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John Drew Mitchler first recorded a visit to all the Colorado county highpoints
in September 1996. In 2003, 14 people had completed this list. For information
on the summits in this list, see John Mitchler and Dave Covill’s guidebook
Hiking Colorado’s Summits Click for Mitchler and Covill's guide to Colorado's County Summits

Colorado’s County Highpoints

Colorado’s Most Prominent County Summits
Prominence explained

– Sorted by elevation of the county highpoints.
– If a county’s prom peak is different, it appears below the Highpoint.
– To sort by Prominence, click on the Rank Prom column heading.

Rank explained    Notes
Rank
Elev
Elev
feet
Rank
Prom
Prom
feet
County Summit Name Proximate Parent Iso
miles
Quadrangle Rg N Lat
Deg
W Lon
Deg
G J
E1 14,433 P1 9,093 Lake Elbert, Mount Whitney, Mount CA 669.95 Mount Elbert SW 39.1178 106.4451 5 17
E2 14,420   2,360 Chaffee Harvard, Mount Elbert, Mount 14.96 Mount Harvard SW 38.9244 106.3205 2 2
  13,971 P28 2,671 Chaffee Ouray, Mount Shavano, Mount 13.61 Mount Ouray SW 38.4228 106.2249 2 3
E3
E3
14,345 P3
P3
5,326 Alamosa
Costilla
Blanca Peak Harvard, Mount 103.61 Blanca Peak SC 37.5777 105.4855 5 3
E5 14,340   0 Huerfano Huerfano County Highpoint Blanca Peak 0.01 Blanca Peak SC 37.5778 105.4854 5 3
  12,347 P11 3,768 Huerfano Greenhorn Mountain A Point 12,925 25.55 San Isabel WE 37.8814 105.0133 2 2
E6 14,309 P6 4,242 Hinsdale Uncompahgre Peak La Plata Peak
Harvard, Mount
85.16
85.38
Uncompahgre Peak SJ 38.0716 107.4621 3 2
E7 14,294 P5 4,554 Saguache Crestone Peak Blanca Peak 27.46 Crestone Peak SC 37.9667 105.5853 2 2
E8 14,286 P10 3,862 Park Lincoln, Mount A Massive, Mount 22.57 Alma TM 39.3514 106.1112 5 5
E9
E9
14,270 P24
 
