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

Showing Steve Sheriff's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (25 out of 53, or 47.17%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney4419Sequoia Sierra Nevada 
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney4419Sequoia Sierra Nevada 
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert4399Sawatch Range1979-07-08
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard4395Sawatch Range 
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades1995-05-31
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak4372Sangre de Cristo Range 
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak4372Sangre de Cristo Range 
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope4365Sangre de Cristo Range 
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak4361San Juan Mountains1974
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak4357Sangre de Cristo Range1980-09-14
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln4354Central Colorado Ranges1981-07-03
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak4349Front Range1978-03-17
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak4349Front Range1978-03-17
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak4348Elk Range Area1979-08-08
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak4348Elk Range Area1979-08-08
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak4345Front Range1976-10-16
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson4342San Juan Mountains 
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak4342West Great Basin Ranges 
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade4341Central Sierra Nevada 
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak4340Sangre de Cristo Range1980-09-14
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta4317California Cascades 
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels4313San Juan Mountains1979-07-19
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak4301Front Range 
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak4294San Juan Mountains1981-06-25
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak4272San Juan Mountains1981-06-29
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross4269Sawatch Range1977-06-25
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak4235San Juan Mountains 
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak4235San Juan Mountains 
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak4207Wind River Range1976
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak4207Wind River Range1976
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton4197Teton Range-Yellowstone Area1982-07-11
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak4153Sangre de Cristo Range 
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak4133Front Range 
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak4131Front Range 
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak4123Uinta Range1977
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak4097Uinta Range 
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak4054San Juan Mountains 
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak4052Front Range 
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain4033San Juan Mountains 
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak4024San Juan Mountains 
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak4015San Juan Mountains 
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak4013Bighorn Mountains1976
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak4013Bighorn Mountains1976
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak4011Sangre de Cristo Range1978
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak4009Absaroka Range2007-07-20
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter4006Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak4005West Great Basin Ranges1979
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell3997Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak3994Sangre de Cristo Range 
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak3993Sangre de Cristo Range 
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak3993Sangre de Cristo Range 
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak3982East Central Great Basin Ranges2011-10-19
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground3981Front Range 

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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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