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

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 53, or 71.7%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1986-06-20
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1986-06-20
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1993-09-04
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2008-09-01
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades1995-07-17
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2003-09-01
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2003-09-01
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range2003-09-01
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains2006-09-06
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2010-07-30 08
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges2008-09-02 10
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range 
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range 
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area 
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area 
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range1986-08-04
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2004-09-01
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1995-07-10
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada2000-08-18
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range2010-07-30 09
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1994-07-01
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains2006-09-05
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range2003-09-02 15
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains 
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2004-09-02
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range 
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains 
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains 
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1998-08-06
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range1998-08-06
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area1986-07-24
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range2003-08-31
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range 
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range 
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range1986-07-30
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range1991-09-16
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains 
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range 
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2006-09-04
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains 
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains 
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2002-08-01
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2002-08-01
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1993-09-07
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range2006-08-11
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1999-10-03
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1994-07-04
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada2001-08-18
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range 
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2003-06-21
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2003-06-21
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges1991-07-21
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range2003-09-02 14

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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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