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List of mountain peaks of Colorado

Mount Elbert in the Sawatch Range is the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains and the highest point in the U.S. State of Colorado.

This article comprises sortable tables of the major mountain peaks of the U.S. State of Colorado.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. The topographic prominence of a summit is the elevation difference between that summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum great-circle distance to a point of equal elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 127 ultra-prominent summits in the United States.

All elevations in this article include an elevation adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note.

Contents

  • Highest major summits 1
  • Most prominent summits 2
  • Most isolated major summits 3
  • Easternmost prominent summits 4
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Highest major summits

The following sortable table lists the 55 highest Colorado mountain peaks with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. Each of these 55 summits exceeds 4000 meters (13,123.4 feet) of topographic elevation.

The 55 highest Colorado summits with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence[1]

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5] Sawatch Range

2

Sawatch Range


3

Sawatch Range

4 Blanca Peak[6][7][8] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,351 ft
4374 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
5 La Plata Peak[9][10] Sawatch Range 14,343 ft
4372 m
1,836 ft
560 m
6.28 mi
10.11 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak[11][12][13][14] San Juan Mountains 14,321 ft
4365.0 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.0 mi
136.8 km
7 Crestone Peak[15][16][17] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,300 ft
4359 m
4,554 ft
1388 m
27.4 mi
44.0 km
8 Mount Lincoln[18][19][20][21] Mosquito Range 14,293 ft
4356.5 m
3,862 ft
1177 m
22.5 mi
36.2 km
9 Castle Peak[22][23][24][25] Elk Mountains 14,279 ft
4352.2 m
2,365 ft
721 m
20.9 mi
33.6 km
10 Grays Peak[26][27][28][29] Front Range 14,278 ft
4352 m
2,770 ft
844 m
25.0 mi
40.2 km
11 Mount Antero[30][31][32][33] Sawatch Range 14,276 ft
4351.4 m
2,503 ft
763 m
17.67 mi
28.4 km
12 Mount Evans[34][35][36][37] Front Range 14,271 ft
4350 m
2,770 ft
844 m
9.79 mi
15.76 km
13 Longs Peak[38][39][40][41] Front Range 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
14 Mount Wilson[42][43][44] San Miguel Mountains 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.0 mi
53.1 km
15 Mount Princeton[45][46][47] Sawatch Range 14,204 ft
4329.3 m
2,177 ft
664 m
5.19 mi
8.36 km
16 Mount Yale[48][49][50] Sawatch Range 14,200 ft
4328.2 m
1,896 ft
578 m
5.55 mi
8.93 km
17 Maroon Peak[51][52][53] Elk Mountains 14,163 ft
4317.0 m
2,336 ft
712 m
8.06 mi
12.97 km
18 Mount Sneffels[54][55][56][57] Sneffels Range 14,158 ft
4315.4 m
3,050 ft
930 m
15.71 mi
25.3 km
19 Capitol Peak[58][59][60] Elk Mountains 14,137 ft
4309 m
1,750 ft
533 m
7.44 mi
11.98 km
20 Pikes Peak[61][62][63][64] Front Range 14,115 ft
4302.31 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.6 mi
97.6 km
21 Windom Peak[65][66][67][68] Needle Mountains 14,093 ft
4296 m
2,187 ft
667 m
26.3 mi
42.4 km
