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Colorado County High Points

Showing David Olson'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 Range90731984-09-01
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23401983-09-18
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261989-06-25
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261989-06-25
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01989-06-25
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42771985-08-24
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45341987-06-14
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621984-09-09
9.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501981-07-18
9.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501981-07-18
11.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451986-09-21
11.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23451986-09-21
13.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401983-08-06
14.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40241989-09-04
15.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range401987-06-14
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30301988-08-09
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101984-07-28
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21671987-06-29
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8571988-08-08
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21111986-08-03
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains14951988-06-18
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains21051992-10-03
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36661995-10-08
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24001986-09-28
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range15631985-07-28
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27401996-09-22
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6941984-07-22
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28321994-09-24
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17231994-08-01
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18921995-09-06
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23851986-08-10
32.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1201984-07-28
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27511985-07-06
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40341996-06-15
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37671985-10-06
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34601996-08-25
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area1071996-07-07
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9091984-09-30
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4131992-07-02
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area15961997-08-10
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area7561997-07-05
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range24001997-10-11
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13561984-05-24
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains01996-05-18
45.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains801996-10-19
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains101996-05-11
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains01994-05-30
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02006-03-15
49.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range01997-08-24
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains151994-04-24
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains01996-11-23
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains01996-04-07
53.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains01997-06-29
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains01995-09-01
55.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains01996-04-07
56.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains01995-04-15
57.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains01997-03-23
58.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains251997-05-11
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3151997-06-29
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3561997-02-17
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains01997-02-16
62.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains01996-11-23
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains01995-12-23
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains01995-12-23

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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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