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

Showing Adam Helman'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 Nevada1980
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1980
3.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades1992-07
4.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range1993-08
5.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1993-09-04
6.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1993-09-07
7.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1994-07-01
8.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1994-07-04
9.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1995-08
10.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1999-10-03
11.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range2000-07-10
12.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range2000-07-13
13.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2000-07-14
13.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2000-07-14
13.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range2000-07-14
16.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada2000-08-18
17.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada2001-08-18
18.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges2002-08-22
19.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2003-06-21
19.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range2003-06-21
21.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range2003-07-17
22.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range2003-09-05
23.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2004-07-31
23.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2004-07-31
25.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2004-09-01
26.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2004-09-02
27.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range2005-06-04
28.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range2005-06-05
29.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2005-07-29
30.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2005-08-07
30.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2005-08-07
32.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range2005-08-08
32.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range2005-08-08
34.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2005-08-10
35.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range2005-08-11
36.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2005-08-12
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2005-09-05
37.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains2005-09-05
39.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains2005-09-06
40.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2005-09-07
41.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains2005-09-09
42.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2006-08-13
43.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2006-08-28
44.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2006-08-31
45.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2006-09-03
45.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range2006-09-03
47.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains2006-09-05
48.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains2006-09-06
49.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2007-08-02
49.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains2007-08-02
51.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges2007-08-11
52.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2007-08-12
53.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area2008-07-22

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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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