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Uncompahgre Paperweight
  • Uncompahgre Paperweight
  • Uncompahgre Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Uncompahgre Peak
Elevation: 14,309 ft.
Coordinates: N38° 04' 18'' W107° 27' 41''
Location: San Juan Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Alfred R. Kroulik, Jr., 1999
Uncompahgre Peak is the highest of six peaks over 14,000 feet in the San Juan Range of Colorado. It is rated as a "walk up" and considered to be one of the easier fourteeners to climb.
Uncompahgre means "hot water spring" in the Ute Indian language, suggesting volcanic origins. According to GNIS (Geographic Names Information System), the mountain was named after the Uncompahgre River.