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I have not lost the magic of long days; I live them, dream them still.
Still am I master of the starry ways, and freeman of the hill.
Shattered my glass, ere half the sands had run--I hold the heights, I hold the heights I won.

Mine still the hope that hailed me from each height, mine the unresting flame.
With dreams I charmed each doing to delight; I charm the rest the same.
Severed my skein, ere half the strands were spun--I keep the dreams, I keep the dreams I won.

What if I live no more those kingly days? Their night sleeps with me still.
I dream my feet upon the starry ways; my heart rests in the hill.
I may not grudge the little left undone; I hold the heights, I keep the dreams I won.

– Geoffrey Winthrop Young

Colorado’s San Juan Core18 Summits

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
C18
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Proximate Parent
Line Parent (if diff)
Iso
miles
Quadrangle Rg G J
1 14,309 4,249 Uncompahgre Peak La Plata Peak
Harvard, Mount
85.16
85.38
Uncompahgre Peak SJ 3 2
2 14,246 4,026 Wilson, Mount Uncompahgre Peak 33.05 Mount Wilson SJ 3 1
3 14,150 3,050 Sneffels, Mount Wilson, Mount
Uncompahgre Peak
15.74
18.61
Mount Sneffels SJ 5 2
4 14,087 2,187 Windom Peak Wilson, Mount
Uncompahgre Peak
26.55
31.86
Columbine Pass SJ 4 2
5 14,084 1,024 Eolus, Mount Windom Peak 1.68 Columbine Pass SJ 3 2
6 14,059 399 Sunlight Peak A Windom Peak 0.47 Storm King Peak SJ 3 3
7 14,048 1,908 Handies Peak Uncompahgre Peak
Sunlight Peak A
11.22
20.33
Handies Peak SJ 6 11
8 14,034 1,454 Redcloud Peak Handies Peak 4.91 Redcloud Peak SJ 3 3
9 14,017 877 Wilson Peak Wilson, Mount 1.51 Mount Wilson SJ 4 2
10 14,015 1,635 Wetterhorn Peak Uncompahgre Peak 2.75 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 2 1
11 14,001 501 Sunshine Peak Redcloud Peak 1.27 Redcloud Peak SJ 3 2
Top End of the San Juan Core18 Fourteeners
12 13,972 1,152 Pigeon Peak Eolus, Mount 1.48 Snowdon Peak SJ 2 2
13 13,913 733 Gladstone Peak Wilson, Mount 0.59 Mount Wilson SJ 1 1
14 13,894 2,105 Vermilion Peak Gladstone Peak
Sneffels, Mount
9.07
14.22
Ophir SJ 2 2
15 13,864 1,124 Vestal Peak Sunlight Peak A 4.32 Storm King Peak SJ 3 2
16 13,860 520 Jones Mountain A Handies Peak 1.65 Handies Peak SJ 2 2
17 13,841 1,501 Half Peak Handies Peak 3.92 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 2
18 13,835 735 Turret Peak A Pigeon Peak 0.48 Snowdon Peak SJ 1 2
19 13,832 812 Point 13,832 Redcloud Peak 1.35 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 2
20 13,830 370 Jupiter Mountain Windom Peak 0.60 Columbine Pass SJ 2 2
21 13,824 964 Jagged Mountain Sunlight Peak A 1.42 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
22 13,821 1,881 Rio Grande Pyramid Jagged Mountain 10.75 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 2 2
23 13,819 759 Teakettle Mountain Sneffels, Mount 1.68 Mount Sneffels SJ 1 2
24 13,811 551 Point 13,811 Point 13,832 1.21 Redcloud Peak SJ 2 3
25 13,809 869 Dallas Peak Sneffels, Mount 2.00 Telluride SJ 1 2
26 13,807 587 Niagara Peak Jones Mountain A 0.64 Handies Peak SJ 3 3
27 13,806 466 American Peak Jones Mountain A 0.79 Handies Peak SJ 2 2
28 13,805 945 Trinity Peak Vestal Peak 1.22 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
29 13,803 943 Arrow Peak Vestal Peak 0.47 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
30 13,795 495 Point 13,795 Handies Peak 1.31 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
31 13,786 1,086 Animas Mountain Pigeon Peak
Eolus, Mount
1.20
1.50
Snowdon Peak SJ 1 2
32 13,786 806 Potosi Peak Teakettle Mountain 1.02 Ironton SJ 1 2
33 13,780 400 Golden Horn Vermilion Peak 0.42 Ophir SJ 1 1
