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Rank
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20 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,197'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 44' 58" N, 106º 14' 31" W
38.749062, 106.242432

Variant Names ...................................................Princeton Mountain, Chalk Peak
Location ...................................................Mt. Princeton is in the Sawatch Range about 8 miles southwest of Buena Vista on U.S. 24. It is just south of Mt. Yale (14,196') and north of Mt. Antero (14,269').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Buena Vista, Salida, Leadville
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Mt. Yale, Mt. Antero
History ...................................................Named in 1873 and made official in 1906. Proposed is association with neighboring peaks Mount Harvard and Mount Yale.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Antero, Mt. Yale, Buena Vista West
Trails Illustrated: #129 and #130
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 8,900' from the east by taking CR 322 to the Mt. Princeton trailhead.
4WD access to 11,200' by continuing west up the Mt. Princeton road.
Semi-Rough 4WD access to 12,000' by continuing to the end of the Mt. Princeton road.
2WD access to 9,100' from the south by taking CR 292 from CR 162.
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Standard Route ...................................................
East Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: Mt. Princeton Road
Trailhead Elev.: 8,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 5,400 feet
Trip Length: 7 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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