Collegiate Peaks

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Collegiate Peaks
central Sawatch Range
Collegiate peaks pano large.jpg
View of the Collegiate Peaks from near the Arkansas River just south of Chalk Creek.
Highest point
Peak Mount Harvard
Elevation 14,427 ft (4,397 m)
Coordinates 38°55′28″N 106°19′15″W / 38.92444°N 106.32083°W / 38.92444; -106.32083Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 106°19′15″W / 38.92444°N 106.32083°W / 38.92444; -106.32083
Dimensions
Length 34 mi (55 km) W-E
Width 30 mi (48 km) N-S
Area 587 sq mi (1,520 km2)
Geography
Country United States
State Colorado
County Chaffee and Pitkin
Parent range Sawatch Range

The Collegiate Peaks (or Collegiate Range[1]) is a name given to a section of the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains located in central Colorado. Drainages to the east include headwaters of the Arkansas River.

The Collegiate Peaks include some of the highest mountains in the Rockies. The section is so named because several of the mountains are named for prominent universities.

Prominent peaks[edit]

Summits of the Collegiate Peaks With At Least 100 Meters of Topographic Prominence
Rank Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Harvard NGS 14,421 ft
4396 m
2,327 ft
709 m
15 mi
24 km
2 La Plata Peak[2] 14,368 ft
4379 m
1,841 ft
561 m
6 mi
10 km
3 Mount Belford NGS 14,204 ft
4329 m
1,317 ft
401 m
3.3 mi
5.3 km
4 Mount Princeton NGS 14,204 ft
4329 m
2,156 ft
657 m
5 Mount Yale NGS 14,202 ft
4329 m
1,876 ft
572 m
5.5 mi
8.9 km
6 Mount Oxford NGS 14,160 ft
4316 m
633 ft
193 m
1.2 mi
2.0 km
7 Mount Columbia NGS 14,079 ft
4291 m
873 ft
266 m
1.9 mi
3.1 km
8 Missouri Mountain NGS 14,074 ft
4290 m
827 ft
252 m
1.3 mi
2.1 km
9 Huron Peak NGS 14,012 ft
4271 m
1,403 ft
428 m
3.2 mi
5.2 km
10 Grizzly Peak NGS 13,995 ft
4266 m
1,908 ft
582 m
7 mi
11 km
11 Ice Mountain[2] PB 13,958 ft
4254 m
991 ft
302 m
2.1 mi
3.4 km
12 Mount Hope[2] PB 13,939 ft
4249 m
853 ft
260 m
2.9 mi
4.7 km
13 Emerald Peak[2] PB 13,911 ft
4240 m
544 ft
166 m
1.3 mi
2.1 km
14 North Apostle[2] PB 13,847 ft
4220 m
360 ft
110 m
0.4 mi
0.6 km
15 Rinker Peak[2] PB 13,789 ft
4203 m
903 ft
275 m
1.5 mi
2.5 km
16 Peak 13,762 (Silver King Peak)[2] PB 13,769 ft
4197 m
822 ft
251 m
1.7 mi
2.7 km
17 Garfield Peak[2] PB 13,767 ft
4196 m
340 ft
104 m
0.8 mi
1.3 km
18 Sayres Benchmark NGS PB 13,745 ft
4189 m
958 ft
292 m
1.9 mi
3.1 km
19 Sewanee Peak 13,132 ft
4003 m
538 ft
164 m
0.7 mi
1.2 km

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