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Colorado’s Retirement Range Summits

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
RT
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Proximate Parent
Line Parent if different
Iso
miles
Quadrangle Rg G J
1 12,431 2,451 Bison Peak Logan A, Mount
Point 12,567
19.18
 
McCurdy Mountain TA 6 20
2 12,429 1,759 “Peak X” B Logan A, Mount
Bison Peak
8.95
 
Topaz Mountain KM 1 16
3 12,340 720 South Twin Cone Peak “Peak X” B 5.24 Mount Logan PR 2 6
4 12,323 383 North Twin Cone Peak South Twin Cone Peak 1.42 Mount Logan PR 1 7
  12,303 203 Blaine A, Mount South Twin Cone Peak
North Twin Cone Peak
1.05
 
Mount Logan PR 1 2
5 12,274 534 “Peak Y” B “Peak X” B 0.96 Topaz Mountain KM 1 12
6 12,244 304 “Peak Z” B “Peak Y” B 0.69 Topaz Mountain KM 1 5
7 12,168 789 McCurdy Mountain Bison Peak 2.06 McCurdy Mountain TA 3 11
8 12,100 320 “Kenosha Peak” South Twin Cone Peak
“Peak X” B
2.35
 
Mount Logan KM 2 3
S1 12,100 280 “X Prime” B “Peak X” B 0.83 Topaz Mountain KM 1 2
9 12,067 337 “Zephyr” “Peak Z” B 0.97 Topaz Mountain KM 1 2
10 11,970 1,510 Windy Peak A Bison Peak
“Zephyr”
5.41
 
Windy Peak KM 1 5
11 11,941 401 “Platte Peak” “Kenosha Peak” 1.22 Shawnee PR 1 2
12 11,927 307 Shawnee Peak “Platte Peak” 1.31 Shawnee PR 1 7
13 11,902 872 North Tarryall Peak “Peak Z” B
Bison Peak
3.41
 
Topaz Mountain TA 2 5
11,900 40 “Bison Monolith” Bison Peak 0.55 Farnum Peak FR    
  11,871 211 Foster Benchmark South Twin Cone Peak
“Kenosha Peak”
1.39
 
Mount Logan PR 1 1
14 11,789 369 “No Payne” Shawnee Peak 1.90 Shawnee PR 1 4
15 11,780 920 “Tarryall Peak” McCurdy Mountain 2.73 McCurdy Mountain TA 1 1
16 11,780 520 Payne Benchmark “No Payne” 1.54 Topaz Mountain PR 1 4
17 11,762 662 Topaz Mountain North Tarryall Peak
Bison Peak
2.42
 
Topaz Mountain TA 1 3
18 11,762 342 Point 11,762 McCurdy Mountain 1.16 McCurdy Mountain TA 1 1
  11,695 275 “Catamount, The” “Tarryall Peak” 0.31 McCurdy Mountain TA    
19 11,611 391 “Tater Top”  TR Topaz Mountain 2.54 Topaz Mountain TA 1 1
20 11,589 929 Buffalo Peak B Windy Peak A 4.26 Green Mountain KM 2 3
21 11,570 2,240 “Puma Peak” “Tater Top”
South Twin Cone Peak
6.80
 
Farnum Peak PH 1 1
S2 11,517 297 Point 11,517 Windy Peak A 1.31 Windy Peak KM    
22 11,485 345 Point 11,485 Bison Peak
“Tater Top”
1.66
1.80
Farnum Peak TA 1 1
23 11,460 560 Point 11,460 A Point 11,762 0.98 McCurdy Mountain TA    
24 11,449 495 “Little Puma” “Puma Peak” 0.82 Farnum Peak PH 1 1
25 11,423 603 Point 11,423 A Point 11,485
Bison Peak
1.77
 
Topaz Mountain TA    
26 11,403 503 “Lake Park Peak” “Tarryall Peak” 1.03 McCurdy Mountain TA 1 2
27 11,395 371 Point 11,395 A North Tarryall Peak 1.54 Topaz Mountain TA 1 1
  11,380 200 “Bison View” Point 11,485
Bison Peak
1.02
1.35
Farnum Peak TA 3 4
  11,377 277 Farnum Peak “Little Puma” 0.55 Farnum Peak PH 1 2
28 11,332 632 Schoolmarm Mountain “Puma Peak” 2.75 Glentivar PH 1 1
29 11,328 468 Point 11,328 Point 11,460 A
“Tarryall Peak”
0.94
 
McCurdy Mountain TA    
30 11,306 326 Point 11,306 “Tater Top” 1.32 Topaz Mountain TA    
31 11,294 1,594 Badger Mountain Schoolmarm Mountain 6.34 Glentivar PH 1 1
32 11,289 463 Martland Peak Schoolmarm Mountain 1.47 Glentivar PH 1 1
33 11,271 484 Point 11,271 Windy Peak A
“Zephyr”
3.38
 
