San Juan Mountains


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San Juan Mountains

A range of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado extending northwest to southeast and rising to 4,361 m (14,309 ft). The range is the source of the San Juan River, flowing about 640 km (400 mi) through northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah to the Colorado River at Lake Powell.
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San Juan Mountains

pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in SW Colorado and N New Mexico: part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak: Uncompahgre Peak, 4363 m (14 314 ft)
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San′ Juan′ Moun′tains


n.pl.
a mountain range in SW Colorado and N New Mexico: a part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, 14,306 ft. (4360 m).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.San Juan Mountains - a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky MountainsSan Juan Mountains - a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Handies Peak - a mountain peak in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado (14,048 feet high)
Rockies, Rocky Mountains - the chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide
Uncompahgre Peak - the highest peak in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado (14,309 feet high)
Mount Wilson, Wilson - a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
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Runners don't need any experience running on trails to enjoy this retreat in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, however, they should be comfortable being on their feet for long periods, hiking and running for six to nine miles at a time.
Allison previously managed a large ranch south of Pagosa Springs, at the foot of the San Juan Mountains, for 16 years.
However, the route through the San Juan Mountains kept its narrow track because the railroad's executives did not see much potential for the line, says John Bush, president and general manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic.
Developing a pattern, in mid-August of every year, I'd leave my job as a construction worker and make my way to my home-away-fromhome, the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.
As we passed dense pine forests and towering granite cliffs, the narrator on our coach told us marvellous stories of Durango and Silverton's history and how the line was built to carry silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains.
On August 5, 2015, EPA staffers were investigating a portal of Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado when an excavator set off a gush of water.
In addition to his clean-lined Fifth Avenue duplex looking out on Central Park, the designer owns a Norman manor in Westchester; an oceanfront compound in Montauk, New York; a retreat in Jamaica that includes a house once owned by C Douglas Dillon, secretary of the Treasury under John F Kennedy; and the 16,000-acre Double RL ranch in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado.
Extreme mountaineer Hilaree O'Neil climbing Mount Sneffels in the San Juan Mountains
Then they tour Denver and Colorado Springs, high plains and piedmont, mountain ranges folded and faulted, the volcanic San Juan Mountains, and plateau country.
The agency has reported new hotel openings, including the OPUS Hut in the Northern San Juan Mountains of Colorado, Point Breeze Cabin, part of 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, in Colorado Springs, and Little Nell in Aspen.
UA geoscientists Cody Routson, Connie Woodhouse and Jonathan Overpeck conducted a study of the southern San Juan Mountains in south-central Colorado.

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