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Map of Major Topographic Features in Colorado 
 
Because nature did not know that humans were going to try and name various topographic features, these features were not created in the most orderly fashion. Thus, human-designed pigeonholes for naming topographic features can get a bit messy. Moreover, various features have been named by more than one person. Local usage can also lead to confusion. And, the boundaries of various features are not particularly clear-cut. With those disclaimers, this map is the compiler's best attempt at showing the names and locations of various significant features in Colorado. Where possible, preference was given to the original designers of the features. 

Map of topographic features
 

 Uinta Mountains 

30 

 Sawatch Range 

 Yampa Plateau

31

 Ten Mile Range

3

 Danforth Hills

32

 Mosquito Range

4

 Williams Fork Mountains   

33

 Arkansas Hills

5

 Elkhead Mountains 

34

 Waugh Mountain

6

 Park Range

35

 Platte River Mountains

7

 Independence Mountain

36

 Kenosha Mountains

8

 Rabbit Ears Range

37

 Tarryall Mountains

9  

 Medicine Bow Mountains

38

 Rampart Range

10 

 Never Summer Mountains

39

 Pikes Peak Massif

11 

 Front Range

40

 Wet Mountains

12 

 Williams Fork Mountains

41

 Raton Mesa (Fisher Mesa)

13 

 Gore Range

42

 Raton Mesa (Barela Mesa)

14 

 King Mountain

43

 Spanish Peaks

15

 Castle Peak

44

 Sangre de Cristo Range

16

 White River Plateau

45

 San Luis Hills

17 

 Flat Top Mountains

46

 Cochetopa Hills

18 

 Grand Hogback

47 

 La Garita Hills

19

 Roan Plateau

47

 San Juan Mountains

20

 Book Cliffs

48

 La Garita Mountains

21

 Uncompahgre Plateau

49

 Sawtooth Mountain

22

 Battlement Mesa

50

 Grenadier Range

23

 Grand Mesa

51

 Needle Mountains

24

 West Elk Mountains

52

 San Miguel Mountains

25

 Ruby Range

53

 Rico Mountains

26

 Elk Mountains

54

 La Plata Mountains

27 

 Basalt Mountain

55 

 Hogback Monocline

28

 Red Table Mountain

56

 Mesa Verde

29

 Hardscrabble Mountain

57

 Sleeping Ute Mountain

Last Updated: 10/10/2012 11:05 AM 
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