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Central Front Range

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointGrays Peak (14,270 ft/4349 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado
Area3,140 sq mi / 8,131 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent73 mi / 118 km North-South
84 mi / 136 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 37' N; 105° 37' W
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Map of Central Front Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Front Range.
Front RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Front RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Rocky Mountain National Park AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Front RangeLevel 5
                 South Williams Fork MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Vasquez-Byers AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 James Peak AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Grays-Torreys AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Mount Evans AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Boreas-Georgia Passes AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Kenosha MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Tarryall MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         South Park HillsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Rampart RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Front Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Grays Peak14,2704349Grays-Torreys Area
2.Torreys Peak14,2674349Grays-Torreys Area
3.Mount Evans14,2644348Mount Evans Area
4.West Evans14,2564345Mount Evans Area
5.Mount Bierstadt14,0604285Mount Evans Area
6.Mount Edwards13,8504221Grays-Torreys Area
7.Mount Spalding13,8424219Mount Evans Area
8.Mount Silverheels13,8224213Boreas-Georgia Passes Area
9.Square Top Mountain13,7944204Grays-Torreys Area
10.The Sawtooth13,760+4194+Mount Evans Area
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Grays Peak14,2704349Grays-Torreys Area
2.Mount Evans14,2644348Mount Evans Area
3.Mount Silverheels13,8224213Boreas-Georgia Passes Area
4.Bard Peak13,6414158Vasquez-Byers Area
5.Parry Peak13,3914082James Peak Area
6.Ptarmigan Peak12,4983809South Williams Fork Mountains
7.Bison Peak12,4313789Tarryall Mountains
8.Knobby Crest12,4293788Kenosha Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Central Front Range

Grays Peak
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Grays Peak from Torreys Peak, popular hikes in the Front Range of Colorado (2010-09-05). Photo by William Musser.
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Torreys Peak

Torreys Peak from nearby Grays Peak, 3 feet higher (1990-09-03).
Mount Evans
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From summit of Mount Evans, tracing traverse from the parking lot below to Mount Warren (at end of finger) then climbing Mount Spalding 13,842 feet left side of photo and around the lake to the summit (2012-09-08). Photo by William Musser.
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Mount Bierstadt
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Mount Evans gives a great view of nearby Mount Bierstadt (left background) and the connecting class 3 traverse over the sawtooth ridge (2012-09-08). Photo by Karen Musser.
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Mount Spalding
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The summit of Mount Spalding 13,482 feet on traverse around cirque to reach Mount Evans showing TH & parking lot behind lake and Mount Warren in the background (2012-09-08). Photo by William Musser.
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Square Top Mountain
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The view from the slope of Mt Bierstadt - Square Top Mountain (left) with Grays and Torreys in background (right) (2006-06-03). Photo by Rian Laub.
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Mount Sniktau
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Mount Sniktau, near Loveland Pass, Colorado (2010-09-04). Photo by William Musser.
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Bison Peak
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The summit rocks on Bison Peak, Colorado look a bit like a dinosaur head (2009-06-05). Photo by William Musser.
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McCurdy Mountain
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Snowpatches on McCurdy Mountain Colorado (2009-06-05). Photo by William Musser.
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Buffalo Peak
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Buffalo Peak (2013-06-08). Photo by Rian Laub.
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