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Rank
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3 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,420'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 55' 28" N, 106º 19' 12" W
38.924328, 106.320618

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Several miles south of Mt. Oxford (14,153') in the Sawatch range. Columbia can be seen from U.S. 24 north of Buena Vista and south of Leadville.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Granite, Buena Vista and Leadville
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Mt. Columbia, Mt. Yale, Mt. Oxford
History ...................................................Named by members of the Harvard Mining School in 1869 while inspecting the Collegiate Peaks.
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.
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Standard Route ...................................................
South Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: N. Cottonwood Creek
Trailhead Elev.: 9,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,600 feet
Trip Length: 14 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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