................................-
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Capitol Peak, Highland Peak
Trails Illustrated: #128
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 9,400' from the north via the Capitol Creek Road.
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Standard Route ...................................................
Northeast Ridge from Capitol Lake
Difficulty:   Class 4 
Trailhead: Capitol Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 9,450 feet
Elevation Gain: 5,300 feet
Trip Length: 17 miles
Exposure: Dangerous exposure that requires careful, technical moves to navigate around. A fall would likely be fatal. Big, sheer drops. 5


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