- 1 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Split ring attachment
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 14,039 ft.
Coordinates: N37° 37' 18" W107° 37' 22"
Location: Needle Mountains, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No station found
North Eolus Peak is the unranked sub-peak of Mount Eolus and, as such, is one of four peaks over 14,000 feet in the Needle Mountains. The others are Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak. The lack of prominence (only 179 feet) from Mount Eolus prevents North Eolus from being included on the official 14er list. Nevertheless, it is a worthy endeavor to cross the saddle to enjoy views of Mount Eolus and the surrounding peaks of the San Juan National Forest.
The 14ers of the Needles are among the most remote. A popular way to access the trailhead is via the Durango Silverton narrow gauge railroad.