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Fishers Peak, Colorado


Prominence: 427 ft, 130 m

Elevation: 9627 feet, 2934 meters


True Isolation: 1.83 mi, 2.95 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9631 ft / 2935 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 5' 53'' N, 104° 27' 46'' W
37.098178, -104.46284 (Dec Deg)
547733 E 4105899 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceColorado
County/Second Level RegionLas Animas
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 10
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2008-09-19 by Tim Worth
     2012-12-01 by Susan Paul (GPS Track)
     2015-04-30 by Chris Gilsdorf
     2018-06-12 by Sue Personett

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Fishers Peak is the highest point in the United States east of the approximate north-south line formed by Interstate 25, the highway that follows the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains through Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. It lies just east of well-known Raton Pass, which has been a historic route since long before they built I-25 through it. Therefore, this obscure mountain has a good claim to being the highest peak east of the Rockies, an honor more often claimed by Harney Peak or Mount Mitchell, both well-known state high points.

And, if I-25 in Colorado and northern New Mexico is the western boundary of the Great Plains, then Fishers Peak is the highest point in the entire "North America Plains" range area, a huge chunk of the continent.

Sierra Blanca, a 12,000 foot peak in southern New Mexico, is east of I-25, but that far south there are no Rocky Mountains to be east of. And at that point I-25 has taken a big jog to the west and no longer follows the same general north-south line it does north of Las Vegas, NM.

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The burn area on the north side of Fishers Peak at about 8500 feet (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 427 ft/130 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 467 ft/142 m
  Line Parent: Fishers Peak Mesa
  Key Col: 9200 ft/2804 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.83 mi/2.95 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.074534, -104.447654
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Fishers Peak Mesa  (SSE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: North America Plains
Range3: Great Plains
Range4: Southern Great Plains
Range5: Raton Mesas
Drainage BasinsArkansas
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapFishers Peak O37104a4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The dried up pond in the meadow after hiking down from the northeast arm of Fishers Peak (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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Ridgeline I hiked to connect with the summit (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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View from the summit of Fishers Peak (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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Parting shot of Fishers Peak from the beginning of the pipeline road on the north side (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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