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Hike up Headwaters Hill on Sept. 16

Brief by Central Staff

Headwaters Hill – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

It won’t be a “naming quest” this year, because the christening paperwork has been sent off to state and federal offices for Headwaters Hill, about four miles south of the summit of Marshall Pass in Saguache County.

At only 11,862 feet, it’s certainly not the tallest mountain in the area, but it is one of only five places in the United States that divides three continental drainages.

Headwaters Hill

Even if the spot now has an unofficial name, the annual hike is still scheculed, headed by George Sibley of Western State College in Gunnison. To participate, call him at 970-641-4340 if you’re on the Gunnison side, or meet at the top of Marshall Pass at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Bring a lunch and some water. It’s a 9-mile round trip, and it can be done by an overweight chain-smoker; this magazine’s publisher managed it last year.