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Colorado County High Points

Showing Charlie Winger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (64 out of 64, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1495Unknown
1.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105Unknown
1.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563Unknown
1.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2832Unknown
1.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range3767Unknown
1.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area107Unknown
1.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains413Unknown
1.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1596Unknown
1.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area756Unknown
1.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range2400Unknown
1.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range1356Unknown
1.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains0Unknown
1.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains10Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains0Unknown
1.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range0Unknown
1.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains15Unknown
1.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains0Unknown
1.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains0Unknown
1.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains0Unknown
1.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains0Unknown
1.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains25Unknown
1.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains315Unknown
1.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains356Unknown
24.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90731975-07-01
25.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401975-10-12
26.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621976-08-15
27.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21111976-08-22
28.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501976-10-23
28.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501976-10-23
30.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-28
30.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-28
32.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01978-09-28
33.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42771979-07-08
34.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21671979-07-24
35.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45341980-06-21
36.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40241980-09-02
37.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8571980-09-03
38.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23401981-06-14
39.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30301981-06-28
40.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451981-07-14
40.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451981-07-14
42.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101981-09-18
43.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6941999-05-14
44.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1201999-09-26
45.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains02000-03-27
46.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains02000-05-06
46.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains02000-05-06
46.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains02000-05-06
46.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains02000-05-06
50.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains02000-05-17
50.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains02000-05-17
52.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23852000-06-04
53.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range402000-07-01
54.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18922000-07-11
55.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27402000-07-12
56.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17232000-07-13
57.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9092000-08-30
58.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40342000-10-09
59.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34602000-10-10
60.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27512000-10-11
61.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24002000-10-14
62.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains802000-10-15
63.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02001-12-12
64.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36662003-07-13

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List Description

Colorado is a very mountainous state, and this list reflects its variety of peaks. Fifteen of the approximately 53 famous fourteeners are on this list, and the high thirteeners here make nice alternative hikes to those over-exposed peaks. The list also includes a number of high points on the vast, flat high plains in the eastern third of the state.

John Mitchler was the first to complete this list, on 9/14/1996.


  • Personal research prior to 1995 had determined 23 of these points. I also added all information on individual peak pages, such as latitude/longitude.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled by David Olson and reviewed by Andy Martin.
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           Hiking Colorado's Summits (Mitchler, Covill)

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