34 13,767 747 US Grant Peak Golden Horn 1.69 Ophir SJ 1 1
35 13,765 385 West Trinity Trinity Peak 0.38 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
36 13,752 1,307 San Miguel Peak Vermilion Peak 2.42 Ophir SJ 1 2
37 13,752 612 Storm King Peak Trinity Peak 1.33 Storm King Peak SJ 2 1
38 13,745 405 East Trinity Trinity Peak 0.23 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
39 13,738 758 Grizzly Peak B San Miguel Peak 1.60 Ophir SJ 1 1
40 13,738 398 Pilot Knob A Golden Horn 0.51 Ophir SJ 1 2
41 13,735 395 “T 0” Dallas Peak 1.43 Telluride SJ 1 1
42 13,722 1,142 “Animas Forks Mountain” Handies Peak 3.50 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
43 13,716 1,536 Pole Creek Mountain Half Peak 5.15 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 2
44 13,714 1,054 Silver Mountain A Uncompahgre Peak 2.52 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 2
45 13,705 685 Six, Peak Jagged Mountain 1.02 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
46 13,700 440 Grizzly Peak C Jupiter Mountain 0.66 Columbine Pass SJ 1 3
47 13,700 320 Fifteen, Peak Turret Peak 0.23 Snowdon Peak SJ 1 2
48 13,695 315 Monitor Peak Animas Mountain 0.45 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
49 13,694 720 Gilpin Peak Sneffels, Mount 1.18 Telluride SJ 1 1
50 13,693 913 Rolling Mountain Grizzly Peak 2.08 Ophir SJ 1 1
51 13,691 471 “Every Mountain” Point 13,832 2.62 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
52 13,688 428 “Cooper Creek Peak” “Every Mountain” 1.08 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
53 13,688 388 Point 13,688 “Animas Forks Mountain” 1.09 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
54 13,686 546 Cirque Mountain Teakettle Mountain 0.57 Mount Sneffels SJ 1 1
55 13,682 422 Seven, Peak Six, Peak 0.81 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
56 13,681 501 Point 13,681 Silver Mountain A 1.04 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 2
57 13,674 374 “Quarter Peak” Half Peak 1.24 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 2
58 13,661 841 Lookout Peak US Grant Peak 2.98 Ophir SJ 1 1
59 13,660 840 “Northwest Pole” Pole Creek Mountain 1.53 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 2
60 13,660 320 Wood Mountain A Point 13,688 0.45 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
61 13,657 1,477 Carson Peak “Quarter Peak” 3.46 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
62 13,656 796 Coxcomb Peak Wetterhorn Peak 1.83 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
63 13,642 502 Redcliff Coxcomb Peak 0.48 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
64 13,628 808 Silex, Mount Storm King Peak 0.76 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
65 13,627 967 White Dome Storm King Peak 2.04 Storm King Peak SJ 2 2
66 13,617 557 Guardian, The Silex, Mount 0.63 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
67 13,590 570 Matterhorn Peak Wetterhorn Peak 0.86 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 2 2
68 13,589 409 One, Peak White Dome 0.76 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
69 13,581 681 Point 13,581 Carson Peak 1.48 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 2
70 13,581 561 Emma, Mount Gilpin Peak 0.82 Telluride SJ 1 2
71 13,580 360 Point 13,580 B Point 13,581 1.22 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
72 13,575 555 Greylock Mountain Grizzly Peak C 0.94 Columbine Pass SJ 1 3
73 13,566 746 “Gudy Peak” “Every Mountain” 1.88 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
74 13,555 495 Wasatch Mountain Lookout Peak 2.10 Telluride SJ 2 2
75 13,554 454 McCauley Peak Grizzly Peak C 0.72 Columbine Pass SJ 1 2
76 13,552 1,652 Tower Mountain Niagara Peak
“Animas Forks Mountain”
5.35
 
