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Colorado County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90731981-06-19
2.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261982-06-29
2.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261982-06-29
2.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01982-06-29
5.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101982-07-02
6.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501983-09-11
6.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501983-09-11
8.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401985-09-10
9.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621989-09-03
10.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21111990-07-01
11.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40241991-09-01
12.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8571991-09-02
13.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30301993-09-05
14.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains01995-02-04
14.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains101995-02-04
14.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range01995-02-04
17.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains01995-02-11
17.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains01995-02-11
17.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains251995-02-11
17.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains01995-02-11
17.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains01995-02-11
17.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains01995-02-11
23.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains151995-05-02
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24001995-09-01
25.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27511995-10-01
26.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23851995-10-31
27.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17231996-05-31
27.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18921996-05-31
29.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27401996-06-01
30.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451996-06-22
30.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451996-06-22
32.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area1071996-07-01
33.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40341996-07-02
34.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23401996-07-13
35.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains21051996-08-01
36.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4131996-08-02
37.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains14951996-09-07
38.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13561997-05-31
39.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains01997-06-20
39.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains01997-06-20
41.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains01997-06-21
41.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3561997-06-21
41.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains01997-06-21
44.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9091997-06-27
45.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42771997-07-04
46.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range24001997-10-11
47.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains01998-06-01
47.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains01998-06-01
47.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains01998-06-01
47.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3151998-06-01
51.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area15961998-06-02
52.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area7561998-06-03
53.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6941998-06-15
54.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28321998-08-11
55.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36661998-08-12
56.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains801998-10-01
57.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range01998-12-01
58.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range15631999-06-26
59.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34601999-09-01
60.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45341999-09-04
60.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range401999-09-04
62.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37671999-09-18
63.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1201999-09-26
64.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21672011-09-03

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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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