2,770 Clear Creek
Summit
Grays Peak Lincoln, Mount A 25.05 Grays Peak FR 39.6338 105.8175 11 15
  13,58 P20 3,000 Summit Powell, Mount Holy Cross, Mount of the 21.63 Mount Powell GO 39.7600 106.3408 1 1
E11
E11
14,265   2,365 Gunnison
Pitkin
Castle Peak A La Plata Peak 20.91 Hayden Peak EL 39.0097 106.8612 2 1
  12,719 P14 3,549 Gunnison Gunnison, Mount Point 12,809 10.89 Minnesota Pass EL 38.8120 107.3825 1 1
  11,852 P17 3,072 Pitkin Huntsman Ridge “The Cleaver” 9.95 Placita EL 39.1920 107.3666 1 1
E13 14,255 P21 2,940 Boulder Longs Peak Torreys Peak 43.74 Longs Peak FR 40.2550 105.6152 19 5
E14 14,246 P9 4,024 Dolores Wilson, Mount Uncompahgre Peak 33.05 Mount Wilson SJ 37.8391 107.9915 3 1
E15 14,260   80 Custer “East Crestone” Crestone Peak 0.08 Crestone Peak SC 37.9672 105.5840 2 1
  10,402 P40 1,502 Custer Hardscrabble Mountain Arkansas Mountain 6.22 Hardscrabble Mountain WE 38.1917 105.1962    
E16 14,150 P18 3,050 Ouray Sneffels, Mount Wilson, Mount 15.74 Mount Sneffels SJ 38.0036 107.7923 5 2
E17 14,110 P2 5,530 El Paso Pikes Peak Evans, Mount 60.88 Pikes Peak 20 FR 38.8406 105.0444 4 3
E18 14,087 P35 2,187 La Plata Windom Peak Wilson, Mount 26.55 Columbine Pass SJ 37.6212 107.5919 4 2
E19 14,017   877 San Miguel Wilson Peak Wilson, Mount 1.51 Mount Wilson SJ 37.8603 107.9847 4 2
  12,613 P34 2,273 San Miguel Lone Cone Dunn Peak 7.62 Lone Cone SJ 37.8879 108.2555 2 1
E20 14,005   2,105 Eagle Holy Cross, Mount of the Lincoln, Mount A 21.3 Mount of the Holy Cross SW 39.4668 106.4817 3 2
  11,300 P19 3,040 Eagle Castle Peak Cottonwood Peak 16.73 Castle Peak SW 39.7721 106.8305    
E21 13,895   1,515 Mineral “Phoenix Peak” San Luis Peak 4.98 Halfmoon Pass SJ 37.9363 106.8663 1 3
  13,148 P29 2,448 Mineral South River Peak Montezuma Peak 21.15 South River Peak SJ 37.5741 106.9817 1 1
E22 13,894   2,105 San Juan Vermilion Peak Gladstone Peak 9.07 Ophir SJ 37.7994 107.8285 2 2
  13,158 P32 2,338 San Juan Twilight Peak Pigeon Peak 4.91 Snowdon Peak SJ 37.6629 107.7271 1 1
E23 13,626 P13 3,685 Las Animas West Spanish Peak Culebra Peak 20.47 Spanish Peaks SC 37.3756 104.9935 2 1
E24 13,560   2,420 Larimer Hagues Peak Longs Peak 15.96 Trail Ridge FR 40.4845 105.6463 3 4
  12,951 P23 2,771 Larimer Clark Peak B Ypsilon Mountain 16.67 Clark Peak FR 40.6067 105.9300 2 3
E25 13,553   1,563 Grand Pettingell Peak Parnassus, Mount 4.40 Loveland Pass FR 39.7287 105.9047 1 6
  12,951 P26 2,691 Grand Richthofen, Mount Ypsilon Mountain 11.28 Mount Richthofen FR 40.4694 105.8950 1 2
E26 13,300 P25 2,760 Archuleta Summit Peak “Phoenix Peak” 41.56 Summit Peak SJ 37.3506 106.6968 2 1
E27 13,294   714 Gilpin James Peak Parry Peak 1.56 Empire FR 39.8519 105.6901 7 13
  10,540 P41 1,480 Gilpin Thorodin Mountain Dakota Hill 6.75 Tungsten FR 39.8845 105.4281 2 1
E28 13,232   2,852 Montezuma Hesperus Mountain Grizzly Peak 24.86 La Plata SJ 37.4450 108.0889 2 1
  9,979 P8 4,039 Montezuma Ute Peak Red Arrow Dome 35.19 Battle Rock SJ 37.2839 108.7786 1  
E29 13,203 P38 1,743 Rio Grande Bennett Peak Summit Peak 17.11 Jasper SJ 37.4833 106.4340 2 1
E30 13,172 P36 1,912 Conejos Conejos Peak Summit Peak 8.14 Platoro SJ 37.2887 106.5709 1 1
E31 13,105 P30 2,405 Fremont Bushnell Peak Cottonwood Peak 11.11 Bushnell Peak SC 38.3413 105.8892 1 2
E32 13,070   140 Teller “Devils Playground Peak” Pikes Peak 2.15 Pikes Peak 20 FR 38.8641 105.0706 2 1
