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The clouds come and go among the cliffs like living creatures.
– John Muir

Colorado’s Most Prominent Eleveners

– Sorted by Prominence

Notes
Rank Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Quadrangle Saddle Name Saddle Elev Saddle
Lat/Long
Saddle Quad
Contour Interval
Other fame
1 11,123 3,103 North Mamm Peak North Mamm Peak   8,020 39 19.745
107 40.261
Hightower Mtn
40
Battlement Mesa HP
2 11,852 3,072 Huntsman Ridge Placita McClure Pass 8,780 39 07.712
107 17.177
Placita
40
 
3 11,300 3,040 Castle Peak Castle Peak   8,260 39 48.609
106 40.433
State Bridge
40
 
4 11,348 2,728 Marcellina Mountain Marcellina Mtn   8,620 38 54.722
107 13.874
Marcellina Mtn
40
 
5 11,710 2,330 Waugh Mountain Waugh Mtn   9,380 38 48.477
105 50.380
Agate Mtn
40
 
6 11,465 2,325 Tomichi Dome Doyleville   9,140 38 29.290
106 29.412
Sargents
40
 
7 11,327 2,307 Crater Peak Chalk Mtn   9,020 39 09.563
107 36.531
Spruce Mtn
40
Grand Mesa HP
8 11,428 2,298 East Twin Sisters Peak Longs Peak Wind River Pass 9,130 40 17.809
105 32.608
Longs Peak
40
 
9 11,570 2,260 “Puma Peak” Farnum Peak   9,310 39 09.119
105 43.142
Eagle Rock
20
Puma Hills HP
10 11,654 2,234 Black Mountain B Black Mtn   9,420 38 38.199
105 43.780
Black Mtn
40
 
11 11,569 2,229 Maestas, Mount La Veta Pass   9,340 37 37.553
105 12.970
Little Sheep Mtn
40
 
12 11,422 2,162 Elk Mountain Corral Peaks   9,260 40 16.890
106 07.387
Radial Mtn
40
 
13 11,548 2,088 Thirtynine Mile Mtn Thirtynine Mile
Mtn
Currant Creek
Pass
9,460 38 50.200
105 38.131
Dicks Peak
40
Thirtynine Mile
Volcanics HP
14 11,617 2,049 Williams Peak Battle Mtn Ute Pass 9,568 39 49.405
106 06.339
Ute Peak
40
Williams Fork Mtns HP
15 11,411 1,951 Iron Mountain Red Wing   9,460 37 38.819
105 19.269
Red Wing
40
 
16 11,003 1,863 South Bald Mountain South Bald Mtn   9,140 40 36.406
105 50.497
Chambers Lake
40
Laramie Mtns HP
17 11,981 1,840 Little Cone Little Cone   10,141 37 54.199
108 05.576
Little Cone
40
 
18 11,819 1,792 Sheep Mountain Hyannis Peak Troublesome Pass 10,027 40 19.674
106 12.757
Parkview Mtn
40
 
19 11,132 1,762 Cochetopa Dome Cochetopa Park   9,370 38 12.422
106 40.156
Cochetopa Park
20
 
20 11,460 1,736 Blair Mountain Blair Mtn Indian Camp Pass 9,724 39 49.592
107 17.741
Deep Lake
40
 
21 11,705 1,715 Coal Mountain Minnesota Pass Elk Basin Pass 9,990 38 46.789
107 27.873
Minnesota Pass
40
 
22 11,166 1,686 Hardscrabble Mtn The Seven Hermits   9,480 39 29.286
106 46.319
Red Creek
40
 
23 11,396 1,616 Lamborn, Mount Paonia Inter-Ocean Pass 9,780 38 47.802
107 30.202
Paonia
40
Delta Cty HP
24 11,396 1,576 Buck Mountain Mt Zirkel   9,820 40 52.419
106 42.996
Mt Zirkel
40
Sierra Madre HP
25 11,192 1,565 Red and White Mtn Edwards   9,627 39 41.876
106 26.214
Vail West
40
 
26 11,294 1,561 Badger Mountain Glentivar La Salle Pass 9,733 39 05.103
105 32.815
Glentivar
40
 

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. This list has 26 peaks on it, of which 14 have more than 2,000 feet of prominence.
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