Hesperus Mountain (Colorado)

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Hesperus Mountain
Dibé Ntsaa (Navajo)
Hesperus.jpg
Hesperus Mountain
Elevation13,232 ft (4,033 m)NGVD 29[1]
Prominence2,832 ft (863 m)[1]
Location
Hesperus Mountain (Colorado) is located in Colorado
Hesperus Mountain
Colorado
LocationMontezuma County, Colorado, USA
RangeSan Juan Mountains, La Plata Mountains
Coordinates37°26′42″N 108°05′20″W / 37.445°N 108.08889°W / 37.445; -108.08889Coordinates: 37°26′42″N 108°05′20″W / 37.445°N 108.08889°W / 37.445; -108.08889[2]
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Hesperus Mountain
Dibé Ntsaa (Navajo)
Hesperus.jpg
Hesperus Mountain
Elevation13,232 ft (4,033 m)NGVD 29[1]
Prominence2,832 ft (863 m)[1]
Location
Hesperus Mountain (Colorado) is located in Colorado
Hesperus Mountain
Colorado
LocationMontezuma County, Colorado, USA
RangeSan Juan Mountains, La Plata Mountains
Coordinates37°26′42″N 108°05′20″W / 37.445°N 108.08889°W / 37.445; -108.08889Coordinates: 37°26′42″N 108°05′20″W / 37.445°N 108.08889°W / 37.445; -108.08889[2]
Climbing
Easiest routeScramble

Hesperus Mountain or Hesperus Peak is the highest summit in the La Plata Mountains, a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains, which in turn are a subrange of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, United States. Though not of particularly high elevation for the region, it is visually quite prominent, as it is near the southern edge of the San Juans.

Hesperus is notable as the Navajo People's Sacred Mountain of the North, Dibé Ntsaa, which marks the northern boundary of the Dinetah, their traditional homeland. It is associated with the color black, and is said to be impregnated with jet. When First Man created the mountain as a replica of mountains in the Fourth World, he fastened it to the ground with a rainbow and covered it in darkness.[3]

The San Juan Mountains have been the traditional homeland of the Ute People. http://www.dargnet.org http://uintahbasintah.org/maps/ubsw.jpg

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