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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
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges3862 
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains02003-06-06
45.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains80 
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains102003-06-06
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains0 
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains152005-08-06
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains02005-08-06
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains0 
55.CheyenneOverland Benchmark East5250Central Great Plains0 
56.CrowleyCrowley County High Point5220Central Great Plains0 
57.LoganLogan County High Point4940Central Great Plains0 
58.MorganShannon Benchmark4935Central Great Plains25 
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains0 
62.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains02005-08-06
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains0 
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains0 
11.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
11.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1596 
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area756 
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area4034 
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area107 
9.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range2750 
9.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range2750 
13.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range2940 
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101980-06-01
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2400 
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range694 
32.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range120 
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range909 
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range1356 
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02003-06-07
49.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range02003-06-07
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range3460 
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range2400 
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains4277 
14.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains4024 
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains3030 
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2167 
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains857 
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1495 
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2740 
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2832 
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17231990-07-01
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains18922000-06-15
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains413 
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-14
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261978-08-14
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01978-08-14
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range4534 
15.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range40 
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range3666 
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2385 
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range3767 
1.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range9073 
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2340 
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
53.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains02001-07-08
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains02001-07-08
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains315 
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3562007-07-30
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges2751 

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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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