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

Showing Janice Schmidt's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 53, or 67.92%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.CA-InyoMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada34382014-06-24
1.CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada34382014-06-24
3.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range18941997-06
4.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range4721997
5.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades25831992-05-24
6.CO-AlamosaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range4011997
6.CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range4011997
8.CO-HuerfanoBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range123 
9.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains4431997
10.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range2792015-09-18
11.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges9781995-08
12.CO-Clear CreekGrays Peak14,270Front Range13181995-07
12.CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range13181995-07
14.CO-GunnisonCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area3881997
14.CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area3881997
16.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range9511997
17.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains2461997-07
17.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges1015 
19.CA-FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada281 
20.CO-CusterCrestone Peak-East Peak14,240Sangre de Cristo Range992015-09-18
21.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades14491987-07-03
22.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains5301997
23.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range13541997
24.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains2311997
25.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains2621997
26.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range4401997
27.CO-MineralPhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains732009-09-06
28.CO-San JuanVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains931997
29.WY-FremontGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range3492012-07-01
29.WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range3492012-07-01
31.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area4832007-07-07
32.CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range1632015-06-22
33.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range772015-08-21
34.CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1442003-10-26
35.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range8152013-08-09 a
36.UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range126 
37.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains67 
38.CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range2572007-05-12
39.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains78 
40.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains66 
41.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains64 
42.WY-Big HornCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains155 
42.WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains155 
44.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range10292015-06-21
45.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range58 
46.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada285 
47.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges8842014-06-17
48.CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada255 
49.CO-FremontBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range38 
50.NM-MoraTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range98 
50.NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range98 
52.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges7792014-10-26
53.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,060Front Range237 

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This list shows all the peaks that are over 13,000 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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