22 Handies Peak[69][70][71] San Juan Mountains 14,058 ft
4284.8 m
1,908 ft
582 m
11.18 mi
18.00 km
23 Culebra Peak[72][73][74] Culebra Range 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.4 mi
56.9 km
24 San Luis Peak[75][76][77][78] La Garita Mountains 14,022 ft
4273.8 m
3,113 ft
949 m
26.9 mi
43.4 km
25 Mount of the Holy Cross[79][80][81][82][83] Sawatch Range 14,011 ft
4270.5 m
2,113 ft
644 m
18.41 mi
29.6 km
26 Grizzly Peak[84][85][86] Sawatch Range 13,995 ft
4265.6 m
1,928 ft
588 m
6.77 mi
10.89 km
27 Mount Ouray[87][88][89][90] Sawatch Range 13,961 ft
4255.4 m
2,659 ft
810 m
13.58 mi
21.9 km
28 Vermilion Peak[91][92] San Juan Mountains 13,900 ft
4237 m
2,105 ft
642 m
9.07 mi
14.60 km
29 Mount Silverheels[93][94][95] Front Range 13,829 ft
4215.0 m
2,283 ft
696 m
5.48 mi
8.82 km
30 Rio Grande Pyramid[96][97][98] San Juan Mountains 13,827 ft
4214.4 m
1,881 ft
573 m
10.76 mi
17.31 km
31 Bald Mountain[99][100] Front Range 13,690 ft
4173 m
2,099 ft
640 m
7.51 mi
12.09 km
32 Mount Oso[101][102] San Juan Mountains 13,690 ft
4173 m
1,664 ft
507 m
5.41 mi
8.71 km
33 Mount Jackson[103][104][105] Sawatch Range 13,676 ft
4168.5 m
1,810 ft
552 m
3.21 mi
5.16 km
34 Bard Peak[106][107] Front Range 13,647 ft
4159 m
1,701 ft
518 m
5.43 mi
8.74 km
35 West Spanish Peak[108][109][110] Spanish Peaks 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
19.87 mi
32.0 km
36 Mount Powell[111][112][113] Gore Range 13,586 ft
4141 m
3,000 ft
914 m
21.5 mi
34.6 km
37 Hagues Peak[114][115][116][117] Mummy Range 13,573 ft
4137 m
2,420 ft
738 m
15.92 mi
25.6 km
38 Tower Mountain[118][119] San Juan Mountains 13,558 ft
4132 m
1,652 ft
504 m
4.88 mi
7.86 km
39 Treasure Mountain[120][121] Elk Mountains 13,535 ft
4125 m
2,828 ft
862 m
6.92 mi
11.13 km
40 North Arapaho Peak[122][123][124][125] Front Range 13,508 ft
4117 m
1,665 ft
507 m
15.38 mi
24.8 km
41 Parry Peak[126][127] Front Range 13,397 ft
4083 m
1,720 ft
524 m
9.46 mi
15.22 km
42 Bill Williams Peak[128][129][130] Williams Mountains 13,389 ft
4081 m
1,682 ft
513 m
3.73 mi
6.00 km
43 Sultan Mountain[131][132] San Juan Mountains 13,373 ft
4076 m
1,868 ft
569 m
4.59 mi
7.39 km
44 Mount Herard[133][134] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 13,345 ft
4068 m
2,040 ft
622 m
4.63 mi
7.45 km
45 West Buffalo Peak[135][136][137] Mosquito Range 13,332 ft
4064 m
1,986 ft
605 m
9.61 mi
15.46 km
46 Summit Peak[138][139][140][141] San Juan Mountains 13,308 ft
4056.2 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.6 mi
63.7 km
47 Middle Peak[142][143] San Miguel Mountains 13,306 ft
4056 m
1,960 ft
597 m
4.78 mi
7.69 km
48 Antora Peak[144][145] Sawatch Range 13,275 ft
4046 m
2,409 ft
734 m
6.75 mi
10.86 km
49 Henry Mountain[146][147] Sawatch Range 13,261 ft
4042 m
1,674 ft
510 m
10.94 mi
17.61 km
50 Hesperus Mountain[148][149][150] La Plata Mountains 13,237 ft
4035 m
2,852 ft
869 m
24.5 mi
39.5 km
51 Jacque Peak[151][152] Gore Range 13,211 ft
4027 m
2,065 ft
629 m
4.52 mi
7.28 km
52 Bennett Peak[153][154] San Juan Mountains 13,209 ft
4026 m
1,743 ft
531 m
17.08 mi
27.5 km
53 Conejos Peak[155][156][157] San Juan Mountains 13,179 ft
4017.0 m
1,912 ft
583 m
8.15 mi
13.12 km
54 Twilight Peak[158][159][160] Needle Mountains 13,163 ft
4012 m
2,338 ft
713 m
4.88 mi
7.86 km
55 South River Peak[161][162][163] San Juan Mountains 13,154 ft
4009.4 m
2,448 ft
746 m
21.1 mi
34.0 km

