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Fifty Highest CoHPs in Lower 48

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 50, or 78%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.CA-Inyo/CA-TulareMount Whitney14,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada10,0831965-09-11
2.CO-LakeMount Elbert14,433Sawatch Range90931984-09-04
3.CO-ChaffeeMount Harvard14,420Sawatch Range23601984-09-06
4.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,246 
5.CO-Alamosa/CO-CostillaBlanca Peak14,345Sangre de Cristo Range53261984-06-11
6.CO-Alamosa/CO-CostillaBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,320Sangre de Cristo Range01984-06-11
7.CO-HinsdaleUncompahgre Peak14,309San Juan Mountains42771984-06-18
8.CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak14,294Sangre de Cristo Range45541984-09-10
9.CO-ParkMount Lincoln14,286Central Colorado Ranges38621988-08-03
10.CO-Clear Creek/CO-SummitGrays Peak14,270Front Range27701984-08-30
11.CO-Gunnison/CO-PitkinCastle Peak14,265Elk Range Area23651990-07-20
12.CO-Custer/CO-SaguacheCrestone Peak-East Peak14,260Sangre de Cristo Range80 
13.CO-BoulderLongs Peak14,255Front Range29401984-08-28
14.CA-MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges71961966-07-02
14.CO-DoloresMount Wilson14,246San Juan Mountains40241990-08-01
16.CA-Fresno/CA-InyoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada28941967-08-13
17.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades97721972-07-02
18.CO-OurayMount Sneffels14,150San Juan Mountains30501984-06-22
19.CO-El PasoPikes Peak14,110Front Range55301984-09-13
20.CO-La PlataWindom Peak14,087San Juan Mountains21871984-06-26
21.CO-San MiguelWilson Peak14,017San Juan Mountains8571984-06-30
22.CO-EagleMount of the Holy Cross14,005Sawatch Range21111990-08-05
23.CO-Mineral/CO-SaguachePhoenix Peak13,895San Juan Mountains1515 
24.CO-San Juan/CO-San MiguelVermilion Peak13,894San Juan Mountains21052004-08-27
25.WY-Fremont/WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range7076 
26.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area6545 
27.CO-Huerfano/CO-Las AnimasWest Spanish Peak13,626Sangre de Cristo Range36862003-09-11
28.CO-LarimerHagues Peak13,560Front Range2420 
29.CO-Clear Creek/CO-GrandPettingell Peak13,553Front Range1563 
30.UT-DuchesneKings Peak13,528Uinta Range63581993-08-25
31.UT-Duchesne/UT-SummitGilbert Peak13,442Uinta Range15541993-08-24
32.CO-ArchuletaSummit Peak13,300San Juan Mountains27602013-09-06
33.CO-Clear Creek/CO-GilpinJames Peak13,294Front Range7142003-09-08
34.CO-MontezumaHesperus Mountain13,232San Juan Mountains2852 
35.CO-Rio GrandeBennett Peak13,203San Juan Mountains17432004-09-01
36.CO-ConejosConejos Peak13,172San Juan Mountains19122013-09-04
37.WY-Big Horn/WY-JohnsonCloud Peak13,167Bighorn Mountains7077 
38.NM-TaosWheeler Peak13,161Sangre de Cristo Range34091984-06-08
39.WY-ParkFrancs Peak13,153Absaroka Range4056 
40.CA-MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada39901968-06-23
41.NV-EsmeraldaBoundary Peak13,140West Great Basin Ranges2531966-08-28
42.CA-Madera/CA-TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada19261966-07-17
43.CO-Fremont/CO-SaguacheBushnell Peak13,105Sangre de Cristo Range24052004-08-31
44.NM-Mora/NM-Rio ArribaTruchas Peak13,102Sangre de Cristo Range40012004-09-02
45.CO-TellerDevils Playground13,070Front Range1402003-09-12
46.NV-White PineWheeler Peak13,063East Central Great Basin Ranges75681968-07-05
47.CO-Jackson/CO-LarimerClark Peak12,951Southern Wyoming Ranges2771 
48.MT-ParkGranite Peak12,799Absaroka Range47791984-08-09
49.UT-San JuanMount Peale12,721Canyonlands61811981-08-03
50.ID-CusterBorah Peak12,662Lost River-Lemhi Ranges60021984-07-27

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List Description

This list shows the fifty highest peaks in the 48 contiguous United States that are the highest point of a county. Note that this list is peak-based, not county-based. Many of the peaks in the list are the highest point in two counties, but there are still 50 peaks on it even though the number of counties represented is 57.

Many well-known fourteeners are not county high points and do not appear on this list.


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