Windy Peak KM 1  
34 11,270 370 Point 11,270 Point 11,395 A
“Peak Y” B
1.41
 
Topaz Mountain KM 1 1
35 11,230 1,090 Point 11,230 Windy Peak A 2.70 Windy Peak KM    
36 11,206 1,186 South Tarryall Peak “Lake Park Peak” 1.70 McCurdy Mountain TA 1 3
37 11,180 400 “Wigwam Park Peak” Point 11,230 1.35 Windy Peak KM 1 1
38 11,180 360 Point 11,180 McCurdy Mountain 1.23 McCurdy Mountain TA    
39 11,085 505 “Burntop” “Little Puma” 1.85 Farnum Peak PH 1 1
40 11,060 579 Point 11,060 A Point 11,271
Point 11,270
2.10
 
Topaz Mountain KM 1  
41 11,053 313 Point 11,053 B Badger Mountain 0.85 Glentivar PH    
42 10,982 482 Point 10,982 South Tarryall Peak 2.52 McCurdy Mountain TA 1 1
43 10,926 306 Point 10,926 Point 11,230 0.6 Windy Peak KM    
44 10,879 1,379 Stoll Mountain Badger Peak 4.0 Spinney Mountain PH    
45 10,868 848 Point 10,868 Martland Peak 2.3 Farnum Peak PH    
46 10,721 341 Point 10,721 Schoolmarm Mountain 1.4 Farnum Peak PH    
47 10,715 453 Point 10,715 Martland Peak 0.8 Glentivar PH 1 1
48 10,657 767 “Lost Platte Peak” Point 11,271 3.1 Windy Peak PR 1 3
49 10,654 634 Point 10,654 “Wigwam Park Peak” 2.87 McCurdy Mountain KM    
S3 10,624 284 Point 10,624 Point 11,395 1.6 Observatory Rock TA    
S4 10,624 284 Pilot Peak Point 10,982 1.2 Tarryall TA 1 1
50 10,620 560 Point 10,620 “Wigwam Park Peak” 1.00 Windy Peak KM    
51 10,605 305 Point 10,605 Point 10,654
Point 10,620
1.22
 
McCurdy Mountain KM    
52 10,568 308 Point 10,568 Point 11,053 1.2 Glentivar PH    
53 10,558 811 Reinecker Ridge Little Baldy Mountain 7.8 Fairplay East PH    
54 10,538 318 Pulver Mountain  TR Stoll Mountain 1.6 Glentivar PH 1 1
55 10,462 678 Point 10,462 Point 10,868 1.6 Farnum Peak PH    
  10,460 240 Rishaberger Mountain Schoolmarm Mountain 1.3 Glentivar PH 1 1
56 10,421 1,859 Green Mountain H Buffalo Peak B 4.18 Green Mountain KM 2 3
57 10,412 392 “Roachaburger” Schoolmarm Mountain 2.0 Sulphur Mountain PH 1 1
58 10,380 560 “Pulverizer, The”  TR Pulver Mountain 0.9 Glentivar PH 1 1
59 10,378 301 Point 10,378 Point 10,715 0.6 Glentivar PH 1 1
60 10,368 1,038 Indian Benchmark “Burntop” 8.9 Eagle Rock PH    
  10,363 113 Basin2 Benchmark Reinecker Ridge 2.5 Fairplay East PH    
61 10,341 355 Point 10,341 Reinecker Ridge 3.1 Fairplay East PH    
62 10,340 440 Point 10,340 Stoll Mountain 1.6 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
S5 10,300 280 Point 10,300 “Puma Peak” 1.3 Farnum Peak PH    
63 10,298 358 Point 10,298 Point 10,341 3.2 Como PH    
64 10,289 399 Point 10,289 Indian Benchmark 1.2 Eagle Rock PH    
65 10,274 344 Point 10,274 Reinecker Ridge 1.4 Fairplay East PH    
66 10,207 347 Point 10,207 Point 10,715 0.9 Glentivar PH 1 1
67 10,190 307 Point 10,190 South Twin Cone Peak 4.4 Observatory Rock PR    
68 10,122 612 Mexican Ridge Point 10,274 1.4 Elkhorn PH    
69 10,093 313 Point 10,093 Point 10,378 0.5 Glentivar PH    
70 10,073 573 Observatory Rock Indian Benchmark 2.7 Observatory Rock PH 1 1
71 10,069 649 Point 10,069 Point 10,380 1.2 Glentivar PH    
S6 10,060 291 Point 10,060 “Roachaburger” 1.3 Glentivar PH    
72 10,030 340 Point 10,030 Indian Benchmark 3.0 Elkhorn PH    
73 9,986 356 Point 9,986 Point 10,030 5.9 Elkhorn PH    
74 9,951 467 Sugarloaf Mountain  TR “Tater Top” 2.4 Farnum Peak TA 1 1
  9,940 120 X Rock Point 11,762 1.09 McCurdy Mountain TA    
75 9,928 388 Point 9,928 Indian Benchmark 2.5 Observatory Rock PH    
  9,921 271 Elkhorn Benchmark Point 9,986 1.4 Elkhorn PH    
76 9,900 840 Point 9,900 Point 10,340 2.7 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
77 9,898 508 Mania Benchmark Point 9,986 4.2 Sulphur Mountain PH    
78 9,895 355 Point 9,895 “Burntop” 2.3 Eagle Rock PH    
79 9,870 330 Point 9,870 Observatory Rock 1.1 Observatory Rock PH    
80 9,833 303 Point 9,833 Point 9,986 2.0 Sulphur Mountain PH    
  9,830 180 Logan Hill Point 9,986 1.0 Elkhorn PH    
81 9,752 452 Point 9,752 Point 10,868 2.4 Glentivar PH    
  9,726 106 Clark Benchmark Mexican Ridge 1.8 Milligan Lakes PH    
82 9,710 500 Eagle Rock A Point 9,895 2.9 Eagle Rock PH 1 1
83 9,706 326 Point 9,706 Badger Mountain 1.6 Tarryall PH    
84 9,691 591 Castle, The Buffalo Peak B 2.5 Windy Peak KM 2 1
85 9,556 466 Bald Hill Point 9,619 4.1 Hartsel PH    
  9,544 154 Baker Mountain Point 10,289 2.2 Eagle Rock PH    
  9,528 98 Link Spring Ridge Point 10,030 2.0 Elkhorn PH    
86 9,524 814 Spinney Mountain Point 10,069 4.0 Spinney Mountain PH    
87 9,500 400 “Wigwam, The” Buffalo Peak B 1.5 Green Mountain KM 1 1
88 9,489 495 Bradley Peak Point 10,462
McCurdy Mountain
2.57
 
