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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-Ft
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-14
1.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-14
1.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01978-08-14
4.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55501980-06-01
5.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17631990-07-01
6.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains19322000-06-15
7.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5300Southern Great Plains402001-07-08
7.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5280Southern Great Plains402001-07-08
9.ElbertElbert County High Point7380Central Great Plains402003-06-06
9.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6220Central Great Plains302003-06-06
11.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5850Front Range202003-06-07
11.DenverDenver High Point5690Front Range202003-06-07
13.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains252005-08-06
13.WashingtonWashington County High Point5440Central Great Plains402005-08-06
13.YumaYuma County High Point4450Central Great Plains202005-08-06
16.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3562007-07-30
 LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range9113 
 ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2380 
 HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains4277 
 SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range4574 
 ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges3862 
 CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,280Sangre de Cristo Range120 
 Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range2790 
 SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range2790 
 GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2385 
 PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2385 
 BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range2940 
 DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains4024 
 OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains3070 
 La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2207 
 San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains857 
 EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
 MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1535 
 San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
 Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range3706 
 LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2440 
 GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
 ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2780 
 GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range734 
 MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2872 
 FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2425 
 TellerDevils Playground13,080Front Range160 
 JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges2791 
 GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area4074 
 PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range3787 
 RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range3480 
 Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area147 
 JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range949 
 MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains453 
 DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1636 
 MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area796 
 MoffatBlack Mountain10,880Park Range2480 
 DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range1396 
 WeldWeld County High Point6390Central Great Plains100 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point5980Central Great Plains40 
 Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5300Central Great Plains20 
 CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5260Central Great Plains20 
 CrowleyCrowley County High Point5230Central Great Plains20 
 LoganLogan County High Point4950Central Great Plains20 
 MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains25 
 BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains335 
 KiowaKiowa County High Point4700Central Great Plains20 
 SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4130Central Great Plains20 
 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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