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  1. Determine the distances between these places:
    • Fossil Creek Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Loveland) and Windsor Reservoir (between Fort Collins and Greeley)?
    • The Greeley airport to Riverside Reservoir, east of Greeley?
    • Hagues Peak (in the Mummy Range) due south to Longs Peak (south of the Rocky Mountain National Park label) in the western part of the map?
  2. What is the elevation of the following:
    • Downtown Fort Collins?
    • Coffintop Mountain in the southwestern corner, north of Boulder and west of Longmont?
    • The unnamed ranch to the left of the ‘U’ in Laramie Mountains in the northwest corner?
  3. What is the change in elevation between Longs Peak and Lake Granby to the southwest?
  4. What is the gradient (slope) between Longs Peak and Longmont airport in feet/mile? Make sure that you finish the math so that your units are in feet/1 mile.
  5. What is the longitude and latitude of these features:
    • The USGS Testing Station in the southeast corner?
    • Greasewood Flats east of Greeley and Eaton?
    • Mount Dickinson north of Lake Estes and Estes Park on the western side of the map?
  6. What would you find at the following latitudes and longitudes:
    • 40°00’, 105°15’
    • 40°15’00”, 105°30”
  7. List the Range and township for the following locations.
    • Fort Collins
    • Boulder
    • Greeley
  8. What ranch is found in R64W, T3N?
  9. Let’s say that you were atop Mount Audubon to the west of Boulder and Longmont. You want to get to Sawtooth Mountain, which is due north of Audubon. Why would you want to head to the northeast instead of due north directly toward Sawtooth?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your questions.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


  • Distance from Fossil Creek Reservoir to Windsor Reservoir is 9 miles.
  • Distance from Greeley Airport to Riverside Reservoir is 28 miles.
  • Distance from Hagues Peak to Longs Peak is 24 miles.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

2. Elevation of:

  • Downtown Fort Collins = 4,800ft
  • Coffintop Mountain = 7,600ft
  • unnamed ranch = 8,800ft
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

3. The change in elevation between Longs Peak and Lake Graney is from 8,000ft to13,000ft.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


  • Longmont Airport is 5000-200 = 4,800ft (1mile)
  • Longs Peak is 14255ft
  • 14255 – 4800 = 9,455ft (1.79 miles) (rise)
  • Distance = 25 miles (run)
  • Gradient = rise/run = 7.16%
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


  • The USGS Testing Station is at 40.1375°N,(###) ###-####deg;W
  • Greasewood Flats is at 40.4891°N,(###) ###-####deg;W
  • Mount Dickinson is at 40.4875°N,(###) ###-####deg;W
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


  • 40°00’, 105°15’ = Baseline Road, Boulder, CO
  • 40°15’00”, 105°30' = Coyote Hill Rd, Allenspark, CO
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.


  • T7N R69W
  • T1N R70W
  • T5N R66W