Colorado's Fourteeners

Peaks that I have climbed are listed in red

Rank

Peak Name

Elevation (feet)

Date(s) Climbed

1 Mount Elbert 14,433 June 13, 2001
July 4, 2005
August 2, 2006
2 Mount Massive 14,421 June 15, 2001
July 29, 2005
3 Mount Harvard 14,420 July 3, 2001
4 Blanca Peak 14,345 July 14, 2001
5 La Plata Peak 14,336 July 16, 2001
August 4, 2006
6 Uncompahgre Peak 14,309 July 22, 2001
7 Crestone Peak 14,294  
8 Mount Lincoln 14,286 July 1, 2001
August 23, 2006
9 Grays Peak 14,270 June 7, 2001
August 7, 2006
10 Mount Antero 14,269 July 20, 2001
11 Torreys Peak 14,267 June 7, 2001
August 7, 2006
12 Castle Peak 14,265  
13 Quandary Peak 14,265 June 17, 2001
August 20, 2006
14 Mount Evans 14,264 June 11, 2001
August 3, 2003
August 9, 2006
15 Longs Peak 14,255  
16 Mount Wilson 14,246  
17 Mount Cameron 14,238 July 1, 2001
August 23, 2006
18 Mount Shavano 14, 229 July 5, 2001
July 7, 2001
19 Mount Princeton 14,197 July 6, 2005
20 Mount Belford 14,197 June 23, 2001
June 27, 2001
21 Crestone Needle 14,197  
22 Mount Yale 14,196 July 25, 2001
23 Mount Bross 14,172 July 1, 2001
August 23, 2006
24 Kit Carson Mountain 14,165  
25 El Diente Peak 14,159  
26 Maroon Peak 14,156  
27 Tabeguache Mountain 14,155 July 7, 2001
28 Mount Oxford 14,153 June 27, 2001
29 Mount Sneffels 14,150 August 18, 2006
30 Mount Democrat 14,148 July 1, 2001
August 23, 2006
31 Capitol Peak 14,130  
32 Pikes Peak 14,110 June 29, 2001
33 Snowmass Mountain 14,092  
34 Mount Eolus 14,083  
35 Windom Peak 14,082  
36 Mount Columbia 14,073 July 28, 2001
37 Missouri Mountain 14,067 June 24, 2001
38 Humboldt Peak 14,064 July 14, 2005
39 Mount Bierstadt 14,060 June 9, 2001
August 1, 2003
August 5, 2006
August 11, 2006 
40 Sunlight Peak 14,059  
41 Handies Peak 14,048 July 20, 2005
42 Culebra Peak 14,047 July 23, 2005
43 Mount Lindsey 14,042  
44 Ellingwood Point 14,042  
45 Little Bear Peak 14,037  
46 Mount Sherman 14,036 July 28, 2001
August 21, 2006
47 Redcloud Peak 14,034 July 24, 2001
48 Conundrum Peak 14,022  
49 Pyramid Peak 14,018  
50 Wilson Peak 14,017  
51 Wetterhorn Peak 14,015  
52 North Maroon Peak 14,014  
53 San Luis Peak 14,014 July 17, 2005
54 Mount of the Holy Cross 14,005 July 27, 2005
55 Huron Peak 14,003 July 27, 2001
56 Sunshine Peak 14,001 July 24, 2001

There is no list of Colorado's Fourteeners (mountains with summits over 14,000 feet) that is universally agreed upon, since some Fourteeners are subpeaks of neighbors. For example, South Bross, at 14,020 feet, is technically a peak in Colorado over 14,000 feet, but only the mildest of saddles separates it from Mount Bross, six-tenths of a mile away. Thus, almost everyone agrees that it should not be in a list of Colorado Fourteeners, and it does not appear here. For similar reasons, a few of the entries in my list, such as Mount Cameron that is separated from Mount Lincoln by a saddle with a 157 foot dip, are omitted from lists of separate Fourteeners by some authorities, but there is general agreement on all but two or three of the peaks in the preceding list.

Incidentally, the summit elevation of La Plata Peak shown on this list, 14,336 feet, is correct, as the USGS will verify. There is a long-standing error in the elevation of this peak, showing it to be 14,361 feet and therefore ranking fourth on the list of the highest Colorado Fourteeners, that has been perpetuated on many lists. Blanca really is fourth, not La Plata.


Last modified Sat 2 Sep 2006 13:48 EDT

Bob Megginson
Department of Mathematics
University of Michigan