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Sorting this list by Prominence shakes our sense of what is a range and a sub range,
then shapes and sharpens our vision.
– Gerry Roach

Colorado’s Range Summits

– Sorted by Prominence

– To sort by Elevation, click here or the link at the top of the Elev column
Notes
Rank
Rg
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Range Proximate Parent
Line Parent (if diff)
Iso
miles
Quadrangle G J
1 14,433 9,093 Elbert, Mt Sawatch Range Whitney, Mt, CA 669.95 Mt Elbert 5 17
2 14,345 5,326 Blanca Pk Sangre de Cristo Rg Harvard, Mt 103.61 Blanca Pk 5 3
3 14,047 4,827 Culebra Pk Sangre de Cristo Rg
  Culebra Range
Blanca Pk 35.56 Culebra Pk 4 3
4 14,309 4,249 Uncompahgre Pk San Juan Range La Plata Pk
Harvard, Mt
85.16
85.38
Uncompahgre Pk 3 2
5 12,354 4,054 Flat Top Mtn The Flat Tops Meridian Pk 40.80 Orno Pk 1 1
6 14,246 4,026 Wilson, Mt San Juan Range
  San Miguel Mtns
Uncompahgre Pk 33.05 Mt Wilson 3 1
7 14,286 3,862 Lincoln A, Mt Mosquito Range Massive, Mt 22.57 Alma 5 5
8 12,347 3,768 Greenhorn Mtn Wet Mtns PT 12,925
PT 12,883
25.55
 
San Isabel 2 2
9 13,626 3,685 West Spanish Pk Spanish Peaks Culebra Pk 20.47 Spanish Pks 2 1
10 12,180 3,470 Zirkel, Mt Central Park Range North Rawah Pk
Parkview Mtn
38.02
 
Mt Zirkel 1 1
11 14,014 3,114 San Luis Pk San Juan Range
  La Garita Mtns
Redcloud Pk
Handies Pk
26.93
 
San Luis Peak 2 2
12 13,035 3,055 West Elk Pk Elk Range
  West Elk Mtns
Owen B, Mt 13.81 West Elk Pk 1 1
13 14,150 3,050 Sneffels, Mt San Juan Range
  Sneffels Range
Wilson, Mt
Uncompahgre Pk
15.75
 
Mount Sneffels 5 2
14 13,580 3,000 Powell, Mt (Pk B) Gore Range Holy Cross, Mt of the
Clinton Pk
21.63
 
Mt Powell 1 1
End of Colorado’s P3+K Ranges
15 13,232 2,852 Hesperus Mtn San Juan Range
  La Plata Mtns
Grizzly Pk B 24.86 La Plata 2 1
16 12,951 2,771 Clark Pk B Medicine Bow Mtns Ypsilon Mtn
Taylor Pk
16.67
 
Clark Pk 2 3
17 14,270 2,770 Grays Pk Front Range Lincoln A, Mt 25.05 Grays Pk 10 12
18 13,300 2,760 Summit Pk San Juan Range
  South San Juans
“Phoenix Pk” 41.56 Summit Peak 2 1
19 12,951 2,691 Richthofen, Mt Front Range
  Never Summer Rg
Ypsilon Mtn
Taylor Pk
11.28
 
Mt Richthofen 1 2
20 12,296 2,676 Parkview Mtn   TR Rabbit Ears Range Cascade Mtn B 9.30 Parkview Mtn 1 3
21 12,721 2,467 Chair Mtn   TR Elk Range
  The Raggeds
Hawk BM
PT 12,789
8.08
 
Chair Mtn 2 1
22 12,431 2,451 Bison Pk Front Range
  Tarryall Mtns
Logan, Mt
PT 12,567
19.18
 
McCurdy Mtn 6 20
23 13,560 2,420 Hagues Pk Front Range
  Mummy Range
Longs Pk
Chiefs Head Pkk
15.96
 
Trail Ridge 3 4
24 14,265 2,365 Castle Pk A Elk Range La Plata Pk 20.91 Hayden Pk 2 1
25 14,420 2,360 Harvard, Mt Sawatch Range
  Collegiate Peaks
Elbert, Mt
Massive, Mt
14.96
19.97
Mt Harvard 2 2
26 13,158 2,338 Twilight Pk San Juan Range
  West Needle Mtns
Pigeon Pk
Grand Turk
4.91
 
Snowdon Pk 1 1
27 11,327 2,307 Crater Pk Grand Mesa Lamborn, Mt
PT 11,763
18.02
 
Chalk Mtn 1  
28 11,570 2,260 “Puma Pk” Front Range
  Puma Hills
“Tater Top”
Little Baldy Mtn
6.80
 
Farnum Pk 1 1
29 12,340 2,240 Elliott Mtn San Juan Range
  Rico Mtns
Blackhawk Mtn
Wilson, Mt
5.14
 
