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Colorado County High Points

Showing Bob Packard'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 Range90731977-08 a2
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23401981-07 a1
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261977-07 b1
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261977-07 b1
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01977-07
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42771974-08 a2
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45341977-07 b6
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621977-08 a6
9.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501979-08 a2
9.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501979-08 a2
11.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451980-08 a3
11.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451980-08 a3
13.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401982-08 a7
14.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40241974-07
15.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range401996-08 a1
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30301975-07 a2
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101980-08 a6
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21671980-07 a2
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8571975-07 a1
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21111978-08 a8
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains14951988-08 a2
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains21051982-09 a3
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36661989-11 a1
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24001995-08 a8
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range15631994-08 b5
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27401996-08 b8
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6941996-08 g3
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28321985-07 a7
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17231996-08 b1
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18921996-08 b5
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23851994-07 b1
32.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1201996-08 d2
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27511996-08 g4
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40341997-08 a4
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37671997-07 a7
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34601997-08 a6
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area1071997-08 a2
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9091997-08 b1
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4131998-08 a4
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area15961998-08 a3
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area7561998-08 b5
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range24001998-08 b9
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13561997-08 b2
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains01998-08 e4
45.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains801998-08 d8
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains101998-08 e2
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains01998-08 e5
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02002-06-28
49.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range01998-08 e3
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains151998-08 e1
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains01999-04-11
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains01998-05 d6
53.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains01998-05 d3
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains01998-08 e7
55.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains01998-05 d7
56.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains01998-08 e6
57.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains01999-04-11
58.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains251998-08 d9
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3151998-05 d2
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3561998-05 d4
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains01998-05 d5
62.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains01999-04-11
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains01999-04-11
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains01999-04-11

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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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