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United States : Colorado

5.1 miles (8.2 km) W of Moffat, Saguache, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 2309 m (7575 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 38°S 74°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View North #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover at the confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m #8: View North, from 120m above the point #9: View East (towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains), from 120m above the point #10: View South (down the San Luis Valley, towards County Road T, less than 1/2 mile away), from 120m above the point #11: View West (towards the La Garita Mountains), from 120m above the point #12: A sign on highway 17 in the nearby town of Moffett, noting the significance of the 38th Parallel to the Korean War

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  38°N 106°W (visit #6)  

#1: The confluence point lies in flat, arid ranchland.  (This is also a view to the East, towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

19-Jul-2021 -- While driving from Crested Butte to Colorado Springs, I made a detour to visit this Degree Confluence Point. My detour took me along Colorado State Highway 114, through the beautiful Cochetopa Canyon, eventually passing through the small town of Saguache (which I imagine is pronounced nothing like it looks). Then across a series of flat, sparsely-populated rural roads, until I ended up - like previous visitors - on County Road T, which runs West-East, 0.43 miles South of the point. I parked at the 106 Degrees West line of longitude, and hiked the rest of the way.

This is arid ranchland - containing lots of sagebrush, less grass, and the occasional cactus. Like Gavin Roy and Lerry Overstreet almost 7 years earlier, I saw one dried-up cow patty, but no cattle at all. Mountains are visible in the distance to the West, North, and East.

Later, as I drove along highway 17 through the nearby small town of Moffet, I saw signs noting the 38th Parallel, which formed the boundary between North and South Korea prior to the Korean War.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in flat, arid ranchland. (This is also a view to the East, towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.)
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover at the confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from a height of 120m
#8: View North, from 120m above the point
#9: View East (towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains), from 120m above the point
#10: View South (down the San Luis Valley, towards County Road T, less than 1/2 mile away), from 120m above the point
#11: View West (towards the La Garita Mountains), from 120m above the point
#12: A sign on highway 17 in the nearby town of Moffett, noting the significance of the 38th Parallel to the Korean War
ALL: All pictures on one page