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Colorado County High Points

Showing Darryl Montgomery's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 64, or 25%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.AlamosaBlanca Peak4372Sangre de Cristo Range16231978-08-14
1.CostillaBlanca Peak4372Sangre de Cristo Range16231978-08-14
1.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope4365Sangre de Cristo Range01978-08-14
4.El PasoPikes Peak4301Front Range16791980-06-01
5.Rio GrandeBennett Peak4024San Juan Mountains5251990-07-01
6.ConejosConejos Peak4015San Juan Mountains5772000-06-15
7.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope1609Southern Great Plains02001-07-08
7.OteroDry Bluff Southeast1603Southern Great Plains02001-07-08
9.ElbertElbert County High Point2243Central Great Plains02003-06-06
9.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge1893Central Great Plains32003-06-06
11.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point1780Front Range02003-06-07
11.DenverDenver High Point1731Front Range02003-06-07
13.AdamsAdams County High Point1727Central Great Plains52005-08-06
13.WashingtonWashington County High Point1652Central Great Plains02005-08-06
13.YumaYuma County High Point1353Central Great Plains02005-08-06
16.ProwersTwo Buttes1436Southern Great Plains1092007-07-30
 LakeMount Elbert4399Sawatch Range2765 
 ChaffeeMount Harvard4395Sawatch Range713 
 HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak4361San Juan Mountains1304 
 SaguacheCrestone Peak4357Sangre de Cristo Range1382 
 ParkMount Lincoln4354Central Colorado Ranges1177 
 Clear CreekGrays Peak4349Front Range838 
 SummitGrays Peak4349Front Range838 
 GunnisonCastle Peak4348Elk Range Area715 
 PitkinCastle Peak4348Elk Range Area715 
 BoulderLongs Peak4345Front Range896 
 DoloresMount Wilson4342San Juan Mountains1227 
 CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak4340Sangre de Cristo Range12 
 OurayMount Sneffels4313San Juan Mountains924 
 La PlataWindom Peak4294San Juan Mountains661 
 San MiguelWilson Peak4272San Juan Mountains261 
 EagleMount of the Holy Cross4269Sawatch Range643 
 MineralPhoenix Peak4235San Juan Mountains456 
 San JuanVermilion Peak4235San Juan Mountains642 
 Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak4153Sangre de Cristo Range1117 
 LarimerHagues Peak4133Front Range732 
 GrandPettingell Peak4131Front Range476 
 ArchuletaSummit Peak4054San Juan Mountains835 
 GilpinJames Peak4052Front Range212 
 MontezumaHesperus Mountain4033San Juan Mountains863 
 FremontBushnell Peak3994Sangre de Cristo Range727 
 TellerDevils Playground3981Front Range37 
 JacksonClark Peak3947Southern Wyoming Ranges839 
 GarfieldFlat Top Mountain3765Flat Tops Area1230 
 PuebloGreenhorn Mountain3763Sangre de Cristo Range1148 
 RouttMount Zirkel3712Park Range1055 
 Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point3666Flat Tops Area33 
 JeffersonBuffalo Peak3532Front Range277 
 MontroseCastle Rock3491San Juan Mountains126 
 DeltaMount Lamborn3474Elk Range Area486 
 MesaLeon Peak3425Elk Range Area230 
 MoffatBlack Mountain3304Park Range732 
 DouglasThunder Butte2998Front Range413 
 WeldWeld County High Point1945Central Great Plains24 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1817Central Great Plains0 
 Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point1612Central Great Plains0 
 CheyenneOverland Benchmark East1600Central Great Plains0 
 CrowleyCrowley County High Point1591Central Great Plains0 
 LoganLogan County High Point1506Central Great Plains0 
 MorganShannon Benchmark1504Central Great Plains8 
 BentBent County High Point1480Southern Great Plains96 
 KiowaKiowa County High Point1430Central Great Plains0 
 SedgwickSedgwick County High Point1256Central Great Plains0 
 PhillipsPhillips County High Point1253Central Great Plains0 

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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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