- This mountain was originally named "El Capitán" by Spanish settlers and heey-otoyoo' (Long Mountain) by the Arapahoe but it is now named after the explorer who explored this area in 1806.
- At an elevation of 14,110 feet, this peak is the easternmost 14er in the United States.
- Despite the elevation of this peak, you are unlikely to be alone at the summit. There is a road you can drive to the top and a railway that also runs year round (weather permitting) that takes people to the summit.
- The railway to the top follows a 8.9 mile track and round-trip takes 3 hours and 10 minutes.
- This peak can be seen from miles around. Its height and location so close to the plains allows for views of the summit from miles away.
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