McCurdy Mountain TA    
S7 9,422 282 Point 9,422 Point 9,900 1.0 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
89 9,380 320 Point 9,380 A Pulver Mountain 1.9 Tarryall PH    
90 9,380 320 Point 9,380 B Bradley Peak 1.3 McCurdy Mountain PH    
91 9,339 529 Sulphur Mountain “Roachaburger” 4.7 Sulphur Mountain PH    
  9,310 177 Al Hill Eagle Rock A 1.8 Eagle Rock TA    
92 9,300 360 Point 9,300 A Point 11,328 1.4 McCurdy Mountain TA    
  9,300 80 Mud Hill Point 9,928 1.7 Observatory Rock PR    
93 9,242 342 Point 9,242 C Point 9,300 A 0.68 McCurdy Mountain KM    
94 9,241 381 Point 9,241 Point 9,900 1.6 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
  9,236 56 Reese Benchmark Eagle Rock 2.7 Observatory Rock TA    
S8 9,220 280 Point 9,220 Point 9,422 0.9 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
  9,193 13 Rob Benchmark Point 9,870 1.6 Observatory Rock TA    
95 9,192 772 Little Scraggy Peak Green Mountain H 1.5 Green Mountain KM 3 6
96 9,189 409 China Wall Point 9,752 2.6 Tarryall PH    
97 9,180 440 Point 9,180 Point 9,241 1.5 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
S9 9,140 280 North Little Scraggy Little Scraggy Peak 0.6 Green Mountain KM 1 1
98 9,137 317 Point 9,137 Point 9,180 2.3 Tarryall PH    
99 9,111 331 Point 9,111 China Wall 1.3 McCurdy Mountain TA    
100 9,083 783 Point 9,083 Point 9,137 4.5 Hackett Mountain PH    
101 9,036 536 Point 9,036 Point 9,083 2.5 Hackett Mountain PH    
102 9,033 306 Round Mountain Point 9,380
Badger Mountain
2.36
 