Note: Compare this table with the List of Colorado fourteeners which includes peaks with at least 4267.2 meters (14,000 feet) of elevation and at least 91.44 meters (300 feet) of topographic prominence. The 11 highest peaks are the same on both lists, but this list of 4000 meter peaks excludes less prominent summits like Torreys Peak, but includes prominent, although slightly lower peaks, like Mount Ouray.

Most prominent summits

The following sortable table lists the 50 most topographically prominent Colorado mountain peaks.

The 50 most topographically prominent Colorado summits

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5] Sawatch Range 14,440 ft
4401.2 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
2 Pikes Peak[61][62][63][64] Front Range 14,115 ft
4302.31 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.6 mi
97.6 km
3 Blanca Peak[6][7][8] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,351 ft
4374 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
4 Culebra Peak[72][73][74] Culebra Range 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.4 mi
56.9 km
5 Crestone Peak[15][16][17] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,300 ft
4359 m
4,554 ft
1388 m
27.4 mi
44.0 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak[11][12][13][14] San Juan Mountains 14,321 ft
4365.0 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.0 mi
136.8 km
7 Flat Top Mountain[164][165][166][167] Flat Tops 12,361 ft
3767.7 m
4,054 ft
1236 m
40.8 mi
65.6 km
8 Ute Peak[168][169][170][171] Ute Mountain 9,984 ft
3043 m
4,039 ft
1231 m
34.3 mi
55.2 km
9 Mount Wilson[42][43][44] San Miguel Mountains 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.0 mi
53.1 km
10 Mount Lincoln[18][19][20][21] Mosquito Range 14,293 ft
4356.5 m
3,862 ft
1177 m
22.5 mi
36.2 km
11 Greenhorn Mountain[172][173][174][175] Wet Mountains 12,352 ft
3765.0 m
3,777 ft
1151 m
25.2 mi
40.6 km
12 West Spanish Peak[108][109][110] Spanish Peaks 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
19.87 mi
32.0 km
13 Mount Gunnison[176][177][178] West Elk Mountains 12,725 ft
3878.7 m
3,539 ft
1079 m
11.84 mi
19.05 km
14 Mount Zirkel[179][180][181] Park Range 12,185 ft
3714 m
3,470 ft
1058 m
37.7 mi
60.6 km
15 San Luis Peak[75][76][77][78] La Garita Mountains 14,022 ft
4273.8 m
3,113 ft
949 m
26.9 mi
43.4 km
16 North Mamm Peak[182][183][184][185] Front Range 11,129 ft
3392.2 m
3,103 ft
946 m
21.2 mi
34.1 km
17 West Elk Peak[186][187][188][189] West Elk Mountains 13,042 ft
3975.2 m
3,095 ft
943 m
13.78 mi
22.2 km
18 Huntsman Ridge[190][191] Elk Mountains 11,858 ft
3614 m
3,072 ft
936 m
10.30 mi
16.58 km
19 Mount Sneffels[54][55][56][57] Sneffels Range 14,158 ft
4315.4 m
3,050 ft
930 m
15.71 mi
25.3 km
20 Castle Peak[192][193] Sawatch Range 11,305 ft
3446 m
3,040 ft
927 m
16.70 mi
26.9 km
21 Mount Powell[111][112][113] Gore Range 13,586 ft
4141 m
3,000 ft
914 m
21.5 mi
34.6 km
22 Longs Peak[38][39][40][41] Front Range 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
