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

Showing Petter Bjørstad's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 53, or 62.26%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1978-08
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1978-08
3.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1979-06
4.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1986-08
5.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1993-06
6.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1997-07
6.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range1997-07
6.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range1997-07
9.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range1997-08
10.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges2000-08-15
11.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2000-08-27
12.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2000-11-04
13.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains2001-04-13
14.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range2001-05-13
15.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-09
15.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-09
17.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-13
17.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2001-06-13
19.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2001-07-10
20.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains2001-07-12
21.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2001-07-13
21.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2001-07-13
23.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2001-08-16
24.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2001-08-17
25.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2003-08-26
26.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges2005-10-15
27.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges2008-07-03
28.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range2008-07-26
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2012-07-28
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2012-07-28
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area2012-08-02
32.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2012-08-12
32.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2012-08-12
 CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range 
 CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada 
 CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains 
 CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains 
 CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range 
 CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range 
 CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range 
 UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range 
 CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains 
 CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains 
 CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains 
 CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains 
 WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range 
 CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
 NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges 
 CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
 CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range 
 NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
 NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
 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) 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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