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North-Central San Juan Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointUncompahgre Peak (14,309 ft/4361 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado
Area1,275 sq mi / 3,303 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent67 mi / 108 km North-South
46 mi / 74 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 18' N; 107° 39' W
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Map of North-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 North-Central San Juan Mountains.
San Juan MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         San Miguel MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West-Central San Juan MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North-Central San Juan MountainsLevel 5
                 Handies AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Redcloud AreaLevel 6 (Child)
         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 North-Central San Juan Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Uncompahgre Peak14,3094361 
2.Handies Peak14,0484282Handies Area
3.Redcloud Peak14,0344278Redcloud Area
4.Wetterhorn Peak14,0154272 
5.Sunshine Peak14,0014268Redcloud Area
6.Jones Mountain13,8604225Handies Area
7.Niagara Peak13,8074208Handies Area
8.American Peak13,8064208Handies Area
9.Peak 1372213,7224182Handies Area
10.Silver Mountain13,7144180 
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.Handies Peak14,0484282Handies Area
2.Redcloud Peak14,0344278Redcloud Area



Photos of Peaks in the North-Central San Juan Mountains

Uncompahgre Peak
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Uncompahgre from the west (1984-06-18). Photo by John Vitz.
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Handies Peak
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View from Handies Peak, CO (2008-07-27). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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Redcloud Peak
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Snowy ascent in October (2016-10-07). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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Wetterhorn Peak
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Sunrise on Wetterhorn (2017-10-14). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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Sunshine Peak
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Sunshine Peak from 13er "Sundog" (2016-10-07). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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Redcloud Peak-Far Northeast Peak
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13,811 from 13,832 (2020-07-18). Photo by Patrick Thornley.
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Every Mountain
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13,691 from 13,484 (2020-07-17). Photo by Patrick Thornley.
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Whitecross Mountain
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Connecting ridge from Handies (2016-10-08). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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Sundog
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From Sunshine and RC Saddle (2020-10-16). Photo by Cooper Eitel.
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Red Mountain Number 3
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View to the north (2018-08-29). Photo by Kraft Paper.
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