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The human race is off to the spaces - this world is a bore.
So turn your faces toward higher places - or what’s a heaven for?
– Eloise Roach

Colorado’s Most Prominent Twelvers

– 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 12,354 4,054 Flat Top Mtn Orno Pk   8,300 40 03.947
106 49.218
Toponas
40
Garfield County HP
2 12,347 3,768 Greenhorn Mtn San Isabel   8,579 37 56.253
105 19.626
Devils Gulch
20
Wet Mtns HP
Pueblo Cty HP
3 12,719 3,549 Gunnison, Mt Minnesota Pass   9,170 38 46.428
107 23.334
Minnesota Pass
40
 
4 12,180 3,470 Zirkel, Mt Mt Zirkel Muddy Pass 8,710 40.22.764
106 34.754
Rabbit Ears Pk
20
Park Rg HP
Routt Cty HP
5 12,951 2,771 Clark Pk Clark Pk La Poudre Pass 10,180 40 28.600
105 49.334
Fall River Pass
40
Medicine Bow Mtns HP
Jackson Cty HP
6 12,940 2,680 Richthofen, Mt Mt Richthofen Cameron Pass 10,260 40 31.213
105 53.557
Clark Pk
40
Never Summer Mtns
HP
7 12,296 2,676 Parkview Mtn Parkview Mtn Willow Creek Pass 9,620 40 21.036
106 05.383
Radial Mtn
40
Rabbit Ears Rg HP
8 12,162 2,582 Crested Butte Gothic   9,580 38 55.145
106 57.596
Gothic
40
 
9 12,531 2,551 Graham Pk Granite Pk Divide Lakes 9,980 37 35.927
107 20.285
Granite Lake
40
 
10 12,432 2,492 East Beckwith Mtn Anthracite Range Beckwith Pass 9,940 38 50.561
107 11.000
Anthracite Range
40
 
11 12,721 2,461 Chair Mtn Chair Mtn Anthracite Pass 10,260 39 01.802
107 10.728
Marble
40
Ragged Mtns HP
12 12,516 2,456 Whetstone Mtn Crested Butte Ohio Pass 10,060 38 50.175
107 05.626
Mt Axtell
40
 
13 12,431 2,451 Bison Pk McCurdy Mtn Kenosha Pass 9,980 39 24.840
105 45.476
Jefferson
40
Tarryall Mtns HP
14 12,052 2,432 Guero, Mt Mt Guero   9,620 38 44.205
107 16.731
Big Soap Park
40
 
15 12,683 2,383 East Spanish Pk Spanish Pks   10,300 37 23.436
104 56.957
Spanish Pks
40
 
16 12,613 2,273 Lone Cone Lone Cone   10,340 37 50.062
108 09.888
Groundhog Mtn
40
 
17 12,006 2,266 Zwischen, Mt Medano Pass unnamed or
Mosca Pass
9,740 37 43.975
105 27.275
Mosca Pass or
Medano Pass 40
 
18 12,340 2,240 Elliott Mtn Rico Dunton Meadows 10,100 37 47.633
108 01.521
Dolores Pk
40
 
19 12,079 2,179 Carbon Pk Mt Axtell   9,900 38 49.020
107 02.772
Mt Axtell
40
 
20 12,385 2,125 Anthracite Range Anthracite Range Swampy Pass 10,260 38 47.951
107 09.450
Anthracite Range
40
 
21 12,100 2,040 Park Cone Taylor Park Res   10,060 38 48.247
106 34.060
Taylor Park
40
 
22 12,037 2,017 Red Table Mtn A Red Creek Crooked Creek
Pass
10,020 39 26.485
106 41.116
Crooked Creek Pass
40
 
23 12,031 1,971 Chalk BM Elephant Head
Rock
  10,060 37 11.842
106 42.296
Elephant Head Rock
40
Chalk Mtns HP
24 12,147 1,927 Sawtooth Mtn C Sawtooth Mtn   10,220 38 11.347
106 55.007
Rock Creek Park
40
Cochetopa Hills HP
25 12,383 1,763 Matchless Mtn Matchless Mtn   10,620 38 52.414
106 39.412
Matchless Mtn
40
 
26 12,285 1,744 Cornwall Mtn Jasper Stunner Pass 10,541 37 21.708
106 33.472
Platoro
40
 
27 12,489 1,731 Specimen Mtn Fall River Pass Milner Pass 10,758 40 25.188
105 48.680
Fall River Pass
40
 
28 12,625 1,645 Gothic Mtn Oh-Be-Joyful   10,980 38 58.340
107 01.563
Oh-Be-Joyful
40
 
29 12,200 1,580 Cement Mtn Cement Mtn   10,620 38 50.936
106 47.869
Cement Mtn
40
 
30 12,887 1,578 PT 12,887 Summit Pk   11,309 37 19.537
106 40.826
Summit Pk
40
 
31 12,867 1,567 Buckeye Pk Leadville North Fremont Pass 11,300 39 22.041
106 11.304
Climax
40
 
32 12,300 1,560 Finger Mesa Finger Mesa   10,740 37 48.536
107 19.817
Finger Mesa
40
 
33 12,805 1,545 Baldy, Mt Oh-Be-Joyful   11,280 38 59.296
107 03.908
Oh-Be-Joyful
40
 

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. This list has 33 peaks on it, of which 22 have more than 2,000 feet of prominence.
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