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High Points of Counties Crossed by the Continental Divide

Showing Kurt Mensch's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 53, or 28.3%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)AscentsAscent Date
1.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Elbert-Massive-Fryingpan Area1416Unknown
2.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Central Front Range952Unknown
2.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Central Front Range952Unknown
4.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Mosquito Range704Unknown
5.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Rocky Mountain National Park Area701Unknown
6.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range361Unknown
7.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Collegiate Peaks328Unknown
8.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309North-Central San Juan Mountains325Unknown
9.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Northern Sawatch Range303Unknown
10.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Northern Wind River Range270 
10.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Northern Wind River Range270 
12.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Mountains264Unknown
12.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Mountains264Unknown
14.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Northern Sangre de Cristo Range208Unknown
15.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Central Front Range193Unknown
16.NM-CibolaMount Taylor11,301North San Mateo Mountains176 
17.MT-RavalliTrapper Peak10,157Central Bitteroot Range101 
18.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Central Front Range100 
19.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Santa Fe Mountains80 
20.WY-CarbonMedicine Bow Peak-West Ridge11,920Medicine Bow Mountains74 
21.MT-GlacierMount Cleveland10,466Lewis Range73 
22.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894West-Central San Juan Mountains68Unknown
23.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Rocky Mountain National Park Area62 
24.CO-RouttMount Zirkel12,180Central Park Range57 
25.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895La Garita Mountains53Unknown
26.CO-JacksonClark Peak12,951Medicine Bow Mountains52 
27.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203Southern San Juan Mountains51 
28.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172Southern San Juan Mountains47 
29.NM-CatronWhitewater Baldy10,895Mogollon Mountains46 
29.NM-LunaCookes Peak8408West Las Cruces Ranges46 
31.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300Southern San Juan Mountains45 
31.MT-Silver BowTable Mountain10,223Highland Mountains45 
31.WY-SweetwaterPine Mountain9550East Flaming Gorge Area45 
34.NM-GrantMcKnight Mountain10,165Black Range44 
34.NM-SierraMcKnight Mountain10,165Black Range44 
34.MT-JeffersonCrow Peak9414Elkhorn Mountains44 
37.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Southern Absaroka Range42 
38.MT-Lewis and ClarkRed Mountain9411Flathead Range37 
38.MT-TetonRocky Mountain9392Rocky Mountain Front37 
40.MT-FlatheadMount Stimson10,142Lewis Range35 
41.MT-PowellMount Powell10,168Flint Creek Range33 
42.ID-LemhiBell Mountain11,612Lemhi Range31 
42.MT-Deer LodgeWest Goat Peak10,793Anaconda Range31 
44.MT-BeaverheadTweedy Mountain11,154Pioneer Mountains30 
45.NM-McKinleyCerros de Alejandro9166North San Mateo Mountains27 
46.NM-SandovalRedondo Peak11,254Jemez Mountains26 
46.ID-ClarkWebber Peak-East Peak11,200Beaverhead Mountains26 
48.MT-MadisonHilgard Peak11,316Madison Range23 
49.MT-GallatinWilson Peak10,705Madison Range19 
49.MT-GraniteWarren Peak10,463Anaconda Range19 
51.ID-FremontNorth Targhee Peak10,400Lionshead-Henrys Lake Ranges17 
51.NM-HidalgoAnimas Mountains High Point8565Animas Area17 
53.MT-PonderaPondera County High Point8440Rocky Mountain Front6 

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List Description

Important: This list show the highest points of the counties that the Continental Divide traverses. Note that many of these summits are not on or near the divide; often it does not go over or near the highest point in a county.


     Continental Divide Counties


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