23 Hesperus Mountain[148][149][150] La Plata Mountains 13,237 ft
4035 m
2,852 ft
869 m
24.5 mi
39.5 km
24 Diamond Peak[194][195] Green River Basin 9,665 ft
2946 m
2,845 ft
867 m
29.7 mi
47.8 km
25 Treasure Mountain[120][121] Elk Mountains 13,535 ft
4125 m
2,828 ft
862 m
6.92 mi
11.13 km
26 Clark Peak[196][197][198][199] Medicine Bow Mountains 12,954 ft
3948.4 m
2,771 ft
845 m
16.40 mi
26.4 km
27 Grays Peak[26][27][28][29] Front Range 14,278 ft
4352 m
2,770 ft
844 m
25.0 mi
40.2 km
28 Mount Evans[34][35][36][37] Front Range 14,271 ft
4350 m
2,770 ft
844 m
9.79 mi
15.76 km
29 Summit Peak[138][139][140][141] San Juan Mountains 13,308 ft
4056.2 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.6 mi
63.7 km
30 Marcellina Mountain[200][201] West Elk Mountains 11,353 ft
3461 m
2,728 ft
831 m
5.08 mi
8.18 km
31 Mount Richthofen[202][203][204] Never Summer Mountains 12,945 ft
3946 m
2,680 ft
817 m
9.66 mi
15.54 km
Piñon Mesa High Point[205][206] Uncompahgre Plateau 9,705 ft
2958 m
2,680 ft
817 m
23.7 mi
38.2 km
33 Parkview Mountain[207][208][209][210] Rabbit Ears Range 12,301 ft
3749.4 m
2,676 ft
816 m
9.36 mi
15.07 km
34 Mount Ouray[87][88][89][90] Sawatch Range 13,961 ft
4255.4 m
2,659 ft
810 m
13.58 mi
21.9 km
35 Crested Butte[211][212] Elk Mountains 12,168 ft
3709 m
2,582 ft
787 m
4.65 mi
7.49 km
36 Graham Peak[213][214][215] San Juan Mountains 12,536 ft
3821.1 m
2,551 ft
778 m
8.64 mi
13.90 km
37 Mount Antero[30][31][32][33] Sawatch Range 14,276 ft
4351.4 m
2,503 ft
763 m
17.67 mi
28.4 km
38 East Beckwith Mountain[216][217][218] West Elk Mountains 12,441 ft
3792.1 m
2,492 ft
760 m
6.24 mi
10.05 km
39 Chair Mountain[219][220][221] Elk Mountains 12,727 ft
3879.1 m
2,461 ft
750 m
8.89 mi
14.30 km
40 Whetstone Mountain[222][223][224] West Elk Mountains 12,527 ft
3818.1 m
2,456 ft
749 m
9.39 mi
15.11 km
41 Bison Peak[225][226][227][228] Tarryall Mountains 12,432 ft
3789.4 m
2,451 ft
747 m
18.23 mi
29.3 km
42 South River Peak[161][162][163] San Juan Mountains 13,154 ft
4009.4 m
2,448 ft
746 m
21.1 mi
34.0 km
43 Black Mountain[229][230][231] Elkhead Mountains 10,865 ft
3312 m
2,440 ft
744 m
16.40 mi
26.4 km
44 Mount Guero[232][233][234] West Elk Mountains 12,058 ft
3675.4 m
2,432 ft
741 m
6.38 mi
10.27 km
45 Hagues Peak[114][115][116][117] Mummy Range 13,573 ft
4137 m
2,420 ft
738 m
15.92 mi
25.6 km
46 Antora Peak[144][145] Sawatch Range 13,275 ft
4046 m
2,409 ft
734 m
6.75 mi
10.86 km
47 Bushnell Peak[235][236][237] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 13,110 ft
3995.8 m
2,405 ft
733 m
11.07 mi
17.82 km
48 Zenobia Peak[238][239][240] Uinta Mountains 9,022 ft
2750.0 m
2,395 ft
730 m
22.8 mi
36.7 km
49 East Spanish Peak[241][242][243][244] Spanish Peaks 12,688 ft
3867 m
2,383 ft
726 m
4.21 mi
6.78 km
50 Castle Peak[22][23][24][25] Elk Mountains 14,279 ft
4352.2 m
2,365 ft
721 m
20.9 mi
33.6 km

Most isolated major summits

The following sortable table lists the 50 most topographically isolated Colorado mountain peaks with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence.

