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U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States

Showing Gordon MacLeod's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 53, or 81.13%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1959-09-06
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1959-09-06
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1981-07-31
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range1979-08-02
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades1965-08-15
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1980-08-15
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1980-08-15
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range 
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains1980-08-05
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range1980-08-12
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges1981-08-03
12.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,280Sangre de Cristo Range 
13.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range1982-07-25
13.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range1982-07-25
15.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1979-08-05
15.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1979-08-05
17.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1982-07-29
18.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains1978-07-29
18.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1964-05-17
20.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada1965-09-06
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1965-08-17
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains1978-07-26
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range1981-08-05
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains1978-07-24
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains1978-07-28
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range1979-07-29
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains 
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains1992-08-18
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1966-08-23
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1966-08-23
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area1964-08-25
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range 
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range 
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1991-08-22
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range1983-08-01
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range2003-08-25
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains1995-07-23
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range 
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains 
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains1995-07-21
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1995-07-26
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains1988-07-29
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains1988-07-29
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1981-08-10
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range 
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1963-09-22
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1963-06-30
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1963-09-01
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range 
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range1981-08-14
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range1981-08-14
52.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,080Front Range 
53.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges1964-10-17

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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) in the 48 contiguous United States. Note that well over half the counties on this list are in Colorado. Bob Packard climbed all of these summits by 1997.


  • 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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