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Rank
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35 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,073'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 54' 14" N, 106º 17' 49" W
38.903957, 106.297485

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Columbia is in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of the Sawatch Range. It is just southeast of Mt. Harvard (14,420') and can be seen from U.S. 24 north of Buena Vista and south of Leadville.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Buena Vista, Leadville, Salida
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Mt. Harvard, Mt. Yale
History ...................................................-
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Harvard, Mt. Yale, Harvard Lakes
Trails Illustrated: #129
Road Access ...................................................Rough 2WD access to 9,900' from the southeast via the CR 365 dirt road that leads to the North Cottonwood Creek trailhead. It's a rough road that may require 4WD during parts of the summer.
Rough 2WD access to 9,400' from the east via the CR 365 by using the Harvard Lakes Trailhead.
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Standard Route ...................................................
West Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: N. Cottonwood Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 9,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,250 feet
Trip Length: 12 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2


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