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Colorado Fourteeners

Maroon Bells from Pyramid Peak

Maroon Bells from Pyramid Peak

There are 53 Colorado peaks with an elevation of 14000 feet or more and having at least 280 feet of prominence (rising 280 feet above any saddle connecting it to anything higher). Additional peaks that are often climbed with these peaks are included in the tables below.

After completing our goal of climbing the California Fourteeners, I joined Keith Garlinghouse hiking and climbing several Colorado Fourteeners. Keith was raised in Colorado, still had family there, and subsequently completed climbing all of the Colorado Fourteeners.

Due to the number of these peaks and their distance from my home in Oregon I don't expect to visit them all. Even so, these peaks have already provided me many scenic and memorable explorations of the mountains of Colorado.

The Peaks

Colorado Fourteeners - Sawatch Range
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
1 Mount Elbert 14433 9073 670.6 1991
2 Mount Massive 14421 1941 5.1 2011
3 Mount Harvard 14420 2340 14.9 2011
5 La Plata Peak 14336 1816 6.2 2011
10 Mount Antero 14269 2503 17.7 2009
17 Mount Shavano 14229 1619 3.8 2009
18 Mount Princeton 14197 2157 5.2 2009
18 Mount Belford 14197 1317 3.3  
21 Mount Yale 14196 1317 5.5 2009
25 Tabeguache Peak 14155 435 0.8 2009
26 Mount Oxford 14153 633 1.2  
35 Mount Columbia 14073 873 1.6 2011
36 Missouri Mountain 14067 827 1.3 2008
51 Mount of the Holy Cross 14005 2111 18.4  
52 Huron Peak 14003 1403 3.2 2008
           

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Colorado Fourteeners - Sangre de Cristo Range
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
4 Blanca Peak 14345 5326 103.4 1982
7 Crestone Peak 14294 4534 27.4  
18 Crestone Needle 14197 437 0.4  
23 Kit Carson Peak 14165 1005 1.3  
34 Challenger Point 14081 281 0.2  
37 Humboldt Peak 14064 1184 1.4  
41 Culebra Peak 14047 4807 35.4  
42 Mount Lindsey 14042 1522 2.2  
42 Ellingwood Point 14042 322 0.5  
44 Little Bear Peak 14037 357 0.9  
           

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Colorado Fourteeners - San Juan Mountains
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
6 Uncompahgre Peak 14309 4277 85.0 2010
16 Mount Wilson 14246 4024 33.0  
cmc El Diente Peak 14159 239 0.7  
27 Mount Sneffels 14150 3030 15.7 2013
32 Windom Peak 14087 2167 26.3  
33 Mount Eolus 14084 1004 1.7  
39 Sunlight Peak 14059 379 0.5  
40 Handies Peak 14048 1888 11.1 2010
- North Eolus 14039 159 0.2  
46 Redcloud Peak 14034 1436 4.9 2010
48 Wilson Peak 14017 857 1.4 2013
49 Wetterhorn Peak 14015 1615 2.7 2010
50 San Luis Peak 14014 3113 27.0  
53 Sunshine Peak 14001 481 1.3 2010
           
cmc CMC Fourteener; < 280 feet of prominence
- < 280 feet of prominence

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Colorado Fourteeners - Tenmile and Mosquito Ranges
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
8 Mount Lincoln 14286 3862 22.5 2014
12 Quandary Peak 14265 1105 3.2 2012
- Mount Cameron 14238 118 0.5 2014
22 Mount Bross 14172 292 0.9 2014
28 Mount Democrat 14148 748 1.2 2012
45 Mount Sherman 14036 850 8.0 2011
           
- < 280 feet of prominence

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Colorado Fourteeners - Front Range
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
9 Grays Peak 14270 2750 25.0 2012
11 Torreys Peak 14267 560 0.7 2012
14 Mount Evans 14264 2744 9.8 2014
15 Longs Peak 14255 2940 43.6 1982
30 Pikes Peak 14110 5510 60.6 2017
38 Mount Bierstadt 14060 700 1.0 2014
           

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Colorado Fourteeners - Elk Mountains
Rank Peak Elevation
(feet)
Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Year
12 Castle Peak 14265 2345 20.9  
24 Maroon Peak 14156 2316 8.0 2008
29 Capitol Peak 14130 1730 7.4  
31 Snowmass Mountain 14092 1132 2.3  
- Conundrum Peak 14040+ 200 0.4  
47 Pyramid Peak 14018 1618 2.1 2008
cmc North Maroon Peak 14014 214 0.4  
           
cmc CMC Fourteener; < 280 feet of prominence
- < 280 feet of prominence

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Map

climbed = Peaks climbed   unclimbed = Next   unclimbed = No Plans

Individual Story

View from the top: Keith Garlinghouse fulfills quest to summit the ‘14ers’

General Information

14ers.com
14erworld.com
fourteeners.org
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners
Colorado Toponymy
Cielo Vista Ranch Climbing (Culebra)

References

  1. Gerry Roach, Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs, Second Edition, Fulcrum Publishing, 1999.
  2. Dawson, Louis W. II, Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks, 1999
  3. Dawson, Louis W. II, Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 2, the Southern Peaks, 1999

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