The 50 most isolated Colorado summits with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5] Sawatch Range 14,440 ft
4401.2 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
2 Blanca Peak[6][7][8] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,351 ft
4374 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
3 Uncompahgre Peak[11][12][13][14] San Juan Mountains 14,321 ft
4365.0 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.0 mi
136.8 km
4 Pikes Peak[61][62][63][64] Front Range 14,115 ft
4302.31 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.6 mi
97.6 km
5 Longs Peak[38][39][40][41] Front Range 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
6 Flat Top Mountain[164][165][166][167] Flat Tops 12,361 ft
3767.7 m
4,054 ft
1236 m
40.8 mi
65.6 km
7 Summit Peak[138][139][140][141] San Juan Mountains 13,308 ft
4056.2 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.6 mi
63.7 km
8 Mount Zirkel[179][180][181] Park Range 12,185 ft
3714 m
3,470 ft
1058 m
37.7 mi
60.6 km
9 Culebra Peak[72][73][74] Culebra Range 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.4 mi
56.9 km
10 Ute Peak[168][169][170][171] Ute Mountain 9,984 ft
3043 m
4,039 ft
1231 m
34.3 mi
55.2 km
11 Mount Wilson[42][43][44] San Miguel Mountains 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.0 mi
53.1 km
12 Fishers Peak[245][246][247][248] Raton Mesa 9,633 ft
2936.2 m
1,847 ft
563 m
31.0 mi
49.9 km
13 Diamond Peak[194][195] Green River Basin 9,665 ft
2946 m
2,845 ft
867 m
29.7 mi
47.8 km
14 Crestone Peak[15][16][17] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,300 ft
4359 m
4,554 ft
1388 m
27.4 mi
44.0 km
15 San Luis Peak[75][76][77][78] La Garita Mountains 14,022 ft
4273.8 m
3,113 ft
949 m
26.9 mi
43.4 km
16 Windom Peak[65][66][67][68] Needle Mountains 14,093 ft
4296 m
2,187 ft
667 m
26.3 mi
42.4 km
17 Greenhorn Mountain[172][173][174][175] Wet Mountains 12,352 ft
3765.0 m
3,777 ft
1151 m
25.2 mi
40.6 km
18 Grays Peak[26][27][28][29] Front Range 14,278 ft
4352 m
2,770 ft
844 m
25.0 mi
40.2 km
19 Hesperus Mountain[148][149][150] La Plata Mountains 13,237 ft
4035 m
2,852 ft
869 m
24.5 mi
39.5 km
20 Piñon Mesa High Point[205][206] Uncompahgre Plateau 9,705 ft
2958 m
2,680 ft
817 m
23.7 mi
38.2 km
21 Zenobia Peak[238][239][240] Uinta Mountains 9,022 ft
2750.0 m
2,395 ft
730 m
22.8 mi
36.7 km
22 Mount Lincoln[18][19][20][21] Mosquito Range 14,293 ft
4356.5 m
3,862 ft
1177 m
22.5 mi
36.2 km
23 Mount Powell[111][112][113] Gore Range 13,586 ft
4141 m
3,000 ft
914 m
21.5 mi
34.6 km
24 North Mamm Peak[182][183][184][185] Front Range 11,129 ft
3392.2 m
3,103 ft
946 m
21.2 mi
34.1 km