Tarryall PH    
S10 9,020 280 Point 9,020 Point 9,900 1.9 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
103 8,980 360 Point 8,980 Point 9,180 1.9 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
104 8,954 534 Tappan Mountain  TR Point 9,036 1.7 Tarryall PH 1 1
S11 8,940 280 Point 8,940 China Wall 0.7 Tarryall PH    
105 8,906 326 Point 8,906 Tappan Mountain 1.0 Tarryall TA    
106 8,877 977 North Sheeprock Point 10,654 3.4 Cheesman Lake TA    
107 8,812 1,272 Long Scraggy Peak  TR Little Scraggy Peak 4.6 Deckers KM 2 6
108 8,783 783 Redskin Mountain Castle, The 3.4 Green Mountain KM 1  
109 8,754 319 Point 8,754 Point 9,180 1.95 Elevenmile Canyon PH    
110 8,740 520 South Sheeprock North Sheeprock 1.7 Cheesman Lake TA    
111 8,722 734 Point 8,722 Redskin Mountain 3.2 Bailey KM    
112 8,685 465 Point 8,685 “Wigwam, The” 2.0 Cheesman Lake KM    
113 8,671 451 East Sheeprock South Sheeprock 0.7 Cheesman Lake TA    
114 8,660 440 Point 8,660 Redskin Mountain 1.7 Windy Peak KM    
115 8,659 479 Point 8,659 Point 8,722 1.4 Windy Peak KM    
116 8,501 561 Sugarloaf Peak Point 8,685 0.9 Cheesman Lake KM 1  
117 8,494 474 Point 8,494 Castle, The 1.1 Green Mountain KM    
118 8,484 344 Point 8,484 Point 8,660 0.6 Green Mountain KM    
S12 8,260 280 Point 8,260 Point 8,659 0.8 Bailey KM    
S13 8,232 292 Point 8,232 Sugarloaf Peak 0.4 Green Mountain KM    
S14 8,220 280 Point 8,220 Point 8,285 0.5 Cheesman Lake TA    
  8,220 200 Insmont Hill Bailey, Mount 2.0 Bailey PR 1  
119 8,191 651 Raleigh Peak Cathedral Spires
Little Scraggy Peak
2.87
 
Platte Canyon KM 2 2
120 8,140 400 Point 8,140 Redskin Mountain 2.7 Pine KM    
121 8,020 320 Chair Rocks Raleigh Peak 1.4 Platte Canyon KM    
122 7,980 440 Point 7,980 Point 8,140 1.4 Pine KM    
123 7,946 766 Cheesman Mountain Sugarloaf Peak 1.2 Cheesman Lake KM 1  
124 7,872 332 Baldy Peak Point 8,140 1.3 Green Mountain KM 1  
  7,822 2 Wigwam Benchmark Point 8,685 1.9 Cheesman Lake KM    
125 7,774 314 Point 7,774 Long Scraggy Peak 1.4 Deckers KM    
  7,180 240 Skull Rock Cheesman Mountain 2.8 Deckers KM    
  6,460 120 Eagle Rock B Bennett Mountain 2.2 Platte Canyon KM    

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. There are 161 summits on this list, of which 125 are hard ranked and 14 are soft ranked.

  2. The Retirement Range is the Platte River Mountains, the Kenosha Mountains, the Tarryall Mountains and the Puma Hills. Most of this area is in the Lost Creek Wilderness.

  3. The abbreviations in the RG column denote the range as follows: PR = Platte River Mountains; KM = Kenosha Mountains; TA = Tarryall Mountains; PH = Puma Hills.

  4. “Wigwam Park Peak” has three contours of 11,160 feet. The northwest summit has the given elevation of 11,171 feet, while the extrpolated elevation for the two contours that do not have a given elevation is 11,180 feet - a higher number. After careful hand level measurments of the three summits, I have determined that the tree-covered southeast summit is definetly lower than the other two, and that the central summit is about two feet higher than the northwest summit with the given elevation of 11,171 feet. Until more accurate information is available, I consider that the central summit is the summit of the mountain, and give it the extrapolated elevation of 11,180 feet. Both the central and northeast summits are rock outcrops with open, expansive views, and you can ascend both these summit outcrops on their northeast sides.

  5. Point 11,060 on the Topaz Mountain Quad has three summits with the 11,040-foot contour. With a field visit, I determined that the central summit is lower than both the western and eastern summits. It is hard to tell if the western or eastern summit is the highest, but I give the nod to the western summit with the extrapolated elevation of 11,060 feet.

  6. Point 11,485 on the Farnum Peak Quad has four 11,440-foot contours. The southern carries the spot elevation 11,466, the northern carries the spot elevation 11,469, and the two in between have no spot elevations. Using only the map, this peak would list as Point 11,469, but field observation by Bob Martin and others has shown that the southern of the two unnumbered contours is the highpoint of the mountain. It is significantly higher than the other summits, and Bob Martin estimated its elevation as 11,485 feet. This height means that the summit is missing a contour line on the quad.

  7. The highpoint of Raleigh Peak is 115 feet east of the benchmark location. Raleigh’s elevation of 8,191 is the interpolation of spot elevation 8,183 and the next higher contour.

  8. Cheesman Mountain’s benchmark with an elevation of 7,933 feet is below the summit block. The block is estimated to be 15 feet higher. Cheesman’s elevation is the interpolation of 7,933 and the next highest contour.

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