Northern Sawatch Range

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount of the Holy Cross (14,005 ft/4269 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area1,280 sq mi / 3,314 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent46 mi / 73 km North-South
54 mi / 87 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 35' N; 106° 49' W
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Map of Northern Sawatch Range
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Northern Sawatch Range.
Sawatch RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Sawatch RangeLevel 5
         Elbert-Massive-Fryingpan AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Collegiate PeaksLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Sawatch RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Far Southern SawatchLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northern Sawatch Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount of the Holy Cross14,0054269 
2.Holy Cross Ridge13,8314216 
3.Mount Jackson13,6704167 
4.Peak 1343313,4334094 
5.Gold Dust Peak13,3654074 
6.Finnegan Peak13,346+4068+ 
7.Whitney Peak13,271+4045+ 
8.Peak 1324813,248+4038+ 
9.Notch Mountain13,2374035 
10.Homestake Peak13,2094026 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northern Sawatch Range

Mount of the Holy Cross
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Approaching Mount of the Holy Cross (2007-08-13). Photo by Terry Flood.
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Savage Peak
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Good view of the couloir and summit (2018-06-09). Photo by Jeremy McGuire.
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New York Mountain
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Approaching New York Mountain from the ridge (2018-03-10). Photo by Timothy Hutchings.
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