  12,367 P43 1,317 Teller Almagre Mountain Sheep Mountain 3.30 Manitou Springs FR 38.7913 104.9935 1 3
E33
E33
12,951
12,951
  2,771
2,691
Jackson Clark Peak B
Richthofen, Mount
Ypsilon Mountain
Ypsilon Mountain
16.67
11.28
Clark Peak
Mount Richthofen
FR
FR
40.6067
40.4694
105.9300
105.8950
2
1
3
2
  12,180 P15 3,470 Jackson Zirkel, Mount North Rawah Peak 38.02 Mount Zirkel PK 40.8314 106.6631 1 1
E34 12,354 P7 4,054 Garfield Flat Top Mountain Meridian Peak 40.80 Orno Peak FT 40.0146 107.0833 1 1
E35 12,347 P11 3,768 Pueblo Greenhorn Mountain A Point 12,925 25.55 San Isabel WE 37.8814 105.0133 2 2
E36 12,180 P15 3,470 Routt Zirkel, Mount North Rawah Peak 38.02 Mount Zirkel PK 40.8314 106.6631 1 1
E37 12,027   127 Rio Blanco “Northwest Orno” Orno Peak 1.97 Devils Causeway FT 40.0938 107.1306 1 1
  10,848 P31 2,348 Rio Blanco Sleepy Cat Peak Sand Peak 8.22 Sleepy Cat Peak FT 40.1275 107.5338    
E38 11,589   929 Jefferson Buffalo Peak Windy Peak 4.26 Green Mountain FR 39.2755 105.3681 2 4
  10,421 P37 1,859 Jefferson Green Mountain Buffalo Peak 4.18 Green Mountain FR 39.3052 105.3001 2 3
E39 11,453   433 Montrose Castle Rock Cimarron Ridge North 2.98 Buckhorn Lakes SJ 38.3095 107.6330 2 2
  9,716 P39 1,736 Montrose Poverty Mesa Castle Rock 11.31 Cimarron SJ 38.4726 107.6189 1 1
E40 11,396   1,616 Delta Lamborn, Mount Coal Mountain 2.38 Paonia EL 38.8029 107.5227 1 1
  11,327 P33 2,307 Delta Crater Peak Lamborn, Mount 18.02 Chalk Mmountain EL 39.0395 107.6627 2 1
E41 11,236   776 Mesa Leon Peak Hatten, Mount 9.03 Leon Peak GM 39.0794 107.8440 2 1
  9,700 P27 2,680 Mesa Piņon Mesa Highpoint Point 9,868 26.44 Fish Creek GM 38.8261 108.7717 1 1
E42 10,860   2,440 Moffat Black Mountain “McFaddin Peak” 16.37 Buck Point PK 40.7833 107.3690 1 1
  9,660 P22 2,845 Moffat Diamond Peak Lena, Mount 30.27 Beaver Basin PK 40.9504 108.8782    
E43 9,836 P42 1,376 Douglas Thunder Butte Point 10,654 10.29 Westcreek FR 39.1717 105.1975 2 4
E44 7,370   0 Elbert “Elbert Rock” Point 7,675 10.03 Cherry Valley School 20 GP 39.1309 104.6379 1 1
  7,150 P47 320 Elbert Point 7,150 Point 7,190 1.53 Bijou Basin GP 39.1292 104.4208    
E45 6,385   90 Weld “Bison Butte” Point 6,740 17.56 Carr East 10 GP 40.9890 104.8366 1 1
  5,575 P48 310 Weld Tower Benchmark Point 6,740 55.41 Grover NE GP 40.9120 104.0900    
E46 6,215   20 Arapahoe “Smoky Hill Ridge” Wildcat Mountain 21.68 Piney Creek 10 GP 39.5736 104.6796 1 1
  5,250 P59 100 Arapahoe “Noonen Hill” Poison Springs Hill 2.79 Noonen Reservoir GP 39.7254 103.9247    
E47 5,970   0 Lincoln Lincoln County Highpoint Holcolm Hills 16.96 Rush 20 GP 38.8660 104.0552 2 1
  5,385 P52 195 Lincoln Republican Benchmark Matheson Hill 9.18 Clifford GP 39.0993 103.2545    
E48 5,845   0 Broomfield “Rocky Flats” Eldorado Mountain 6.85 Louisville 10 GP 39.9106 105.1654 6 1
  5,465 P60 90 Broomfield Knoll Benchmark South Boulder Peak 14.25 Lafayette 10 GP 39.9744 105.0322 1  
E49 5,685   0 Denver “Kipling and Belleview” Point 6,482 3.09 Fort Logan 10 GP 39.6265 105.1097 2 1
  5,415 P63 60 Denver Inspiration Point South Table Mountain 8.17 Arvada GP 39.7869 105.0592 1  
E50 5,665   0 Adams “DIA Ridge” Green Mountain 27.34 Denver Intnl Airport 10 GP 39.7501 104.6679 2 1
  5,575 P57 130 Adams “Hyland Hill” “Rocky Flats” 7.39 Lafayette 10 GP 39.8797 105.0326    
E51 5,430   0 Washington “Presidents Hill” Cedar Point 18.77 Lusto Springs 20 GP 39.5664 103.5583 2 1
