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Rank
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6 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,309'
Range ...................................................San Juan
County ...................................................Hinsdale
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 04' 18" N, 107º 27' 41" W
38.071507, 107.462166

Variant Names ...................................................Unca-pah-gre Mountain, Uncompahgre Mountain
Location ...................................................In the San Juan mountain range 9 miles northwest of Lake City and 3 miles east of Wetterhorn Peak (14,017').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Lake City and Ouray
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Wetterhorn Peak
History ..................................................."Uncompahgre" means "hot water spring" and is named after a river.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Uncompahgre Peak, Wetterhorn Peak
Trails Illustrated: #141
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 9,300' from the southeast via Henson Creek Road (dirt).
4WD access to 11,400' from the southeast via Henson Creek Road and right on the 870 Road up Nellie Creek (rough 4wd).
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Standard Route ...................................................
South Ridge from Nellie Creek
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: Nellie Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 11,400 feet
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Trip Length: 7 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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