Mount Sneffels is a fourteen thousand foot mountain peak in the
U.S. state of Colorado.
located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of the northern San
Juan Mountains, in Ouray County approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of the town of
of Mount Sneffels is the
highest point in Ouray County.
The primary route to the summit follows a creek bed up from
Yankee Boy Basin
. A secondary route
follows a ridge line to the summit from the saddle of Blue Lakes Pass
Sneffels was named after the volcano Snæfell, which is
located on the tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland.
mountain and its glacier, Snæfellsjökull, which caps the crater like a convex lens, were
featured in the Jules Verne novel A Journey to the Center of
An area on the western flank of Mount
Sneffels gives the appearance of volcanic
Divide on State
Highway 62, Mount Sneffels is one of the most photographed
mountains in Colorado.