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For more information about this wonderful mountain playground,
see Gerry’s book, Colorado’s Indian Peaks.

Colorado’s Indian Peaks region summits

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
IPR
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
  Summit Name Parent Iso
miles
  Quadrangle Rg Sg G J
1 13,502 1,665   North Arapaho Pk Chiefs Head Pk 15.45   Monarch Lake FR IP
BW
6 2
2 13,441 1,101   Apache Pk North Arapaho Pk 2.21   Monarch Lake FR IP 4 2
3 13,409 309   Navajo Pk A Apache Pk 0.43   Monarch Lake FR IP 5 1
  13,397 97   South Arapaho Pk North Arapaho Pk 0.47   Monarch Lake FR IP
BW
9 4
4 13,391 1,720   Parry Pk A Bard Pk 9.47   Empire FR JP 2 7
5 13,294 714   James Pk Parry Pk A 1.56   Empire FR JP 7 12
6 13,276 736   Kiowa Pk Navajo Pk A 1.23   Ward FR BW 2 2
  13,250 253   Bancroft, Mt Parry Pk A 0.70   Empire FR JP 2 6
7 13,223 843   Audubon, Mt Apache Pk 3.36   Ward FR IP 8 10
8 13,150 570   Arikaree Pk Navajo Pk A
Kiowa Pk
0.62
0.8
  Monarch Lake FR BW 2 1
9 13,146 686   Flora, Mt Parry Pk A 2.60   Empire FR JP 2 5
  13,140 40   “Dicker’s Peck” Navajo Pk A 0.06   Monarch Lake FR IP 1  
10 13,138 718   Ogalalla Pk Copeland Mtn 1.36   Isolation Pk FR IP
RM
3 2
11 13,130 430   Eva, Mt Parry Pk A 0.78   Empire FR JP 2 4
12 13,088 468   Paiute Pk Audubon, Mt 0.89   Monarch Lake FR IP 4 2
13 13,038 338   “Old Baldy” North Arapaho Pk 0.93   Monarch Lake FR BW 3 2
  13,023 163   Niwot Ridge Navajo Pk A 0.61   Monarch Lake FR BW 1  
14 12,979 439   Toll, Mt Paiute Pk
Apache Pk
0.66
 
  Monarch Lake FR IP 3 2
15 12,967 347   Shoshoni Pk Apache Pk 0.88   Monarch Lake FR IP 2 3
S1 12,945 285   “Ooh La La!” Ogalalla Pk 0.60   Isolation Pk FR IP 1 1
16 12,943 403   Pawnee Pk Toll, Mt
Shoshoni Pk
0.49
 