Howardsville SJ 1 2
77 13,542 562 Whitecross Mountain Handies Peak 1.37 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
78 13,540 520 Point 13,540 A “Gudy Peak” 2.12 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 2
79 13,540 400 Eleven, Peak Sunlight Peak A 0.56 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
80 13,540 320 “V 4” US Grant Peak 0.40 Ophir SJ 1 2
81 13,535 515 Point 13,535 Jones Mountain A 1.52 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
82 13,528 588 Leviathan Peak Jagged Mountain 0.72 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
83 13,528 388 “V 3” US Grant Peak 0.44 Ophir SJ 1 2
84 13,524 464 “Cataract Peak” Carson Peak 1.41 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
85 13,510 610 Point 13,510 B Wasatch Mountain
Emma, Mount
3.69
 
Ironton SJ 1 1
86 13,510 452 Bridal Peak aka “T 11” Lookout Peak 1.32 Telluride SJ 1 3
87 13,496 556 Mears Peak “T 0” 1.36 Mount Sneffels SJ 1 2
88 13,492 592 Whitehouse Mountain A Teakettle Mountain 1.88 Ouray SJ 1 2
89 13,489 509 Graystone Peak Arrow Peak 0.57 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
90 13,487 627 Storm Peak A Tower Mountain 1.35 Silverton SJ 1 1
91 13,481 421 Three Needles “T 11” 1.00 Telluride SJ 1 2
92 13,478 938 Canby Mountain “Northwest Pole”
Niagara Peak
5.52
 
Howardsville SJ 2 1
93 13,478 498 Three, Peak Trinity Peak
East Trinity
0.82
 
Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
94 13,477 537 “T 10” Three Needles 0.67 Ironton SJ 1 2
95 13,475 535 Two, Peak Three, Peak 0.83 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
96 13,475 375 “V 10” Grizzly Peak B 0.66 Ophir SJ 1 1
97 13,472 612 La Junta Peak Wasatch Mountain 0.66 Telluride SJ 2 2
98 13,470 410 Silver Mountain B Wasatch Mountain 2.14 Telluride SJ 1 2
99 13,468 448 Ridgway, Mount
aka “S 2”  TR
Whitehouse Mountain A
Teakettle Mountain
0.94
 
Mount Sneffels SJ 1 2
100 13,460 360 San Joaquin Ridge Wasatch Mountain
Silver Mountain B
1.15
 
Telluride SJ 1 1
101 13,455 962 Ute Ridge Rio Grande Pyramid
White Dome
4.18
 
Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
102 13,454 914 Hanson Peak Tower Mountain 3.57 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
103 13,454 394 “Campbell Creek Peak” Point 13,795 1.01 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
104 13,451 1,311 Kendall Peak Canby Mountain 4.05 Howardsville SJ 1 1
105 13,450 350 “Tundra Top” “Cataract Peak”
Carson Peak
0.62
 
Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
106 13,441 381 “S 6” Mears Peak
“T 0”
0.86
1.03
Mount Sneffels SJ 1 2
107 13,436 416 “T 5” Emma, Mount
Point 13,510 B
1.80
 