25 South River Peak[161][162][163] San Juan Mountains 13,154 ft
4009.4 m
2,448 ft
746 m
21.1 mi
34.0 km
26 Castle Peak[22][23][24][25] Elk Mountains 14,279 ft
4352.2 m
2,365 ft
721 m
20.9 mi
33.6 km
27 West Spanish Peak[108][109][110] Spanish Peaks 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
19.87 mi
32.0 km
28 Waugh Mountain[249][250][251] South Park Hills 11,716 ft
3571 m
2,330 ft
710 m
18.86 mi
30.4 km
29 Mount of the Holy Cross[79][80][81][82][83] Sawatch Range 14,011 ft
4270.5 m
2,113 ft
644 m
18.41 mi
29.6 km
30 Bison Peak[225][226][227][228] Tarryall Mountains 12,432 ft
3789.4 m
2,451 ft
747 m
18.23 mi
29.3 km
31 Crater Peak[252][253][254][255] Front Range 11,333 ft
3454.2 m
2,307 ft
703 m
17.98 mi
28.9 km
32 Sand Mountain North[256][257][258] Elkhead Mountains 10,884 ft
3317 m
2,179 ft
664 m
17.70 mi
28.5 km
33 Mount Antero[30][31][32][33] Sawatch Range 14,276 ft
4351.4 m
2,503 ft
763 m
17.67 mi
28.4 km
34 Bennett Peak[153][154] San Juan Mountains 13,209 ft
4026 m
1,743 ft
531 m
17.08 mi
27.5 km
35 Sawtooth Mountain[259][260][261] La Garita Mountains 12,153 ft
3704.2 m
1,927 ft
587 m
16.73 mi
26.9 km
36 Castle Peak[192][193] Sawatch Range 11,305 ft
3446 m
3,040 ft
927 m
16.70 mi
26.9 km
37 Clark Peak[196][197][198][199] Medicine Bow Mountains 12,954 ft
3948.4 m
2,771 ft
845 m
16.40 mi
26.4 km
Black Mountain[229][230][231] Elkhead Mountains 10,865 ft
3312 m
2,440 ft
744 m
16.40 mi
26.4 km
39 Hagues Peak[114][115][116][117] Mummy Range 13,573 ft
4137 m
2,420 ft
738 m
15.92 mi
25.6 km
40 Mount Sneffels[54][55][56][57] Sneffels Range 14,158 ft
4315.4 m
3,050 ft
930 m
15.71 mi
25.3 km
41 North Arapaho Peak[122][123][124][125] Front Range 13,508 ft
4117 m
1,665 ft
507 m
15.38 mi
24.8 km
42 Mount Harvard[262][263][264][265] Sawatch Range 14,421 ft
4395.6 m
2,360 ft
719 m
14.92 mi
24.0 km
43 Mount Mestas[266][267] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 11,574 ft
3528 m
2,229 ft
679 m
14.47 mi
23.3 km
44 West Elk Peak[186][187][188][189] West Elk Mountains 13,042 ft
3975.2 m
3,095 ft
943 m
13.78 mi
22.2 km
45 Tanks Peak[268][269][270] Uinta Mountains 8,726 ft
2660 m
2,247 ft
685 m
13.66 mi
22.0 km
46 Mount Ouray[87][88][89][90] Sawatch Range 13,961 ft
4255.4 m
2,659 ft
810 m
13.58 mi
21.9 km
47 Horse Mountain[271][272] San Juan Mountains 9,952 ft
3033 m
1,887 ft
575 m
13.06 mi
21.0 km
48 Mount Gunnison[176][177][178] West Elk Mountains 12,725 ft
3878.7 m
3,539 ft
1079 m
11.84 mi
19.05 km
49 Blair Mountain[273][274][275] White River Plateau 11,465 ft
3495 m
1,736 ft
529 m
11.50 mi
18.50 km
50 Handies Peak[69][70][71] San Juan Mountains 14,058 ft
4284.8 m
1,908 ft
582 m
11.18 mi
18.00 km

