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Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
5.Blanca Peak14,3455326Sangre de Cristo Range103.4350 
30.Capitol Peak14,1301770Elk Range Area7.4208 
13.Castle Peak14,2652385Elk Range Area20.9327 
35.Challenger Point14,081321Sangre de Cristo Range.2234 
57.Columbia Point14,000400Sangre de Cristo Range.279 
36.Conundrum Peak14,080280Elk Range Area.4163 
19.Crestone Needle14,197477Sangre de Cristo Range.4249 
8.Crestone Peak14,2944574Sangre de Cristo Range27.4247 
 Crestone Peak-East Peak14,280120Sangre de Cristo Range.190 
 Crestone Peak-Northeast Peak14,280160Sangre de Cristo Range.118 
44.Culebra Peak14,0474847Sangre de Cristo Range35.4185 
 El Diente14,159239San Juan Mountains.7173 
45.Ellingwood Point14,042362Sangre de Cristo Range.5229 
10.Grays Peak14,2702790Front Range25.01139 
43.Handies Peak14,0481928San Juan Mountains11.1408 
40.Humboldt Peak14,0641224Sangre de Cristo Range1.4298 
55.Huron Peak14,0031443Sawatch Range3.2450 
24.Kit Carson Mountain14,1651045Sangre de Cristo Range1.3229 
 Kitty Kat Carson14,000120Sangre de Cristo Range.363 
6.La Plata Peak14,3361856Sawatch Range6.2491 
 La Plata Peak-East Peak14,200120Sawatch Range.127 
47.Little Bear Peak14,037397Sangre de Cristo Range.9179 
 Little Bear Peak-South Peak14,020100Sangre de Cristo Range.217 
16.Longs Peak14,2552940Front Range43.6819 
36.Longs Peak-Southeast Peak14,080280Front Range.120 
25.Maroon Peak14,1562356Elk Range Area8.0199 
39.Missouri Mountain14,067867Sawatch Range1.3342 
11.Mount Antero14,2692503Sawatch Range17.7351 
19.Mount Belford14,1971357Sawatch Range3.3509 
41.Mount Bierstadt14,060740Front Range1.01074 
23.Mount Bross14,172332Central Colorado Ranges.9767 
 Mount Cameron14,238158Central Colorado Ranges.5708 
38.Mount Columbia14,073913Sawatch Range1.6307 
29.Mount Democrat14,148788Central Colorado Ranges1.2885 
1.Mount Elbert14,4339113Sawatch Range670.61648 
 Mount Elbert-South Peak14,134254Sawatch Range.7101 
34.Mount Eolus14,0841044San Juan Mountains1.7175 
15.Mount Evans14,2642784Front Range9.8954 
 Mount Evans-West Peak14,256136Front Range.3119 
3.Mount Harvard14,4202380Sawatch Range14.9400 
9.Mount Lincoln14,2863862Central Colorado Ranges22.5853 
45.Mount Lindsey14,0421562Sangre de Cristo Range2.2225 
2.Mount Massive14,4211981Sawatch Range5.1571 
 Mount Massive-Far Northwest Peak14,16949Sawatch Range.340 
 Mount Massive-Green Peak14,320160Sawatch Range.362 
4.Mount Massive-Northwest Peak14,360320Sawatch Range.779 
 Mount Massive-Southeast Peak14,132252Sawatch Range.477 
54.Mount of the Holy Cross14,0052111Sawatch Range18.4367 
27.Mount Oxford14,153673Sawatch Range1.2391 
19.Mount Princeton14,1972197Sawatch Range5.2430 
18.Mount Shavano14,2291619Sawatch Range3.8464 
48.Mount Sherman14,036850Central Colorado Ranges8.0738 
28.Mount Sneffels14,1503070San Juan Mountains15.7447 
17.Mount Wilson14,2464024San Juan Mountains33.0215 
 Mount Wilson-South Peak14,110190San Juan Mountains.39 
 Mount Wilson-West Peak14,140180San Juan Mountains.349 
22.Mount Yale14,1961916Sawatch Range5.5489 
 North Eolus14,039199San Juan Mountains.2133 
 North Maroon Peak14,014254Elk Range Area.4191 
31.Pikes Peak14,1105550Front Range60.61186 
50.Pyramid Peak14,0181658Elk Range Area2.1186 
13.Quandary Peak14,2651145Central Colorado Ranges3.21071 
49.Redcloud Peak14,0341436San Juan Mountains4.9341 
53.San Luis Peak14,0143113San Juan Mountains27.0272 
32.Snowmass Mountain14,0921172Elk Range Area2.3184 
 South Bross Peak14,040120Central Colorado Ranges.364 
 South Conundrum Peak14,02262Elk Range Area.1114 
42.Sunlight Peak14,059419San Juan Mountains.5173 
56.Sunshine Peak14,001521San Juan Mountains1.3314 
26.Tabeguache Peak14,155475Sawatch Range.8350 
12.Torreys Peak14,267560Front Range.71010 
7.Uncompahgre Peak14,3094277San Juan Mountains85.0389 
52.Wetterhorn Peak14,0151655San Juan Mountains2.7291 
51.Wilson Peak14,017857San Juan Mountains1.4230 
33.Windom Peak14,0872207San Juan Mountains26.3199 

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List Description

The Colorado Fourteeners are one of the best-known peakbagging lists in the world. Every single Rocky Mountain summit rising to over 14,000 feet lies in the arbitrary rectangle of Colorado, and these summits that cross the magic threshold have become iconic landmarks of the state. Maps and atlases try to show as many of these peaks as possible, road signs point them out to car travellers, and the hikes to summits of fourteeners are thronged on summer weekends.

The popularity of this peakbagging pursuit is easy to understand. 53 or 54 peaks is not too many, but enough to make it a real project. All but about eight or so of the peaks are just walk-up hikes, and the difficult ones are not a problem for experienced scramblers. In summer there are few, if any, snowfields to contend with, and afternoon thunderstorms are the major weather hazard. These summits are all among the highest in the United States, too, giving this list high appeal to those who like simply to be above it all.

Carl Blaurock and Bill Ervin were the first to climb all the fourteeners in the 1920s, based on the surveys at that time. Recently, climber number 1000 completed the entire list, based on the records of the Colorado Mountain Club.

As with many famous threshold-based peak lists, there is ongoing debate over which summits belong on the list. Above, summits are ranked if they have 280 feet or more of clean prominence (300 feet of interpolated prominence), giving us a consistent list with 53 summits. Traditionally, El Diente and North Maroon Peak are included on most versions of Colorado Fourteener lists, mainly because of the difficulty of traversing the ridge to these peaks despite a low saddle rise from their nearest higher neighbors. Also, Challenger Point has long been left off traditional lists, and Ellingwood Peak was in a similar situation not too recently.

If you include El Diente and North Maroon, and you want a strict prominence cutoff, then Northwest Massive (and perhaps South Elbert) must also be included on your list.

Of course, it is up to the climber to decide which peaks to climb. You can pick a rigid prominence cutoff that fancies you, use an official club list, use an isolation cutoff, or just climb the peaks that inspire you the most.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks (Dawson)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 2: The Southern Peaks (Dawson)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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