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U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 60, or 70%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.AK-DenaliDenali20,310West-Central Alaska Range 
2.AK-YakutatMount Saint Elias18,008Southern Icefield Ranges 
3.AK-Valdez-CordovaMount Bona16,600Northern Saint Elias Mountains 
4.AK-Hoonah-AngoonMount Fairweather15,325Fairweather Range 
5.AK-Matanuska-SusitnaMount Hunter14,573West-Central Alaska Range 
6.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1965-09-11
6.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1965-09-11
8.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1984-09-04
9.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range1984-09-06
10.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades 
11.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1984-06-11
11.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1984-06-11
13.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range1984-06-11
14.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains1984-06-18
15.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range1984-09-10
16.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges1988-08-03
17.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,280Sangre de Cristo Range 
18.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range1984-08-30
18.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range1984-08-30
20.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1990-07-20
20.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1990-07-20
22.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1984-08-28
23.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains1990-08-01
23.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1966-07-02
25.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada1967-08-13
26.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1972-07-02
27.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains1984-06-22
28.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range1984-09-13
29.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains1984-06-26
30.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains1984-06-30
31.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range1990-08-05
32.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains 
33.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2004-08-27
34.AK-Southeast FairbanksMount Hayes13,832Hayes Range 
35.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range 
35.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range 
37.HI-HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii Big Island1997-05-07
38.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area 
39.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range2003-09-11
40.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range 
41.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range 
42.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range1993-08-25
43.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range1993-08-24
44.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2013-09-06
45.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2003-09-08
46.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains 
47.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains2004-09-01
48.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains2013-09-04
49.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains 
49.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains 
51.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1984-06-08
52.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range 
53.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1968-06-23
54.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1966-08-28
55.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1966-07-17
56.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-31
57.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2004-09-02
57.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2004-09-02
59.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,080Front Range2003-09-12
60.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges1968-07-05

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List Description

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 13,00 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) of the United States. Seven of these peaks are in Alaska (6) or Hawaii (1). Note that over half the counties on this list are in Colorado.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1992 by Andy Martin, with help from David Olson and Dinesh Desai.

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