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Colorado County High Points

Showing Edward Earl's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (30 out of 64, or 46.88%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range91131993-09-04
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23802008-09-01
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262003-09-01
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262003-09-01
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range02003-09-01
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42772006-09-06
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45742010-07-30 08
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38622008-09-02 10
9.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,280Sangre de Cristo Range1202010-07-30 09
10.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range2790 
10.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range2790 
12.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2385 
12.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2385 
14.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401986-08-04
15.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40242004-09-01
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30702006-09-05
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55502003-09-02 15
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2207 
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8572004-09-02
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1535 
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range37062003-08-31
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2440 
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2780 
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range734 
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28722006-09-04
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains1763 
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1932 
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2425 
32.TellerDevils Playground13,080Front Range1602003-09-02 14
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27912014-09-01
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40742012-07-26 08
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37872003-09-02 09
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range34802012-07-27
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area1472012-07-26 15
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range949 
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4532004-09-03
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1636 
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area796 
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,880Park Range24802014-08-30 17
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13962008-09-02 16
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7380Central Great Plains402003-08-30
45.WeldWeld County High Point6390Central Great Plains100 
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6220Central Great Plains302003-08-30
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5980Central Great Plains40 
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5850Front Range202003-09-02 19
49.DenverDenver High Point5690Front Range202008-09-03 13
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains252003-08-30
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5440Central Great Plains40 
52.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5300Southern Great Plains40 
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5300Central Great Plains20 
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5280Southern Great Plains40 
55.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5260Central Great Plains20 
56.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5230Central Great Plains20 
57.LoganLogan County High Point4950Central Great Plains20 
58.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains25 
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains335 
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains356 
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4700Central Great Plains20 
62.YumaYuma County High Point4450Central Great Plains20 
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4130Central Great Plains20 
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4120Central Great Plains20 

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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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