Rico 1 1
30 14,087 2,187 Windom Pk San Juan Range
  Needle Mtns
Wilson, Mt
Uncompahgre Pk
26.55
31.86
Columbine Pass 4 2
31 10,879 2,182 “Sand Mtn North”
aka Meaden Pk
Elkhead Mtns Buck Mtn, South
Buck Mtn, North
18.17
 
Meaden Pk    
32 12,385 2,125 Anthracite Range HP Elk Range
  Antharcite Range
East Beckwith Mtn
West Elk Pk
4.79
 
Anthracite Range 1 1
End of Colorado’s P2K Ranges
33 12,031 1,971 Chalk BM Chalk Mtns Fets Pk
PT 12,727
6.17
 
Elephant Head Rock    
34 11,020 1,880 Laramie Mtns HP Laramie Mtns Crown Point
Cameron Pk
9.90
 
South Bald Mtn    
35 12,429 1,749 “Pk X” B Front Range
  Kenosha Mtns
Logan, Mt 9.0 Topaz Mtn 1 12
36 13,382 1,682 Williams Mtn Sawatch Range
  Williams Mtns
Twining Pk 4.06 Mt Champion 1 3
37 13,502 1,665 North Arapaho Pk Front Range
  Indian Peaks
Chiefs Head Pk 15.45 Monarch Lake 6 2
38 11,396 1,576 Buck Mtn South Sierra Madre Range Little Agnes Mtn 3.0 Mt Zirkel    
39 13,841 1,501 Half Pk San Juan Range
  E-Central San Juans
Jones Mtn
Handies Pk
3.92
 
Pole Creek Mountain 1 2
40 11,974 1,474 Long Branch Baldy Sawatch Range
  Cochetopa Hills
Antora Pk 13.89 Sargents Mesa 1 1
41 10,347 1,437 Horsefly Peak Uncompahgre
Plateau
“S 10”
“S 9”
11.60
 
Horsefly Peak 1 1
42 13,058 1,358 Owen B, Mt Elk Range
  Ruby Range
Treasury Mtn 7.41 Oh Be Joyful 2 1
43 12,804 1,272 Byers Pk San Juan Range
  Vasquez Mtns
Vasquez Pk 6.8 Byers Pk 1 2
44 9,748 1,168 Devils Head San Juan Range
  Rampart Range
Thunder Butte 8.0 Devils Head 1 1
45 14,265 1,125 Quandary Pk Tenmile Range Lincoln A, Mt 3.18 Breckenridge 6 10
46 13,864 1,124 Vestal Pk San Juan Range
  Grenadier Mtns
Sunlight Pk 4.3 Storm King Pk 3 2
47 11,056 1,076 Middle Chain Mtn Chain Mtns Browning Ridge 1.5 Minnesota Pass    
48 12,060 1,000 Big Agnes Mtn Sawtooth Mtns Zirkel, Mt 1.5 Mt Zirkel   1
End of Colorado’s P1K Ranges
49 12,340 720 South Twin Cone Pk Front Range
  Platte River Mtns
“Pk X” B 5.24 Mt Logan 2 6
50 12,757 577 Coon Hill Front Range
  Williams Fork Mtns
“Golden Bear Pk” 1.4 Loveland Pass 1 2
51 10,530 440 PT 10,530 San Juan Range
  Twin Mtns
PT 10,610
Sawtooth Mtn
2.17
 
Twin Mountains    

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our Colorado range summit climbs
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 106 ascents; 44/51 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 142 ascents; 44/51 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 9/17/14: 248 ascents

  2. There are 51 summits on this list.

  3. The pass separating the Front Range from the Tenmile-Mosquito Range is 11,481-foot Boreas Pass. Many assume that Hoosier Pass separates these two ranges simply because CO 9 crosses this pass, and it is more familiar to most people. However, Hoosier Pass is 11,539 feet high, so the slightly lower Boreas Pass is the connecting pass.

  4. The pass separating the Front Range from the Park Range is 8,710-foot Muddy Pass, which is crossed by US 40. This definition makes the Rabbit Ears Range a sub range of the Front Range. The pass separating the Rabbit Ears Range from the rest of the Front Range is 9,621-foot Willow Creek Pass.

  5. The pass separating the Gore Range from the Tenmile-Mosquito Range is 10,580-foot Vail Pass, which is crossed by I 70. The peaks on or near the Continental Divide between 11,340-foot Fremont Pass and Vail Pass are in the Tenmile-Mosquito Range, not the Gore Range.

  6. The pass separating the Tenmile-Mosquito Range and the Sawatch Range is 10,424-foot Tennessee Pass.

  7. The pass separating the Sawatch Range and the Sangre de Cristo Range is 9,019-foot Poncha Pass.

  8. The pass separating the Sawatch Range and the San Juan Range is 10,067-foot Cochetopa Pass. This makes the La Garitas a sub range of the San Juans. The pass separating the La Garitas and the rest of the San Juan Range is 10,898-foot Spring Creek Pass

  9. The pass separating the Sawatch Range and the Elk Range is an 11,920-foot pass one mile northeast of 11,928-foot Taylor Pass.
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