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Mount Werner, Steamboat Springs

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Mount Werner is a mountain summit in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 10570ft peak is located in Routt National Forest, 7.4km east-southeast (bearing 107°) of the City of Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was renamed in 1964 in honor of skier Buddy Werner.MountainMount Werner is 150mi northwest of Denver. The mountain reaches a height of 10570ft above sea level and has a base elevation of 6900ft, for a vertical rise of 3670ft. It has five peaks (from lowest to highest), Christie Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, and Mount Werner.Formerly known as Storm Mountain, it was renamed in 1965 in honor of Buddy Werner, an Olympian from Steamboat Springs who was killed in an avalanche in Switzerland in April 1964.Mount Werner stands within the watershed of the Yampa River, which drains into the Green River, the Colorado River, and thence into the Gulf of California in Mexico.
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  • We've come here for years, summer and winter, and always loved it. The skiing is great, and the summer hiking up the mountain side is challenging. Ride the gondola up during the summer for Sunset Happ...  more »
  • We took the gondola to the top of the mountain and hiked down. The trail was dedicated to hikers. Beautiful trail through many treed areas. The first half of the hike was easy, but the second half was...  more »
  • Our family of three enjoys skiing and snowboarding on Mount Werner. It's also pretty from different parts of Steamboat Springs, so be sure to drive around town to see the various sides of the mountain...  more »

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