  Monarch Lake FR IP 4 3
17 12,923 1,023   Jasper, Mt North Arapaho Pk 2.80   East Portal FR IP 5 3
  12,889 149   Breckinridge Pk Flora, Mt 0.74   Empire FR JP 1 4
  12,884 144   Witter Pk Eva, Mt 0.93   Empire FR JP 1 2
  12,876 136   George, Mt Apache Pk 0.39   Monarch Lake FR IP 1  
18 12,848 468   Elk Tooth Ogalalla Pk 0.66   Isolation Pk FR IP
RM
2 1
  12,820 240   “Deshawa” North Arapaho Pk 0.71   Monarch Lake FR BW 1  
19 12,814 474   Neva, Mt Jasper, Mt 0.89   Monarch Lake FR IP 3 2
S2 12,799 299   “Iroquois” Apache Pk 0.68   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
20 12,780 520   “Hopi” Apache Pk 1.29   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
  12,706 126   “Notabon, Mt” Audubon, Mt 0.61   Ward FR IP 2 1
21 12,660 360   PT 12,660 A Jasper, Mt 0.83   East Portal FR IP 3 1
  12,649 229   Achonee, Mt “Hopi” 0.65   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
22 12,609 389   Albion, Mt Kiowa Pk 0.73   Ward FR BW 1 1
23 12,574 434   “Algonquin” Paiute Pk 0.93   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
24 12,493 353   Colorado Mines Pk Flora, Mt 1.62   Berthoud Pass FR   3 1
  12,466 126   Little Pawnee Pk Pawnee Pk 0.61   Ward FR IP 2  
25 12,395 895   Hiamovi Mtn Ogalalla Pk 1.7   Isolation Pk FR IP 2 1
26 12,391 451   “Red Deer Mtn” “Algonquin” 1.9   Isolation Pk FR IP 1 1
27 12,383 636   “Skyscraper Pk” PT 12,660 A 1.6   East Portal FR IP 3 3
28 12,375 595   Watanga Mtn Hiamovi Mtn 1.2   Isolation Pk FR IP
RM
1 3
  12,310 10   Caribou BM “Old Baldy” 1.4   Ward FR IP
BW
2 2
29 12,304 364   Sawtooth Mtn B “Red Deer Mtn” 0.9   Allenspark FR IP 2 3
30 12,300 394   “Quarter to 5 Pk” North Arapaho Pk 1.0   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
31 12,296 436   Cooper Pk Hiamovi Mtn 1.3   Isolation Pk FR IP 2 1
S3 12,277 297   PT 12,277 “Red Deer Mtn” 0.7   Isolation Pk FR IP 1  
32 12,251 391   “Heartbeat Pk” James Pk 2.1   East Portal FR JP 2 1
  12,244 144   Cone Mtn Colorado Mines Pk 1.5   Empire FR JP 1 3
33 12,220 320   “Hiamovi Tower” Hiamovi Mtn 0.4   Isolation Pk FR IP 1 1
34 12,162 902   Saint Vrain Mtn “Red Deer Mtn” 2.8   Allenspark FR IP
RM
3 7
  12,147 247   Kingston Pk James Pk 2.1   Empire FR JP 4 2
35 12,130 350   “Cherokee” “Hopi” 1.2   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
36 12,121 301   Adams, Mt B Watanga Mtn 1.5   Isolation Pk FR RM 1 2
37 12,113 373   “Blackfoot” Paiute Pk 1.2   Monarch Lake FR IP 1 1
  12,110 250   “Sprint Pk” “Heartbeat Pk” 1.7   East Portal FR JP 1  
  12,100 40   Devils Thumb A PT 12,660 A 0.3   East Portal FR IP 3  
  12,072 212   “Beacon Pk” “Heartbeat Pk” 2.7   East Portal FR JP 3 1
  12,060 120   “Achonee Tower” “Cherokee” 0.4   Monarch Lake FR IP    
38 12,041 461   Marten Pk Cooper Pk 0.7   Isolation Pk FR IP 3 2
  12,020 200   “Gilbo Pk” “Skyscraper Pk” 1.9   East Portal FR JP 2 1
  11,979 199   Satanta Pk Neva, Mt 1.3   Monarch Lake FR IP 2 1
39 11,957 617   Twin Pks D Adams, Mt 1.7   Shadow Mtn FR IP
RM
1 1
  11,940 40   Lone Eagle Pk “Hopi” 0.9   Monarch Lake FR IP 2  
  11,940 40   Twin Pks D Northwest Twin Pks D 0.1   Shadow Mtn FR IP
RM
1 1
40 11,938 318   Thunderbolt Pk “Blackfoot” 0.9   Monarch Lake FR IP 2 2
41 11,843 503   Epworth, Mt “Skyscraper Pk” 2.7   East Portal FR JP 1  
42 11,831 331   PT 11,831 Neva, Mt 1.0   Monarch Lake FR JP 1  
43 11,801 381   PT 11,801 PT 11,831 0.7   Monarch Lake FR JP 1  
  11,780 120   Haystack Mtn B James Pk 1.0   Empire FR JP 1 1
44 11,754 574   Irving Hale, Mt Hiamovi Mtn 1.9   Isolation Pk FR IP 1 2
45 11,721 301   “Roaring Pk” Adams, Mt 0.7   Isolation Pk FR IP
RM
1 1
46 11,632 412   Meadow Mtn B Saint Vrain Mtn 1.2   Allenspark FR IP
RM
3 10
47 11,580 400   “Coney Island” Sawtooth Mtn 0.5   Ward FR IP 1  
  11,534 154   Nebraska Hill “Heartbeat Pk” 2.5   East Portal FR JP 1 2
  11,471 91   Niwot Mtn Albion, Mt 3.7   Ward FR   3 1
48 11,361 301   “Martenette” Marten Pk 1.0   Isolation Pk FR IP 1 1
  11,340 40   Bald Mtn G “Old Baldy” 2.1   Nederland FR IP 4 2
  11,239 139   Yankee Hill James Pk 3.9   Central City FR   1 1
  11,220 120   Guinn Mtn “Skyscraper Pk” 2.2   East Portal FR IP 1  
  11,220 65   Woodland Mtn “Skyscraper Pk” 1.6   East Portal FR IP 1 1
49 10,948 408   Montana Mtn James Pk 4.9   Central City FR   1 1
50 10,929 709   Dakota Hill Montana Mtn 2.5   Central City FR   1  
  10,921 181   Fox Mtn James Pk 2.8   Empire FR   2 1
  10,900 120   Pile Hill Montana Mtn 1.4   Central City FR   1 1
  10,897 237   Oregon Hill Dakota Hill 0.7   Central City FR   1  
51 10,870 330   Colorado Mtn Montana Mtn 1.4   Nederland FR   2  
  10,860 80   Chittenden Mtn “Skyscraper Pk” 3.2   Nederland FR IP 2 1
52 10,854 554   PT 10,854 PT 11,831 3.0   Strawberry Lake FR      
  10,810 190   Bryan Mtn “Skyscraper Pk” 3.6   Nederland FR   2  
53 10,770 310   Klondike Mtn “Old Baldy” 3.2   Nederland FR   1 2
  10,749 129   Sheridan Hill Montana Mtn 2.6   Central City FR   1 1
  10,647 187   Red BM Flora, Mt 4.4   Empire FR   1 1
  10,636 56   California Mtn Colorado Mtn 0.5   Central City FR   1  
54 10,626 526   PT 10,626 PT 10,854 2.3   Strawberry Lake FR      
  10,618 78   Cum BM Montana Mtn 3.6   Empire FR   1 1
55 10,588 448   Lonesome Pk PT 10,626 1.7   Monarch Lake FR IP 1  
56 10,583 483   PT 10,583 Meadow Mtn B 3.0   Allenspark FR   1  
  10,542 162   Idaho Hill Montana Mtn 0.9   Central City FR   1  
  10,522 62   Baltimore Ridge Colorado Mtn 0.8   Nederland FR   1  
  10,508 168   Acoma, Mt Twin Pks D 1.8   Shadow Mtn FR IP
RM
1  
  10,502 122   Caribou Hill Klondike Mtn 0.8   Nederland FR   1 1
  10,500 20   Utah Hill Dakota Hill 0.7   Central City FR   1  
  10,420 20   Michigan Hill Dakota Hill 1.6   Central City FR   1  
  10,408 68   Mill BM James Pk 4.7   Empire FR      
  10,340 110   Arizona Mtn Montana Mtn 1.1   Central City FR   1  
  10,316 136   Red Elephant Hill Flora, Mt 5.1   Empire FR   1 1
S4 10,235 295   “Strawberry Pk” Lonesome Pk 2.1   Strawberry Lake FR      
  10,220 40   Mineral Mtn Klondike Mtn 1.6   Nederland FR   1  
57 10,004 743   “Granby Pk” Lonesome Pk 4.7   Strawberry Lake FR      