Telluride SJ 1 2
108 13,434 534 “Mountaineer Peak” Kendall Peak 1.21 Howardsville SJ 2 2
109 13,432 1,332 Twin Sisters East Rolling Mountain 2.23 Ophir SJ 1 1
110 13,432 332 “Sundog” Sunshine Peak 0.96 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
111 13,428 568 Vallecito Mountain Leviathan Peak 0.49 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
112 13,427 407 Point 13,427 Point 13,540 A 1.18 Handies Peak SJ 1 2
113 13,416 556 Little Giant Peak Kendall Peak 1.26 Howardsville SJ 2 2
114 13,411 471 “Heisshorn” Wetterhorn Peak 1.20 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
115 13,410 510 Four, Peak Six, Peak 1.22 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
116 13,402 582 Nine, Peak Storm King Peak 0.47 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
117 13,402 302 Rhoda, Mount “Mountaineer Peak” 0.44 Howardsville SJ 3 3
118 13,393 373 Bent Peak Carson Peak 1.19 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
119 13,385 365 Chicago Peak “T 5” 1.56 Ironton SJ 2 2
120 13,380 520 South Lookout Peak US Grant Peak 1.19 Ophir SJ 2 1
121 13,377 357 Point 13,377 “Heisshorn” 0.47 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
122 13,374 394 Twin Sisters West Twin Sisters East 0.43 Ophir SJ 1 1
123 13,370 670 Dome Mountain A Tower Mountain 1.28 Howardsville SJ 1 2
124 13,368 1,868 Sultan Mountain Twin Sisters East 4.59 Silverton SJ 1 2
125 13,359 499 “T 7” Chicago Peak 1.29 Ironton SJ 1 1
126 13,342 726 Point 13,342 Ute Ridge 1.41 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
127 13,342 322 Beattie Peak Vermilion Peak 0.67 Ophir SJ 1 1
128 13,340 745 Point 13,340 A “Heisshorn” 1.66 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 2
129 13,340 320 Kendall Mountain Kendall Peak 0.67 Silverton SJ 1 1
130 13,339 639 Brown Mountain A Hanson Peak 1.77 Ironton SJ 2 2
131 13,330 550 “Proposal Peak” Tower Mountain 1.74 Handies Peak SJ 2 1
132 13,328 308 Cinnamon Mountain A “Animas Forks Mountain” 1.10 Handies Peak SJ 1 2
133 13,325 465 “East Storm” Storm Peak A 0.47 Silverton SJ 1 2
134 13,321 1,101 Sunshine Mountain A Point 13,540 A 2.46 Handies Peak SJ 2 1
135 13,321 461 Trico Peak “T 10” 0.78 Ironton SJ 2 4
136 13,315 495 “T 8” “T 7” 0.67 Ironton SJ 1 1
137 13,312 452 “C.T. Peak” “Gudy Peak” 0.78 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
138 13,310 610 Aztec Mountain Jupiter Mountain 1.94 Columbine Pass SJ 2 2
139 13,309 409 “V 2” US Grant Peak 0.72 Ophir SJ 2 3
140 13,308 606 Point 13,308 Point 13,342 0.76 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
141 13,302 722 “P 2” Oso, Mount 1.71 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
142 13,300 560 “P 3” “P 2” 0.56 Columbine Pass SJ 1 2
143 13,300 440 Point 13,300 C Wetterhorn Peak 0.67 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
144 13,300 360 Galena Mountain A Canby Mountain 2.13 Howardsville SJ 1 2
145 13,300 320 “El Punto” Point 13,340 A 0.63 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 2
146 13,300 320 Point 13,300 D Beattie Peak 0.60 Ophir SJ 2 1
147 13,292 832 Electric Peak B Arrow Peak 0.58 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
148 13,292 632 Sheep Mountain A Canby Mountain 1.88 Howardsville SJ 1 1
149 13,286 506 Bonita Peak “Proposal Peak” 1.00 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
150 13,283 303 Five, Peak Six, Peak 0.63 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
151 13,274 374 Seigal Mountain “Animas Forks Mountain” 1.03 Handies Peak SJ 2 1
152 13,266 966 Wildhorse Peak Sunshine Mountain A 3.94 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
153 13,265 325 Knife Point Jagged Mountain 0.76 Storm King Peak SJ 1 3
154 13,262 362 Heisspitz, The Four, Peak 0.88 Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
155 13,260 520 Darley Mountain Wildhorse Peak 2.19 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
156 13,260 397 “V 9” “V 8” 0.82 Ophir SJ 1 1
157 13,256 798 Broken Hill Matterhorn Peak 2.02 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
158 13,242 302 “S 4” “S 6” 0.80 Mount Sneffels SJ 1 2
159 13,241 461 “Fortress Peak” aka “U 3” Redcliff 0.74 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 3
160 13,230 770 Point 13,230 A Point 13,308 1.89 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
161 13,222 322 Point 13,222 B Point 13,340 A 0.59 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 2
162 13,220 400 Greenhalgh Mountain Sheep Mountain A 0.76 Howardsville SJ 1 1
163 13,218 638 Irving Peak Oso, Mount 1.20 Columbine Pass SJ 1 2
164 13,218 438 Engineer Mountain A Darley Mountain 0.86 Handies Peak SJ 3 2
165 13,206 549 Hayden Mountain South “T 8” 1.14 Ironton SJ 2 3
166 13,206 306 Point 13,206 Point 13,377 0.57 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
167 13,205 505 Nebo, Mount Point 13,230 A 0.56 Storm King Peak SJ 1 3
168 13,203 503 Tuttle Mountain Brown Mountain A
Hanson Peak
1.63
 
