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

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (53 out of 53, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1982-07 a5
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1982-07 a5
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1977-08 a2
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range1981-07 a1
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades1986-07 a8
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1977-07 b1
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range1977-07 b1
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range1977-07
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains1974-08 a2
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range1977-07 b6
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges1977-08 a6
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range1979-08 a2
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range1979-08 a2
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1980-08 a3
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area1980-08 a3
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1982-08 a7
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains1974-07
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1982-07 a4
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada1987-08 a7
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range1996-08 a1
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1973-06 a7
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains1975-07 a2
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range1980-08 a6
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains1980-07 a2
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains1975-07 a1
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range1978-08 a8
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1988-08 a2
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains1982-09 a3
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1983-08 a4
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1983-08 a4
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area1987-07 e8
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range1989-11 a1
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range1995-08 a8
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1994-08 b5
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range1980-08 a1
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range1997-08 d7
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains1996-08 b8
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range1996-08 g3
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains1985-07 a7
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains1996-08 b1
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1996-08 b5
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains1988-08 a1
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains1988-08 a1
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1974-06 a1
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range1997-09 a2
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1996-07 b9
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1982-07 a2
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1988-07 a4
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range1994-07 b1
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range1982-08 a3
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range1982-08 a3
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges1982-07 a1
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1996-08 d2

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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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