Mount Herard is a high and prominent mountain summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,345-foot (4,068 m) thirteener is located in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, 15.0 miles (24.1 km) southeast (bearing 132°) of the Town of Crestone in Saguache County, Colorado, United States.
Mount Herard as seen from the Great Sand Dunes
|Elevation||13,345 ft (4,068 m) |
|Prominence||2,040 ft (622 m) |
|Isolation||4.63 mi (7.45 km) |
|Location||Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Saguache County, Colorado, United States|
|Parent range||Sangre de Cristo Range|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map|
Medano Pass, Colorado
Originally called Medano Peak, the mountain with seven separate summits was renamed Mount Seven at the request of the Colorado Mountain Club in 1970. In 1984 the mountain's name was changed to honor Ulysses Herard who homesteaded on its slopes in 1876.