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our climbs in Colorado’s Indian Peaks region
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 124 ascents; 35/35 hard ranked; 3/3 soft ranked; 54/55 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 93 ascents; 33/35 hard ranked; 2/3 soft ranked; 44/55 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 3/17/08: 217 ascents

  2. There are 109 summits on this list, of which 57 are hard ranked and 4 are soft ranked.

  3. This list’s scope is all summits above 10,000 feet elevation in the greater Indian Peaks Wilderness region. The list’s area is bounded by the northern Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary and the 10,000-foot contour line to the east, south and west of the wilderness. I have listed three peaks that are just out of this area. Mount Adams is just north of the wilderness, but is commonly climbed from the Roaring Fork in the wilderness, so I include it on this list. Two peaks, “Strawberry Pk” and “Granby Pk,” have connecting saddles that are below 10,000 feet, but they are ranked summits with parents in the list area, so I include them for completeness. I do not include peaks west of Berthoud Pass.

  4. Roger Toll, superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park from 1921 to 1929, tried to no avail to get the Indian Peaks annexed to the Park. Congress first introduced bills in 1971 for the Indian Peaks to become a wilderness area. Congress finally designated the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area in 1978.

  5. This wilderness area covers nearly 75,000 acres, following the Continental Divide for nearly 16 miles in Colorado's Front Range, with the Rocky Mountain National Park as its northern border. The IPWA includes 7 peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation and the highest point is 13,502-foot North Arapaho Peak. A portion of the area, encompassing the headwaters of North Boulder Creek, is closed to the public as it is the City of Boulder watershed.

  6. You can get camping permits from the USFS District Office at 2140 Yarmouth Ave Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 541-2500, or at the Sulphur Ranger District, US Forest Service, 62429 US Highway 40, Granby, CO 80446. “Last Chance” permits are available at Coast to Coast Hardware in Nederland, Colorado.
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