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Colorado County High Points

Showing Michael Prowatzke's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (7 out of 64, or 10.94%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29402001-08-24
2.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90932008-08-17
3.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27702008-08-22
3.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27702008-08-22
5.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23602008-08-30
6.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38622011-09-04
7.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55302014-08-31
 AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range5326 
 CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range5326 
 HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range0 
 HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains4277 
 SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range4554 
 GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2365 
 PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2365 
 CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,260Sangre de Cristo Range80 
 DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains4024 
 OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains3050 
 La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2187 
 San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains857 
 EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
 MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1515 
 San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
 Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range3686 
 LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2420 
 GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
 ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2760 
 GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range714 
 MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2852 
 Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains1743 
 ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1912 
 FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2405 
 TellerDevils Playground13,070Front Range140 
 JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges2771 
 GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area4054 
 PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range3777 
 RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range3470 
 Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area127 
 JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range929 
 MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains433 
 DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1616 
 MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area776 
 MoffatBlack Mountain10,860Park Range2440 
 DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range1376 
 ElbertElbert County High Point7370Central Great Plains20 
 WeldWeld County High Point6385Central Great Plains90 
 ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6215Central Great Plains20 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point5970Central Great Plains20 
 BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5845Front Range10 
 DenverDenver High Point5685Front Range10 
 AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains20 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point5430Central Great Plains20 
 Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5295Central Great Plains10 
 BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5290Southern Great Plains20 
 OteroDry Bluff Southeast5270Southern Great Plains20 
 CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5255Central Great Plains10 
 CrowleyCrowley County High Point5225Central Great Plains10 
 LoganLogan County High Point4945Central Great Plains10 
 MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains25 
 BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains325 
 ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains356 
 KiowaKiowa County High Point4695Central Great Plains10 
 YumaYuma County High Point4445Central Great Plains10 
 SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4125Central Great Plains10 
 PhillipsPhillips County High Point4115Central Great Plains10 

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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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