Estes Park in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Terra Tomah Mountain 12,718ft (3877m)
Mt. Julian 12,928ft (3940m)
Mt. Cracktop 12,760ft (3889m)
Mt. Ida 12,880ft (3926m)
Baker Mountain 12,397ft (3779m)
Mt. Stratus 12,480ft (3804m)
Mt. Nimbus 12,706ft (3873m)
Mt. Cumulus 12,725ft (3878m)
Howard Mountain 12,797ft (3901m)
Mt. Cirrus 12,797ft (3901m)
Lead Mountain 12,474ft (3802m)
The Gore Range on the horizon was named for Sir St. George Gore, an Irish aristocrat who was led there on a hunting expedition in 1854 by mountain man Jim Bridger.
In 1976 Congress set aside 133,000 acres of the Gore Range as Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, which remains nearly as wild today as when Gore and Bridger first entered it.
Jim Bridger, 1860
Sir St. George Gores pack train, 1854
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 40° 25.958′ N, 105° 46.111′ W. Marker is in Estes Park, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is on Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fall River Road (approx. one mile away); Continental Divide (approx. 2.4 miles away); People of Kawuneeche Valley (approx. 6.2 miles away); Grand Lake Lodge (approx. 12½ miles away); Rapids Lodge Historic Site (approx. 12.7 miles away); Public Square (approx. 12.8 miles away); Cairns-Humphrey Store (approx. 12.8 miles away); The Bay Window Cottage (approx. 12.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a rectangular, framed, composite panel, mounted horizontally on waist-high metal posts.
Also see . . . Gore Range History. The ridges of the range are prominently visible on clear days from the summit of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park approximately 50 miles to the east. Lord St. George Gore, an Irish baronet, visited the area in the 1850s on a notorious hunting expedition throughout the American West which had him traversing what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. The figures (Submitted on February 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.