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United States : Colorado

5.3 miles (8.5 km) WSW of Meeker, Rio Blanco, CO, USA
Approx. altitude: 1919 m (6295 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 72°E

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #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, from 120m above the point #10: View South, from 120m above the point #11: View West, from 120m above the point #12: A close-up view of the old farm buildings - with the electricity distribution system beyond - visible to the northeast of the point

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  40°N 108°W (visit #6)  

#1: The confluence point lies in a flat area of ranchland.  (This is also a view to the North.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

23-Jun-2022 -- After a mountain biking vacation in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, I started driving back towards my home in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the town of Rifle, Colorado, I made a detour North to visit this easy Degree Confluence Point, in ranchland near the town of Meeker.

Like the previous visitors, I parked on the side of the dirt access road, about 2/3 miles East of the point, and hiked from there. After waiting for a thunderstorm to pass, I crossed the barbed-wire fence (one of three that I climbed over along the way) and started hiking. To begin, I had to cross a small ravine, filled with sagebrush and small cactus. I then passed across a stretch of flat grassland, crossing two more small sagebrush-filled ravines along the way. The Degree Confluence Point lies in grassland, just West of one of these small ravines.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in a flat area of ranchland. (This is also a view to the North.)
#2: View East
#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, from 120m above the point
#10: View South, from 120m above the point
#11: View West, from 120m above the point
#12: A close-up view of the old farm buildings - with the electricity distribution system beyond - visible to the northeast of the point
ALL: All pictures on one page