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Colorado County High Points

Showing Peter Barr's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 64, or 50%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90732012-07-22
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2340 
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range5326 
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range5326 
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range0 
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains4277 
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range4534 
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38622012-07-23
9.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27502012-07-19
9.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27502012-07-19
11.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
11.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
13.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29402014-07-14
14.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains4024 
15.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range40 
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains3030 
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55102012-07-17
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2167 
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains857 
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1495 
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36662012-07-14
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range24002014-07-12
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2740 
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range694 
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2832 
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains1723 
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1892 
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2385 
32.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1202012-07-17
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges2751 
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area4034 
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37672012-07-13
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range3460 
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area107 
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range909 
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains413 
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1596 
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area756 
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range2400 
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13562017-10-24 a
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains02012-07-24
45.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains802014-07-10
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains102012-07-24
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains02012-07-15
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02012-07-19
49.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range02012-07-24
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains152012-07-24
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains02012-07-24
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains02018-07-07 b
53.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains02012-07-10
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains02018-07-07
55.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains02018-07-07 a
56.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains02018-07-07
57.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains02012-07-25
58.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains252012-07-25
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3152018-07-07
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3562018-07-07
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains02018-07-07
62.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains02012-07-24
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains02012-07-24
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains02012-07-24

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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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         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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