Mount Massive, Colorado

Prominence: 1941 ft, 592 m

Elevation: 14,421 feet, 4396 meters

True Isolation: 5.06 mi, 8.14 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 14,428 ft / 4398 m
SubpeaksMount Massive-Northwest Peak (14,320 ft/4365 m)
Mount Massive-Green Peak (14,280 ft/4353 m)
Mount Massive-Far Northwest Peak (14,169 ft/4319 m)
Mount Massive-Southeast Peak (14,132 ft/4307 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 11' 14'' N, 106° 28' 32'' W
39.187286, -106.475514 (Dec Deg)
372567 E 4338597 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLake

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #45)
     Colorado 13,500 foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     Colorado 13,700-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #2)
     United States 13,750-foot Peaks (Rank #24)
     Colorado Wilderness High Points (Rank #1)
     Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners (Rank #2)
     Colorado Centennial Peaks (Top 100) (Rank #2)
     USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #3)
     United States 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #24)
     Top 10 Elevation Grid for U.S. States (Rank #13)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1972-07-17 by Larry Versaw
     2002-07 by Brad Groesbeck
     2009-08-07 by Brandon Boulier (GPS Track)
     2010-08-06 by Tracy Englebrecht
     2010-09-19 by Karine Thate
     2011-06-25 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2012-07-14 by Luke Mullen
     2012-10-29 by Paul Barish
     2013-08-26 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2013-08-26 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2013-09-07 by Shawn Burrell
     2014-08-31 by Tyler King
     2014-09-09 by jeff branin
     2015-08-19 by Mike Guethle
     2015-10-24 by Steve Bobinchak
     2017-07-09 by Mike Kernstock (GPS Track)
     2017-07-30 by Joshua Colky
     2017-09-26 by Mike Wright
     2018-06-23 by William Musser
     2018-07-21 by Shane Kramer (Unsuccessful)
     2018-08-19 by Patrick Greff
     2018-08-20 by Kevin Sypal
     2018-09-09 by William Chen (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (393 total)

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Lakes on Massive (2013-09-08). Photo by Shawn Burrell.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1941 ft/592 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1981 ft/604 m
  Line Parent: Mount Elbert
  Key Col: 12,480 ft/3804 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 5.06 mi/8.14 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.1175, -106.445
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Elbert  (SSE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Sawatch Range
Range5: Elbert-Massive-Fryingpan Area
Range6: Massive Massif (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsArkansas
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Pike and San Isabel National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Massive Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Massive O39106b4 1:24,000
First Ascent1873
Henry Gannett
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Elbert Creek Campground 10,050 ft/3063 m
Vertical Gain: 4371 ft/1333 m
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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View from the summit of Mount Massive (2015-09-18). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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View east from Mt Massive, CO (2006-11-27). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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Mount Massive photographed while hiking Mount Elbert (1997-07). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Route up Massive and North Massive using Roach's route 9.4 and 9.4EC; Note the tower mentioned in his book (2018-06-23). Photo by David Musser.
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