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Colorado County High Points

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (43 out of 64, or 67.19%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90731993-07-24
2.ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23402005-07-17
3.AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262016-09-20 a
3.CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53262016-09-20 a
5.HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range02016-09-20 b
6.HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42772008-09-01
7.SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45342008-08-30
8.ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621997-07-26 c
9.Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501995-08-12 a
9.SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27501995-08-12 a
11.GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
11.PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area2345 
13.BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range2940 
14.DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40242007-09-02
15.CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range402008-08-30
16.OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30302007-09-03
17.El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55101997-08-09 a
18.La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21672009-09-05
19.San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8572007-09-01
20.EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range2111 
21.MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1495 
22.San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains2105 
23.Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36662008-08-28
24.LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2400 
25.GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range15632009-09-01
26.ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains2740 
27.GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range6942000-10-16
28.MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains28322009-09-02
29.Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17232008-09-14
30.ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains1892 
31.FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range23852006-10-06
32.TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range1201997-08-09 b
33.JacksonClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges27512000-10-13
34.GarfieldFlat Top Mountain12,354Flat Tops Area40342005-07-16
35.PuebloGreenhorn Mountain12,347Sangre de Cristo Range37672005-07-14
36.RouttMount Zirkel12,180Park Range3460 
37.Rio BlancoRio Blanco County High Point12,027Flat Tops Area107 
38.JeffersonBuffalo Peak11,589Front Range9092006-10-08
39.MontroseCastle Rock11,453San Juan Mountains4132007-08-31
40.DeltaMount Lamborn11,396Elk Range Area1596 
41.MesaLeon Peak11,236Elk Range Area7562007-08-30
42.MoffatBlack Mountain10,840Park Range24002013-07-04 b
43.DouglasThunder Butte9836Front Range13562000-10-14
44.ElbertElbert County High Point7360Central Great Plains02009-09-07 a
45.WeldWeld County High Point6380Central Great Plains802000-10-15
46.ArapahoeSmoky Hill Ridge6210Central Great Plains101997-08-08
47.LincolnLincoln County High Point5960Central Great Plains02009-09-07 b
48.BroomfieldBroomfield County High Point5840Front Range02000-10-15
49.DenverDenver High Point5680Front Range01997-07-27 a
50.AdamsAdams County High Point5665Central Great Plains151997-07-27 b
51.WashingtonWashington County High Point5420Central Great Plains0 
52.Kit CarsonKit Carson County High Point5290Central Great Plains0 
53.BacaCarrizo Mountain-East Slope5280Southern Great Plains02002-09-20
54.OteroDry Bluff Southeast5260Southern Great Plains02002-09-24
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 
59.BentBent County High Point4855Southern Great Plains3152006-10-07
60.ProwersTwo Buttes4711Southern Great Plains3562002-09-20
61.KiowaKiowa County High Point4690Central Great Plains02006-10-07
62.YumaYuma County High Point4440Central Great Plains0 
63.SedgwickSedgwick County High Point4120Central Great Plains0 
64.PhillipsPhillips County High Point4110Central Great Plains0 

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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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    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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