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

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (45 out of 53, or 84.91%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1993-07-18
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1993-07-18
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range1996-09-08
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range2002-08-05
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades1997-06-07
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-14
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-14
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-14
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains2005-07-16
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-28
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges2000-07-25
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front RangeUnknown
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front RangeUnknown
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2003-07-21
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2003-07-21
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range2005-08-15
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2007-09-02
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1994-09-03
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada2013-08-25
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range2004-08-28
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades1999-08-09
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains2003-07-27
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range2000-06-06
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2006-08-04
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2000-09-10
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2004-09-18
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains2005-07-30
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2007-08-12
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2009-07-11
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range2009-07-11
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area 
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range2003-05-10
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2000-09-07
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range2000-08-21
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range2004-06-25
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range 
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2005-07-02
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2002-10-02
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2005-07-03
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains2001-09-01
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains2003-09-28
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains 
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains 
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range1997-07-24
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range 
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada 
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges1994-09-05
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada2013-08-29
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range2005-09-25
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range 
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges1995-08-25
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range2000-06-06

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 13,00 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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