Easternmost prominent summits

The following sortable table lists progressively the easternmost summits of their respective elevation in the Rocky Mountains and the United States.

The easternmost high summits of the Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
7 Fishers Peak[245][246][247][248] Raton Mesa 9,633 ft
2936.2 m
1,847 ft
563 m
31.0 mi
49.9 km
6 East Spanish Peak[241][242][243][244] Spanish Peaks 12,688 ft
3867 m
2,383 ft
726 m
4.21 mi
6.78 km
5 West Spanish Peak[108][109][110] Spanish Peaks 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
19.87 mi
32.0 km
4 Pikes Peak[61][62][63][64] Front Range 14,115 ft
4302.31 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.6 mi
97.6 km
3 Blanca Peak[6][7][8] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,351 ft
4374 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
2 Mount Harvard[262][263][264][265] Sawatch Range 14,421 ft
4395.6 m
2,360 ft
719 m
14.92 mi
24.0 km
1 Mount Elbert[2][3][4][5] Sawatch Range 14,440 ft
4401.2 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ This list of the 55 major 4000 meter summits of Colorado includes 30 peaks with more than 500 meters of topographic prominence but less than 4267 meters in elevation: Grizzly Peak, Mount Ouray, Vermilion Peak, Mount Silverheels, Rio Grande Pyramid, Bald Mountain, Mount Oso, Mount Jackson, Bard Peak, West Spanish Peak, Mount Powell, Hagues Peak, Tower Mountain, Treasure Mountain, North Arapaho Peak, Parry Peak, Bill Williams Peak, Sultan Mountain, Mount Herard, West Buffalo Peak, Summit Peak, Middle Peak, Antora Peak, Henry Mountain, Hesperus Mountain, Jacque Peak, Bennett Peak, Conejos Peak, Twilight Peak, and South River Peak.

    The list of the 53 Colorado fourteeners includes 28 peaks with over 14,000 feet of elevation but less than 1640 feet of topographic prominence: Torreys Peak, Quandary Peak, Mount Shavano, Mount Belford, Crestone Needle, Mount Bross, Kit Carson Mountain, Tabeguache Peak, Mount Oxford, Mount Democrat, Snowmass Mountain, Windom Peak, Challenger Point, Mount Columbia, Missouri Mountain, Humboldt Peak, Mount Bierstadt, Sunlight Peak, Ellingwood Point, Mount Lindsey, Little Bear Peak, Mount Sherman, Redcloud Peak, Pyramid Peak, Wilson Peak, Wetterhorn Peak, Huron Peak, and Sunshine Peak.

    The first 25 summits on this list are included on both lists: Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, Mount Harvard, Blanca Peak, La Plata Peak, Uncompahgre Peak, Crestone Peak, Mount Lincoln, Castle Peak, Grays Peak, Mount Antero, Mount Evans, Longs Peak, Mount Wilson, Mount Princeton, Mount Yale, Maroon Peak, Mount Sneffels, Capitol Peak, Pikes Peak, Mount Eolus, Handies Peak, Culebra Peak, San Luis Peak, and Mount of the Holy Cross.
  2. ^ The summit of Mount Harvard is the highest point of the Collegiate Peaks.
  3. ^
  4. ^ The elevation of Mount Harvard includes an adjustment of +2.084 m (+6.84 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  5. ^
  6. ^ The summit of Blanca Peak is the highest point of the Sierra Blanca Massif and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
  7. ^ The elevation of Blanca Peak includes an adjustment of +1.755 m (+5.76 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  8. ^
  9. ^ The elevation of La Plata Peak includes an adjustment of +1.983 m (+6.51 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  10. ^
  11. ^ The summit of Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point of the San Juan Mountains.
  12. ^
  13. ^ The elevation of Uncompahgre Peak includes an adjustment of +1.967 m (+6.45 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  14. ^
  15. ^ The summit of Crestone Peak is the highest point of the northern Sangre de Cristo Range.
  16. ^ The elevation of Crestone Peak includes an adjustment of +1.760 m (+5.77 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  17. ^

External links

  • National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    • NGS Datasheets
    • NGVD 29 to NAVD 88 online elevation converter @ NGS
    • Geodetic Glossary @ NGS
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Colorado Geological Survey
  • Rocky Mountains @ peakbagger.com
    • Southern Rocky Mountains @ peakbagger.com
  • World Mountain Encyclopedia @ peakware.com
  • peaklist.org
  • summitpost.org
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