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Rank
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5 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,336'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................39º 01' 46" N, 106º 28' 21" W
39.029251, 106.473145

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................In the Sawatch Range 6 miles southwest of Mt. Elbert (14,433'), 11 miles south of Mt. Massive (14,421') and 3 miles south of Colorado 82 (Independence Pass road).
Nearby Towns ...................................................Twin Lakes, Leadville, Buena Vista and Aspen
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Huron Peak, Mt. Elbert
History ...................................................The Hayden Survey Team first climbed the peak on July 26th, 1873, then naming the peak La Plata, which means "silver" in Spanish.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Elbert, Independence Pass
Trails Illustrated: #127
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 10,000' from the northwest via Colorado 82 (Independence Pass).
2WD access to 10,200' from the south via CR390 (dirt).
4WD access to 10,700' from the south via CR390 (dirt).
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Standard Route ...................................................
Northwest Ridge
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: La Plata Peak
Trailhead Elev.: 10,000 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,500 feet
Trip Length: 9 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2


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