Handies Peak SJ 1 1
169 13,201 661 Point 13,201 Point 13,300 C 1.27 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 2
170 13,185 325 Valois, Mount McCauley Peak
Aztec Mountain
1.67
 
Columbine Pass SJ 1 1
171 13,180 524 Point 13,180 A “Every Mountain” 2.08 Redcloud Peak SJ 1 1
172 13,180 404 Grand Turk Sultan Mountain 0.64 Silverton SJ 1 2
173 13,169 989 Point 13,169 Point 13,230 A 1.23 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
174 13,165 1,225 Amherst Mountain Valois, Mount 1.53 Columbine Pass SJ 1 1
175 13,165 577 “Stony Pass Peak” Canby Mountain 0.72 Howardsville SJ 1 1
176 13,164 384 Point 13,164 Half Peak 1.27 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
177 13,159 379 Point 13,159 “T 11” 1.25 Ophir SJ 1 1
178 13,158 2,338 Twilight Peak Pigeon Peak
Grand Turk
4.91
 
Snowdon Peak SJ 1 1
179 13,158 378 Point 13,158 Uncompahgre Peak 1.78 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
180 13,157 300 “Window Peak” Rio Grande Pyramid 0.92 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
181 13,156 616 “V 5” South Lookout Peak 1.32 Ophir SJ 1 1
182 13,145 325 “Jackass Point” La Junta Peak 0.60 Telluride SJ 1 1
183 13,144 484 Precipice Peak “Fortress Peak” aka “U 3” 1.52 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
184 13,140 320 Twelve, Peak Monitor Peak
Eolus, Mount
0.49
 
Storm King Peak SJ 2 3
185 13,139 519 Hayden Mountain North Hayden Mountain South 1.18 Ironton SJ 1 1
186 13,136 356 Hunchback Mountain White Dome 0.83 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
187 13,132 512 Point 13,132 Darley Mountain 0.88 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
188 13,121 341 Point 13,121 Greylock Mountain 0.47 Columbine Pass SJ 1 2
189 13,113 1,113 Lizard Head Gladstone Peak 1.93 Mount Wilson SJ 1 1
190 13,111 531 Cow Benchmark Point 13,132 2.27 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
191 13,110 450 Point 13,110 Nebo, Mount
Point 13,308
0.81
1.2
Storm King Peak SJ 1 2
192 13,109 329 Point 13,109 Rhoda, Mount 0.84 Howardsville SJ 1 2
193 13,106 726 Point 13,106 Point 13,158
Uncompahgre Peak
1.50
2.2
Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
194 13,105 325 “Peak Twenty Two” Amherst Mountain 0.92 Columbine Pass SJ 1 1
195 13,100 320 “Corbett Ridge” Whitehouse Mountain A 0.52 Ouray SJ 1 1
196 13,095 315 “Tomboy Peak” Chicago Peak 0.51 Telluride SJ 1 1
197 13,093 353 Point 13,093 Sunshine Mountain A 1.40 Handies Peak SJ 2 1
198 13,091 591 Point 13,091 Point 13,106 1.81 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
199 13,077 1,337 Snowdon Peak Twilight Peak 3.75 Snowdon Peak SJ 4 1
200 13,075 415 Point 13,075 Hanson Peak 0.95 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
201 13,075 335 North Twilight Peak Twilight Peak 0.45 Snowdon Peak SJ 2 1
202 13,074 374 Garfield A, Mount Graystone Peak 0.99 Snowdon Peak SJ 1 2
203 13,073 453 Blackwall Mountain Wildhorse Peak 1.26 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
204 13,070 370 Sheep Mountain D “Peak Twenty Two” 0.40 Columbine Pass SJ 1 1
205 13,069 329 Point 13,069 Galena Mountain A
Niagara Peak
1.77
4.06
Howardsville SJ 1 1
206 13,062 562 West Needle Mountain Twilight Peak 1.00 Snowdon Peak SJ 1 1
207 13,052 472 Houghton Mountain Tuttle Mountain 1.52 Handies Peak SJ 1 1
208 13,051 351 Point 13,051 Silver Mountain A 1.08 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
209 13,046 386 “N 2”
aka “South Snowdon”
Snowdon Peak 0.63 Snowdon Peak SJ 2 1
210 13,042 942 “V 7” Twin Sisters East 2.07 Silverton SJ 1 1
211 13,032 452 Organ Mountain B Amherst Mountain 0.36 Columbine Pass SJ 1 1
212 13,017 400 Point 13,017 “Window Peak” 1.01 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 2
213 13,016 676 Point 13,016 Point 13,051 1.52 Uncompahgre Peak SJ 1 1
Top End of the San Juan Core18 Thirteeners
214 12,990 450 Point 12,990 B Point 13,164
Point 13,069
1.07
 
Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
215 12,987 567 Bear Mountain A “V 7” 1.31 Silverton SJ 1 2
216 12,986 486 “U 4” Redcliff
Coxcomb Peak
1.42
 
Wetterhorn Peak SJ 2 2
217 12,980 440 “Reconnoiter Peak” Ridgway, Mount 0.68 Mount Sneffels SJ 1 1
218 12,975 315 Point 12,975 Point 13,201 0.95 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
219 12,968 1,428 Engineer Mountain B Rolling Mountain 4.74 Engineer Mountain SJ 3 1
220 12,968 428 “Dragon’s Back” Blackwall Mountain
Wildhorse Peak
0.68
 
Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
221 12,936 396 Point 12,936 Point 13,109
Rhoda, Mount
1.26
 
Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
222 12,933 433 Yellow Mountain North Pilot Knob A 1.98 Ophir SJ 1  
223 12,932 352 Point 12,932 West Needle Mountain
Twilight Peak
0.48
 
Snowdon Peak SJ 1 1
224 12,932 312 Dolly Varden Mountain Point 13,093 0.48 Handies Peak SJ 2 1
225 12,930 830 Sunshine Mountain B Lizard Head 1.79 Mount Wilson SJ 1 2
226 12,911 411 Point 12,911 Point 13,169 0.77 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
227 12,905 405 Point 12,905 “Stony Pass Peak”
Hunchback Mountain
2.29
 
Howardsville SJ 2 1
228 12,892 849 Ute Benchmark A Point 13,017 1.57 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
229 12,890 1,150 Red Mountain No. 3 Trico Peak
Brown Mountain A
2.69
 
Ironton SJ 3 1
230 12,890 310 Point 12,890 Vallecito Mountain
Leviathan Peak
0.58
 
Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
231 12,881 421 Point 12,881 Ute Ridge 2.68 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
232 12,849 349 “West Turkshead Peak” Grand Turk 1.21 Silverton SJ 2 1
233 12,822 322 Point 12,822 Point 12,881 0.62 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
234 12,804 704 McMillan Peak Red Mountain No. 3 1.49 Ironton SJ 5 3
235 12,801 381 Abrams Mountain Tuttle Mountain
Brown Mountain A
2.47
 
Ironton SJ 1 1
236 12,795 655 Sheridan Mountain Sheep Mountain D 1.65 Columbine Pass SJ 2 1
237 12,774 314 “Beartown Bald” Hunchback Mountain 1.60 Storm King Peak SJ 1 1
238 12,764 384 Point 12,764 “V 7” 1.02 Silverton SJ 1 1
239 12,740 840 Indian Ridge Ute Ridge
Point 13,308
2.02
 
Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
240 12,739 479 Point 12,739 A Cow Benchmark 1.00 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
241 12,703 403 “E 1” Rolling Mountain 2.15 Engineer Mountain SJ 1 1
242 12,698 414 Stony Mountain Emma, Mount 1.14 Telluride SJ 2 1
243 12,694 394 Point 12,694 Point 13,132
Engineer Mountain A
1.59
 
Handies Peak SJ 1 1
244 12,673 453 Point 12,673 Point 13,169 1.39 Rio Grande Pyramid SJ 1 1
245 12,673 413 Ohio Peak A McMillan Peak 1.42 Silverton SJ 2 2
246 12,654 354 Point 12,654 Greenhalgh Mountain
Point 13,069
1.80
 
Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
247 12,634 334 Point 12,634 Lizard Head 0.79 Mount Wilson SJ 1 1
248 12,618 398 Point 12,618 “South Snowdon” 1.63 Snowdon Peak SJ 1 1
249 12,614 434 Jura Knob Point 12,703
Rolling Mountain
1.06
 
