Colorado County High Points
Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (64 out of 64, or 100%)
|Rank||County||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 4)|| Prom-Ft ||Ascent Date|
|1.||Lake||Mount Elbert||14,433||Sawatch Range||9073||1981-06-19|
|2.||Alamosa||Blanca Peak||14,345||Sangre de Cristo Range||5326||1982-06-29|
|2.||Costilla||Blanca Peak||14,345||Sangre de Cristo Range||5326||1982-06-29|
|2.||Huerfano||Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope||14,320||Sangre de Cristo Range||0||1982-06-29|
|5.||El Paso||Pikes Peak||14,110||Front Range||5510||1982-07-02|
|6.||Clear Creek||Grays Peak||14,270||Front Range||2750||1983-09-11|
|6.||Summit||Grays Peak||14,270||Front Range||2750||1983-09-11|
|8.||Boulder||Longs Peak||14,255||Front Range||2940||1985-09-10|
|9.||Park||Mount Lincoln||14,286||Central Colorado Ranges||3862||1989-09-03|
|10.||Eagle||Mount of the Holy Cross||14,005||Sawatch Range||2111||1990-07-01|
|11.||Dolores||Mount Wilson||14,246||San Juan Mountains||4024||1991-09-01|
|12.||San Miguel||Wilson Peak||14,017||San Juan Mountains||857||1991-09-02|
|13.||Ouray||Mount Sneffels||14,150||San Juan Mountains||3030||1993-09-05|
|14.||Elbert||Elbert County High Point||7360||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-04|
|14.||Arapahoe||Smoky Hill Ridge||6210||Central Great Plains||10||1995-02-04|
|14.||Denver||Denver High Point||5680||Front Range|| ||1995-02-04|
|17.||Washington||Washington County High Point||5420||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-11|
|17.||Logan||Logan County High Point||4940||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-11|
|17.||Morgan||Shannon Benchmark||4935||Central Great Plains||25||1995-02-11|
|17.||Yuma||Yuma County High Point||4440||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-11|
|17.||Sedgwick||Sedgwick County High Point||4120||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-11|
|17.||Phillips||Phillips County High Point||4110||Central Great Plains|| ||1995-02-11|
|23.||Adams||Adams County High Point||5665||Central Great Plains||15||1995-05-02|
|24.||Larimer||Hagues Peak||13,560||Front Range||2400||1995-09-01|
|25.||Jackson||Clark Peak||12,951||Southern Wyoming Ranges||2751||1995-10-01|
|26.||Fremont||Bushnell Peak||13,105||Sangre de Cristo Range||2385||1995-10-31|
|27.||Rio Grande||Bennett Peak||13,203||San Juan Mountains||1723||1996-05-31|
|27.||Conejos||Conejos Peak||13,172||San Juan Mountains||1892||1996-05-31|
|29.||Archuleta||Summit Peak||13,300||San Juan Mountains||2740||1996-06-01|
|30.||Gunnison||Castle Peak||14,265||Elk Range Area||2345||1996-06-22|
|30.||Pitkin||Castle Peak||14,265||Elk Range Area||2345||1996-06-22|
|32.||Rio Blanco||Rio Blanco County High Point||12,027||Flat Tops Area||107||1996-07-01|
|33.||Garfield||Flat Top Mountain||12,354||Flat Tops Area||4034||1996-07-02|
|34.||Chaffee||Mount Harvard||14,420||Sawatch Range||2340||1996-07-13|
|35.||San Juan||Vermilion Peak||13,894||San Juan Mountains||2105||1996-08-01|
|36.||Montrose||Castle Rock||11,453||San Juan Mountains||413||1996-08-02|
|37.||Mineral||Phoenix Peak||13,895||San Juan Mountains||1495||1996-09-07|
|38.||Douglas||Thunder Butte||9836||Front Range||1356||1997-05-31|
|39.||Kit Carson||Kit Carson County High Point||5290||Central Great Plains|| ||1997-06-20|
|39.||Cheyenne||Overland Benchmark East||5250||Central Great Plains||0||1997-06-20|
|41.||Lincoln||Lincoln County High Point||5960||Central Great Plains|| ||1997-06-21|
|41.||Prowers||Two Buttes||4711||Southern Great Plains||356||1997-06-21|
|41.||Kiowa||Kiowa County High Point||4690||Central Great Plains||0||1997-06-21|
|44.||Jefferson||Buffalo Peak||11,589||Front Range||909||1997-06-27|
|45.||Hinsdale||Uncompahgre Peak||14,309||San Juan Mountains||4277||1997-07-04|
|46.||Moffat||Black Mountain||10,840||Park Range||2400||1997-10-11|
|47.||Baca||Carrizo Mountain-East Slope||5280||Southern Great Plains||0||1998-06-01|
|47.||Otero||Dry Bluff Southeast||5260||Southern Great Plains||0||1998-06-01|
|47.||Crowley||Crowley County High Point||5220||Central Great Plains|| ||1998-06-01|
|47.||Bent||Bent County High Point||4855||Southern Great Plains||315||1998-06-01|
|51.||Delta||Mount Lamborn||11,396||Elk Range Area||1596||1998-06-02|
|52.||Mesa||Leon Peak||11,236||Elk Range Area||756||1998-06-03|
|53.||Gilpin||James Peak||13,294||Front Range||694||1998-06-15|
|54.||Montezuma||Hesperus Mountain||13,232||San Juan Mountains||2832||1998-08-11|
|55.||Las Animas||West Spanish Peak||13,626||Sangre de Cristo Range||3666||1998-08-12|
|56.||Weld||Weld County High Point||6380||Central Great Plains||80||1998-10-01|
|57.||Broomfield||Broomfield County High Point||5840||Front Range|| ||1998-12-01|
|58.||Grand||Pettingell Peak||13,553||Front Range||1563||1999-06-26|
|59.||Routt||Mount Zirkel||12,180||Park Range||3460||1999-09-01|
|60.||Saguache||Crestone Peak||14,294||Sangre de Cristo Range||4534||1999-09-04|
|60.||Custer||Crestone Peak-East Peak||14,240||Sangre de Cristo Range||40||1999-09-04|
|62.||Pueblo||Greenhorn Mountain||12,347||Sangre de Cristo Range||3767||1999-09-18|
|63.||Teller||Devils Playground||13,060||Front Range||130||1999-09-26|
|64.||La Plata||Windom Peak||14,087||San Juan Mountains||2167||2011-09-03|
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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.
Links Colorado County High Points
Selected Guidebook(s) for this List Hiking Colorado's Summits (Mitchler, Covill)
Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.
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