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U.S. County High Points over 13,000 feet - 48 States

Showing Brad Heim's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (7 out of 53, or 13.21%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada26762009-07-02
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada26762009-07-02
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range14322008-08-04
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range330 
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades2066 
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range301 
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range301 
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range99 
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains328 
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range208 
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges716 
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range963 
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range963 
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area267 
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area267 
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range708 
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains171 
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges764 
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada225 
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range81 
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1143 
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains354 
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range10362008-09-24
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains166 
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains188 
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range305 
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains53 
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains68 
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range271 
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range271 
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area364 
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range128 
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range62 
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range104 
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range6082008-09-04
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range106 
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains45 
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range194 
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains53 
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains51 
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains47 
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains111 
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains111 
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range7942009-07-06
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range42 
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada214 
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges6872009-07-03
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada194 
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range33 
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range80 
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range80 
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges551 
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range191 

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 13,000 feet high and also the highest point in a county (or equivalent) in the 48 contiguous United States. Note that well over half the counties on this list are in Colorado. Bob Packard climbed all of these summits by 1997.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1992 by Andy Martin, with help from David Olson and Dinesh Desai.

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