Engineer Mountain SJ 2 1
250 12,601 421 Point 12,601 A “V 7”
Twin Sisters East
1.09
1.1
Ophir SJ 2 1
251 12,594 374 “E 3” Jura Knob 0.83 Engineer Mountain SJ 2 1
252 12,592 652 Red Mountain No. 1 Brown Mountain A
Red Mountain No. 3
1.53
 
Ironton SJ 2 3
253 12,580 360 “Angel Knob” TR Whitehouse Mountain A 0.69 Ouray SJ 1 1
254 12,579 319 Point 12,579 “V 7”
Point 12,601 A
1.22
 
Ophir SJ 1 1
255 12,537 597 Anvil Mountain  TR Ohio Peak A 1.66 Silverton SJ 2 1
256 12,504 764 Grayrock Peak Engineer Mountain B
Grizzly Peak B
3.54
 
Engineer Mountain SJ 2 1
257 12,490 510 Endlich Mesa Sheridan Mountain 1.65 Columbine Pass SJ 2 1
258 12,460 440 Sliderock Ridge Grizzly Peak B 2.41 Engineer Mountain SJ 1 1
259 12,442 462 Point 12,442 A “V 5” 1.31 Silverton SJ 1 1
260 12,442 382 Point 12,442 B Sheridan Mountain 0.49 Columbine Pass SJ 2 1
261 12,441 501 “Dexter Mountain” Point 12,739 A 1.51 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
262 12,296 316 “North Anvil”  TR Anvil Mountain 0.62 Silverton SJ 2 1
263 12,148 448 Point 12,148 “U 4” 1.33 Wetterhorn Peak SJ 1 1
264 12,147 647 Black Face Lizard Head 1.79 Mount Wilson SJ 2 1
265 12,114 494 Point 12,114 Point 12,881 2.21 Pole Creek Mountain SJ 1 1
Top End of the San Juan Core18 Twelvers
266 11,871 1,251 Potato Hill A North Twilight Peak
Engineer Mountain
2.10
 
Engineer Mountain SJ 2 1
267 11,868 328 Bald Mountain A Silver Mountain B 1.58 Telluride SJ 1  
268 11,861 961 San Bernardo Mountain Sunshine Mountain B
Black Face
1.59
 
Mount Wilson SJ 1 1
269 11,302 402 Point 11,302 San Bernardo Mountain
Black Face
1.02
 
Mount Wilson SJ 1 1
270 11,046 306 Point 11,046 Sunshine Peak
“Cataract Peak”
2.34
 
Redcloud Peak SJ 1  
271 10,603 343 Baldy Peak “Dexter Mountain” 5.49 Ouray SJ 1 3
272 9,829 689 South Baldy “S 9”
“S 6”
4.87
 
Mount Sneffels SJ 1 1

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. This list is defined by:
    Every hard ranked peak in a 4x4 block of 16 quadrangles with the Mount Sneffels quad in the northwest corner, plus 2 adjoining quads that hold hard ranked Fourteeners.

  2. These 272 peaks represent the core of the San Juan heartland, Colorado’s largest and finest range.
    This set of peaks holds the best of the best.
    The core of the core on Colorado’s most prolific quad, Storm King Peak, has been called The Kingdom.
    If you climb any peak on this list, you are somewhere special.

  3. The 18 quads, listed from top left to bottom right by row, are:
    Mount Sneffels 9 pks,   Ouray 4 pks   Wetterhorn Peak 19 pks,   Uncompahgre Peak 13 pks,
    Telluride 15 pks,   Ironton 14 pks,   Handies Peak 24 pks,   Redcloud Peak 16 pks,
    Mount Wilson 9 pks,   Ophir 23 pks,   Silverton 13 pks,   Howardsville 14 pks,   Pole Creek Mountain 13 pks,
    Engineer Mountain 7 pks,   Snowdon Peak 12 pks,   Storm King Peak 35 pks,   Rio Grande Pyramid 14 pks,
    Columbine Pass 18 pks.

  4. As a measure of this list’s importance, 256 of the 272 peaks on this list are also on the list of Colorado’s
    1,000 highest peaks. That’s more than a quarter of Colorado’s highest peaks condensed in a small area
    of only 1% of Colorado’s area!

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