  4,735 P55 140 Washington Fremont Butte Tower Benchmark 61.54 Fremont Butte GP 40.2491 103.3087    
E52 5,295   0 Kit Carson “Bledsoe Windmill” Cedar Point 40.47 Bledsoe Ranch 10 GP 39.0589 103.1619 1 1
  4,652 P64 57 Kit Carson Landsman Hill Cedar Point 71.38 Landsman Hill GP 38.9473 102.5874    
E53 5,290   0 Baca Baca County Highpoint Carrizo Mountain 1.20 Carrizo Mountain 20 GP 37.1781 103.0864 1 1
  4,790 P45 340 Baca Point 4,790 Point 4,831 1.26 Big Hole Canyon GP 37.0047 102.9887    
E54 5,270   0 Otero “Dry Bluff” Big Arroyo Hills 16.58 Delhi 20 GP 37.7130 104.0589 1 1
  4,523 P50 253 Otero Otero County Prom Point Point 4,770 4.25 Corbin Canyon GP 37.7471 103.4216    
E55 5,255   0 Cheyenne “Bledsoe Ranch Road” Cedar Point 41.22 Bledsoe Ranch 10 GP 39.0379 103.1630 1 1
  4,595 P54 160 Cheyenne “Firstview Hill” Landsman Hill 7.72 Firstview 10 GP 38.8229 102.5423    
E56 5,225   0 Crowley “Schubert Hill” Holcolm Hills 36.50 Truckton SE 10 GP 38.5199 104.0425 1 1
  4,415 P55 140 Crowley Sugar Benchmark Point 4,523 10.37 Sugar City GP 38.5199 104.0425    
E57 4,945   0 Logan “State Line Bluffs” Tower Benchmark 27.63 Dipper Spring 10 GP 40.9987 103.5737 2 1
  4,675 P49 290 Logan Logan County Prom Point Tower Benchmark 60.07 Buffalo Springs Ranch NE GP 40.4796 103.0966    
E58 4,935   25 Morgan Shannon Benchmark Tower Benchmark 28.74 Sunken Lake 10 GP 40.4975 104.0523 2 1
  4,815 P62 80 Morgan Fry Hill Tower Benchmark 37.80 Judson Hills GP 40.3901 103.8762    
E59 4,855 P46 325 Bent “San Jose Ranch Mesa” Point 4,930 5.33 Corbin Canyon 20 GP 37.6665 103.3808 1 1
E60 4,711 P44 356 Prowers Two Buttes Lone Mesa 40.95 Two Buttes Reservoir 10 GP 37.6595 102.5421 2 1
E61 4,695   10 Kiowa “Selenite Bluff” Point 4,770 58.23 Bluff Spring 10 GP 38.5187 103.2662 1 1
  4,042 P58 107 Kiowa Nee Benchmark Sheridan Hill 22.98 Neenoshe Reservoir GP 38.2677 102.7189    
E62 4,445   0 Yuma “Yuma Corner” Cedar Point 55.05 Cope SE 10 GP 39.5680 102.8026 2 1
  4,070 P53 185 Yuma Old Baldy Tower Benchmark 94.23 Old Baldy GP 40.3406 102.4605    
E63 4,125   0 Sedgwick “Sand Hills” Tower Benchmark 75.79 Tamarack Ranch 10 GP 40.7853 102.6512 1 1
  3,795 P60 90 Sedgwick “Julesburg Peaks” Deuel County NE Highpoint 9.17 Julesburg Reservoir 10 GP 40.9286 102.6336    
E64 4,125   0 Phillips Phillips County Highpoint Tower Benchmark 78.89 Rockland 10 GP 40.5449 102.6651 1 1
  4,028 P51 203 Phillips Fiddler Peak Tower Benchmark 94.80 Fiddler Peak GP 40.4744 102.3771    

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our Colorado county highpoint climbs
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 159 ascents; 64/64 counties overall; 43 twice or more
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 144 ascents; 64/64 counties overall; 28 twice or more
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 7/22/17: 303 ascents

  2. There are 61 summits on this list representing 64 counties.

  3. In this list, Rank by Elevation is in the first column, and Rank by Prominence is in the second column.

  4. All maps listed are USGS 7.5 minute quads unless otherwise indicated.
    The summit quad listed shows the highpoint, and its contour interval is 40 feet unless otherwise indicated.

  5. The datum for the Latitude and Longitude is WGS84.

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