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For a celebration of the joys that come from climbing Colorado’s highest peaks,
see Gerry’s guidebook, Colorado’s Fourteeners.

Colorado’s Most Prominent Fourteeners

– Sorted by Prominence

Notes
Rank Elev
feet
Prom
feet
  Summit Name Quadrangle Saddle Name Saddle Elev Saddle
Lat/Long
  Saddle Quad
& CI
Other fame
1 14,433 9,093   Elbert, Mt Mt Elbert   5,340 37 23.020
117 50.000
  Sylvania Canyon
CA/NV 40
Colorado State HP
Sawatch Rg HP
Lake Cty HP
2 14,110 5,530   Pikes Pk Pikes Pk   8,580 38 53.058
105 16.484
  Lake George
40
El Paso Cty HP
3 14,345 5,326   Blanca Pk Blanca Pk Poncha Pass 9,019 38 25.326
106 05.287
  Poncha Pass
40
Sangre de Cristo Rg HP
Alamosa, Costilla,
Huerfano Cty HP
4 14,047 4,827   Culebra Pk Culebra Pk Veta Pass 9,220 37 29.104
105 10.493
  McCarty Park
40
Culebra Rg HP
5 14,294 4,554   Crestone Pk Crestone Pk unnamed or
Mosca Pass
9,740 37 43.975
105 27.275
  Mosca Pass or
Medano Pass 40
Saguache Cty HP
6 14,309 4,242   Uncompahgre Pk Uncompahgre Pk Cochetopa Pass 10,067 38 09.771
106 36.026
  North Pass
40
San Juan Rg HP
Hinsdale Cty HP
7 14,246 4,026   Wilson, Mt Mt Wilson Lizard Head Pass 10,220 37 48.659
107 54.400
  Mt Wilson
40
San Miguel Mtns HP
Dolores Cty HP
8 14,286 3,862   Lincoln, Mt Alma Tennessee Pass 10,424 39 21.724
106 18.666
  Leadville North
40
Tenmile-Mosquito Rg
HP; Park Cty HP
9 14,014 3,114   San Luis Pk San Luis Pk Spring Creek Pass 10,900 37 56.381
107 09.512
  Slumgullion Pass
40
La Garita Mtns HP
10 14,150 3,050   Sneffels, Mt Mt Sneffels Red Mtn Pass 11,100 37 53.894
107 42.748
  Ironton
40
Sneffels Rg HP
11 14,255 2,955   Longs Pk Longs Pk Berthoud Pass 11,300 39 47.889
105 46.624
  Berthoud Pass
40
RMNP HP
Boulder Cty HP
12 14,270 2,770   Grays Pk Grays Pk Boreas Pass 11,481 39 24.647
105 58.132
  Boreas Pass
40
Front Rg HP
13 14,264 2,764   Evans, Mt Mt Evans   11,500 39 35.786
105 41.620
  Mt Evans
40
 
14 14,269 2,503   Antero, Mt Mt Antero Williams Pass 11,766 38 38.449
106 23.404
  Cumberland Pass
40
 
15 14,420 2,360   Harvard, Mt Mt Harvard   12,060 38 59.536
106 35.098
  Independence Pass
or Pieplant 40
Chaffee Cty HP
16 14,265 2,337   Castle Pk A Hayden Pk Taylor Pass 11,928 39 01.215
106 45.353
  New York Pk
40
Elk Rg HP
17 14,156 2,336   Maroon Pk Maroon Bells East Maroon Pass 11,820 39 00.705
106 56.544
  Maroon Bells
40
 
18 14,083 2,183   Eolus, Mt Howardsville   11,900 38 00.832
107 32.296
  Wetterhorn Pk
40
 
19 14,197 2,177   Princeton, Mt Mt Antero Browns Pass 12,020 38 51.237
106 21.608
  Mt Yale
40
 
20 14,005 2,111   Holy Cross,
Mt of the
Mt of the
Holy Cross
  11,894 39 18.554
106 30.074
  Nast
40
Eagle Cty HP
21 14,421 1,961   Massive, Mt Mt Massive   12,460 39 07.635
106 30.452
  Mt Champion
40
 
22 14,048 1,908   Handies Pk Handies Pk   12,140 37 46.226
107 35.465
  Howardsville
40
 
23 14,196 1,896   Yale, Mt Mt Yale   12,300 38 53.259
106 19.595
  Mt Harvard
40
Conejos Cty HP
24 14,336 1,836   La Plata Pk Mt Elbert   12,500 38 55.127
106 23.533
  Winfield
40
 
25 14,130 1,750   Capitol Pk Capitol Pk   12,380 39 04.911
107 00.620
  Snowmass Mtn
40
 
26 14,018 1,638   Pyramid Pk Maroon Bells   12,380 39 01.936
106 59.458
  Maroon Bells
40
 
27 14,015 1,635   Wetterhorn Pk Wetterhorn Pk   12,380 38 03.605
107 28.248
  Uncompahgre Pk
40
 
28 14,229 1,619   Shavano, Mt Maysville   12,610 38 37.603
106 16.577
  St Elmo
40
 
29 14,042 1,542   Lindsey, Mt Blanca Peak   12,500 37 35.229
105 27.536
  Blanca Peak
40
 

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. This list has 29 peaks on it, of which 20 have more than 2,000 feet of prominence.
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