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

Showing Petter Bjørstad's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 60, or 58.33%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.AK-DenaliDenali20,310West-Central Alaska Range2006-06-14
2.AK-YakutatMount Saint Elias18,008Southern Icefield Ranges 
3.AK-Valdez-CordovaMount Bona16,500Northern 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 Nevada1978-08
6.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1978-08
8.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1997-07
9.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2000-08-27
10.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2003-08-26
11.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-13
11.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-13
13.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range 
14.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains2001-04-13
15.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-09
16.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges2000-08-15
17.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range1997-07
17.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range1997-07
19.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2001-07-13
19.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2001-07-13
21.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1986-08
22.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2001-08-17
22.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges2005-10-15
24.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada 
25.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-09
26.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1979-06
27.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains2001-07-12
28.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range2001-05-13
29.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2001-07-10
30.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2001-08-16
31.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range1997-08
32.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains 
33.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains 
34.AK-Southeast FairbanksMount Hayes13,832Hayes Range 
35.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2012-07-28
35.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2012-07-28
37.HI-HawaiiMauna Kea13,796Hawaii Big Island1980-09
38.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area2012-08-02
39.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range 
40.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range 
41.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range 
42.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range2008-07-26
43.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range 
44.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains 
45.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2000-11-04
46.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains 
47.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains 
48.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains 
49.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2012-08-12
49.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2012-08-12
51.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1993-06
52.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range 
53.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
54.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges 
55.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
56.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range 
57.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
57.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
59.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges2008-07-03
60.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range 

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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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