Mount Princeton is a high and prominent mountain summit of the Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,204 feet (4,329 m) fourteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.8 miles (12.6 km) southwest (bearing 225°) of the Town of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Princeton University.
Mt. Princeton from near Buena Vista, CO
|Elevation||14,204 ft (4327.25 m) |
|Prominence||2177 ft (664 m) |
|Isolation||5.19 mi (8.36 km) |
|Location||Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Parent range||Sawatch Range,|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map|
Mount Antero, Colorado
The first recorded ascent was on July 17, 1877, at 12:30 pm by William Libbey of Princeton University. It is likely that various miners had climbed the peak earlier. The name Mount Princeton was in use as early as 1873, and the peak was most likely named by Henry Gannett, a Harvard graduate and chief topographer in a government survey led by George M. Wheeler.
- Chalk Peak
- Mount Princeton – 1906 
- Princeton Mountain
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