Uncompahgre Peak Fourteener Classic Mesh Trucker Hat
This six-panel trucker cap with a mesh back will be a comfy and classic choice for a perfect day in the sun.
• 60% cotton, 40% polyester
• Mid-profile cap, six-panel hat
• Mesh back
• Plastic adjustable closure
The name "Uncompahgre Peak" comes from the word 'Uncompahgre' which implies "dirty water" or "red water spring."
It is a reference to the many hot water springs in the vicinity of Ouray, Colorado. Moreover, Uncompahgre Peak is situated in the Uncompahgre Wilderness in Hinsdale County.
Uncompahgre Peak is the sixth highest summit in the United States of Colorado and The Rocky Mountains of North America. Also, it is the highest point in the drainage basin of the Colorado River and the Gulf of California.
The first recorded ascent of Uncompahgre Peak was by Franklin Rhoda and A.D. Wilson in 1874 of the Hayden Survey. The summit is notorious for severe thunderstorms and lightning on summer afternoons. Again, it is of volcanic origin, but not a volcano, making it a poor quality for climbing.
At an elevation of 14,309 ft approximately 4,361m, Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point in the San Juan Mountains. Additionally, it features an elevation gain of 866m.
Uncompahgre Peak is the highest in the San Juan Range located in the southwest part of Colorado.
Main Trail Length
Through Nellie Creek Road, Uncompahgre Peak is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked trail.
Uncompahgre Peak is approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of the town of Lake City.