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Climb every mountain!
– The Sound of Music

Colorado’s Most Prominent Eighters

– Sorted by Prominence

Notes
Rank Elev
feet
Prom
feet
  Summit Name Quadrangle Saddle Name Saddle Elev Saddle
Lat/Long
  Saddle Quad
& CI
Other fame Rg G J
1 8,717 2,247   Tanks Pk Tanks Pk   6,470 40 21.560
108 27.595
  Elk Springs
20
Just south of
Dinosaur NM
DI    
2 8,744 1,684   Elk Mtn Mad Creek   7,060 40 35.000
106 59.615
  Mad Creek
40
aka
The Sleeping Giant
EM    
3 8,571 1,631   Park PT Lookout Point Lookout   6,940 37 20.517
108 24.695
  Point Lookout
40
Mesa Verde NP HP MV 6 1
4 8,542 1,574   Diamond Mtn Canyon of
Lodore North
  6,968 40 43.450
108 59.292
  Canyon of Lodore
North 40
Just north of
Dinosaur NM
DI    
5 8,057 1,557   PT 8,057 Silt   6,500 39 37.647
107 40.114
  Rifle Falls
40
Grand Hogback HP
near Rifle Gap
GH    

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. This list has 5 peaks on it, of which 1 has more than 2,000 feet of prominence.

  2. Gerry Roach’s totals: 6 ascents; 1/5 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 1 ascent; 1/5 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 9/8/08: 6 ascents
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