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Colorado County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range2750Unknown
1.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range2750Unknown
3.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90731996-09-08
4.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains01999-11-16
4.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains101999-11-16
4.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range01999-11-16
4.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains151999-11-16
8.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains01999-11-18
8.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains01999-11-18
10.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains01999-12-31
10.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains01999-12-31
10.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains01999-12-31
10.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains01999-12-31
14.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains02000-01-01
15.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3152000-01-17
15.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains02000-01-17
17.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains02000-03-11
17.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3562000-03-11
19.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13562000-05-03
20.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9092000-05-10
21.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains02000-05-27
21.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains02000-05-27
23.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55102000-06-06
23.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1202000-06-06
25.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37672000-06-12
26.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34602000-07-02
27.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range24002000-07-03
28.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38622000-07-25
29.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range15632000-08-21
30.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24002000-09-07
31.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8572000-09-10
32.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains02000-10-14
32.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains252000-10-14
34.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains802000-10-15
35.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17232001-09-01
36.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02002-04-06
37.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40342002-07-20
38.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27512002-07-21
39.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area1072002-08-03
40.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23402002-08-05
41.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6942002-10-02
42.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36662003-05-10
43.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area7562003-07-06
44.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4132003-07-07
45.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23452003-07-21
45.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23452003-07-21
47.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30302003-07-27
48.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18922003-09-28
49.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262004-08-14
49.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262004-08-14
49.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range02004-08-14
52.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45342004-08-28
52.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range402004-08-28
54.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21112004-09-18
55.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27402005-07-02
56.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28322005-07-03
57.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42772005-07-16
58.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains14952005-07-30
59.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29402005-08-15
60.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23852005-09-25
61.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21672006-08-04
62.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area15962007-06-17
63.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains21052007-08-12
64.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40242007-09-02

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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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    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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