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San Juan Mountains

Updated 2022-11-02
  • Mt. Sneffels at Sunset

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    At 14,157 feet, Mt. Sneffels is the highest peak in the Sneffels Range and the highest point in Ouray County. It is named after the Icelandic volcano Snæfell, which was featured in Jules Verne's novel A Journey to the Center of the Earth.
    Mt. Sneffels at Sunset
  • Old Hundred Mine, Silverton

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    Structures from the Old Hundred Mine cling to the side of Mt. Galena in the San Juan Mountains in San Juan County.
    Old Hundred Mine, Silverton
  • Signing of the Brunot Agreement, 1873

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    Portrait of the signatories of the 1873 Brunot Agreement. Front row, left to right: Guero, Chipeta, Ouray, Piah. Second row: Uriah M. Curtis, Major J. B. Thompson, Gen. Charles Adams, Otto Mears. Back row: Washington, Susan, (Ouray's sister) Johnson, Jack and John.
    Signing of the Brunot Agreement, 1873
  • Remnants of Old House on Red Mountain Pass
  • Red Mountain

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    Red Mountain is a set of three peaks between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. The reddish color comes from iron ore. This area is also know as the Red Mountain Mining District, which is known for the silver produced as well as gold, iron, copper and other minerals.
    Red Mountain
  • Lower Ice Lake Basin

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    Ice Lake Basin, located on the Ice Lake Trail in western San Juan County, is considered one of the most beautiful places in the San Juan Mountains. This photo shows Lower Ice Lake Basin in summer, bursting with wildflowers.
    Lower Ice Lake Basin
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