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West-Central San Juan Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Sneffels (14,150 ft/4313 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado
Area592 sq mi / 1,533 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent52 mi / 84 km North-South
22 mi / 35 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 47' N; 107° 51' W
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Map of West-Central San Juan Mountains
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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 West-Central San Juan Mountains.
San Juan MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         San Miguel MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West-Central San Juan MountainsLevel 5
                 Sneffels RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         North-Central San Juan MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Plata MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Needle MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         East-Central San Juan MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Garita MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern San Juan MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tusas MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the West-Central San Juan Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Sneffels14,1504313Sneffels Range
2.Vermilion Peak13,8944235 
3.Teakettle Mountain13,8194212Sneffels Range
4.Dallas Peak13,8094209Sneffels Range
5.Potosi Peak13,7864202Sneffels Range
6.U S Grant Peak13,7674196 
7.Fuller Peak13,7614194 
8.Golden Horn13,760+4194+ 
9.San Miguel Peak13,7524192 
10.West Dallas13,7414188Sneffels Range
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.Mount Sneffels14,1504313Sneffels Range



Photos of Peaks in the West-Central San Juan Mountains

Mount Sneffels

Mount Sneffels is one of the most photogenic peaks in Colorado.
Rolling Mountain
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Rolling Mountain from the east (1995-08-29). Photo by John Vitz.
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Lookout Peak
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Lookout Peak (2020-08-25). Photo by Patrick Thornley.
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Telluride Peak
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View from summit looking north towards Imogene Pass and Chicago and Tomboy Peaks (2019-09-09). Photo by Ingrid Dockersmith.
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Mears Peak
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Mears Peak (2015). Photo by Gary Spencer.
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Chicago Peak
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Telluride ski area and town below - view from the summit (2019-09-09). Photo by Ingrid Dockersmith.
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Tomboy Peak
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Ingrid and Eric on the summit of Tomboy Peak (2019-09-09). Photo by Ingrid Dockersmith.
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Engineer Mountain
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Engineer Mountain (2012). Photo by Gary Spencer.
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Ajax Peak
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Bob, Steve, Eric and Leroy on the summit of Ajax (2015-07-29). Photo by Eric Smith.
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Gold Hill
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Leroy on the summit of gold hill, with Palmyra peak behind him (2019-08-12). Photo by Leroy Brown.
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