Colorado County High Points
Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (31 out of 64, or 48.44%)
|Rank||County||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 4)|| Prom-Ft ||Ascent Date|
|1.||Denver||Denver High Point||5680||Front Range|| ||2005-03-22|
|2.||Broomfield||Broomfield County High Point||5840||Front Range|| ||2005-03-23|
|3.||Adams||Adams County High Point||5665||Central Great Plains||15||2005-03-24|
|4.||Washington||Washington County High Point||5420||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-13|
|4.||Yuma||Yuma County High Point||4440||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-13|
|6.||El Paso||Pikes Peak||14,110||Front Range||5510||2005-08-14|
|6.||Teller||Devils Playground||13,060||Front Range||130||2005-08-14|
|8.||Arapahoe||Smoky Hill Ridge||6210||Central Great Plains||10||2005-08-16|
|9.||Elbert||Elbert County High Point||7360||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-18|
|9.||Lincoln||Lincoln County High Point||5960||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-18|
|9.||Kit Carson||Kit Carson County High Point||5290||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-18|
|9.||Cheyenne||Overland Benchmark East||5250||Central Great Plains||0||2005-08-18|
|9.||Crowley||Crowley County High Point||5220||Central Great Plains|| ||2005-08-18|
|9.||Kiowa||Kiowa County High Point||4690||Central Great Plains||0||2005-08-18|
|15.||Lake||Mount Elbert||14,433||Sawatch Range||9073||2006-09-03|
|16.||Baca||Carrizo Mountain-East Slope||5280||Southern Great Plains||0||2006-10-07|
|16.||Otero||Dry Bluff Southeast||5260||Southern Great Plains||0||2006-10-07|
|16.||Bent||Bent County High Point||4855||Southern Great Plains||315||2006-10-07|
|16.||Prowers||Two Buttes||4711||Southern Great Plains||356||2006-10-07|
|20.||Logan||Logan County High Point||4940||Central Great Plains|| ||2006-10-13|
|20.||Morgan||Shannon Benchmark||4935||Central Great Plains||25||2006-10-13|
|20.||Sedgwick||Sedgwick County High Point||4120||Central Great Plains|| ||2006-10-13|
|20.||Phillips||Phillips County High Point||4110||Central Great Plains|| ||2006-10-13|
|24.||Weld||Weld County High Point||6380||Central Great Plains||80||2006-10-14|
|25.||Park||Mount Lincoln||14,286||Central Colorado Ranges||3862||2011-08-23|
|26.||Clear Creek||Grays Peak||14,270||Front Range||2750||2011-08-25|
|26.||Summit||Grays Peak||14,270||Front Range||2750||2011-08-25|
|28.||Grand||Pettingell Peak||13,553||Front Range||1563||2012-05-03|
|29.||Las Animas||West Spanish Peak||13,626||Sangre de Cristo Range||3666||2012-09-16|
|30.||Pueblo||Greenhorn Mountain||12,347||Sangre de Cristo Range||3767||2012-09-17|
|31.||Gilpin||James Peak||13,294||Front Range||694||2014-06-13|
| ||Chaffee||Mount Harvard||14,420||Sawatch Range||2340|| |
| ||Alamosa||Blanca Peak||14,345||Sangre de Cristo Range||5326|| |
| ||Costilla||Blanca Peak||14,345||Sangre de Cristo Range||5326|| |
| ||Huerfano||Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope||14,320||Sangre de Cristo Range||0|| |
| ||Hinsdale||Uncompahgre Peak||14,309||San Juan Mountains||4277|| |
| ||Saguache||Crestone Peak||14,294||Sangre de Cristo Range||4534|| |
| ||Gunnison||Castle Peak||14,265||Elk Range Area||2345|| |
| ||Pitkin||Castle Peak||14,265||Elk Range Area||2345|| |
| ||Boulder||Longs Peak||14,255||Front Range||2940|| |
| ||Dolores||Mount Wilson||14,246||San Juan Mountains||4024|| |
| ||Custer||Crestone Peak-East Peak||14,240||Sangre de Cristo Range||40|| |
| ||Ouray||Mount Sneffels||14,150||San Juan Mountains||3030|| |
| ||La Plata||Windom Peak||14,087||San Juan Mountains||2167|| |
| ||San Miguel||Wilson Peak||14,017||San Juan Mountains||857|| |
| ||Eagle||Mount of the Holy Cross||14,005||Sawatch Range||2111|| |
| ||Mineral||Phoenix Peak||13,895||San Juan Mountains||1495|| |
| ||San Juan||Vermilion Peak||13,894||San Juan Mountains||2105|| |
| ||Larimer||Hagues Peak||13,560||Front Range||2400|| |
| ||Archuleta||Summit Peak||13,300||San Juan Mountains||2740|| |
| ||Montezuma||Hesperus Mountain||13,232||San Juan Mountains||2832|| |
| ||Rio Grande||Bennett Peak||13,203||San Juan Mountains||1723|| |
| ||Conejos||Conejos Peak||13,172||San Juan Mountains||1892|| |
| ||Fremont||Bushnell Peak||13,105||Sangre de Cristo Range||2385|| |
| ||Jackson||Clark Peak||12,951||Southern Wyoming Ranges||2751|| |
| ||Garfield||Flat Top Mountain||12,354||Flat Tops Area||4034|| |
| ||Routt||Mount Zirkel||12,180||Park Range||3460|| |
| ||Rio Blanco||Rio Blanco County High Point||12,027||Flat Tops Area||107|| |
| ||Jefferson||Buffalo Peak||11,589||Front Range||909|| |
| ||Montrose||Castle Rock||11,453||San Juan Mountains||413|| |
| ||Delta||Mount Lamborn||11,396||Elk Range Area||1596|| |
| ||Mesa||Leon Peak||11,236||Elk Range Area||756|| |
| ||Moffat||Black Mountain||10,840||Park Range||2400|| |
| ||Douglas||Thunder Butte||9836||Front Range||1356|| |
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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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