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Adirondack 46 High Peaks

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Mount Colvin

Mount Colvin 39.  Mount Colvin
Elevation: 4057' (1236m)
44.0939N 073.8343W







Mount Colvin is the 39th highest peak in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains, in the state of New York, USA. Mount Colvin offers excellent views of a number of other Adirondack High Peaks, most notably the peaks that comprise the Great Range. High Peaks that are readily visible from Colvin include Giant, Rocky Peak Ridge, Upper Wolfjaw, Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Sawteeth, Gothics, Saddleback, Basin, Tabletop, Marcy, Haystack, Redfield, Allen, Nippletop, Dial, and Blake. The mountain is named after Verplanck Colvin, an explorer of the Adirondacks and the director of the survey which mapped the region. After naming many other peaks and geographic features, he chose this less-prominent mountain to name after himself.

Mount Colvin is the high point on a ridge extending northeast/southwest just south of the Ausable Lakes. Colvin's summit is mostly treed, but the small summit platform and a nearby ledge offer outstanding views. One can see directly down into Lower Ausable Lake, and also excellent views of the entire Great Range. To the south the views are less good. If approached from the east via the AMR lake road, one can detour up and over the excellent viewpoints of Indian Head and Fishhawk Cliffs.


Mount Colvin Hiking Guide