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 !B9916116406804 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B9934357637279 2,327 ft
709 m
!B9899137743107 15 mi
24 km
2 La Plata Peak[2] !B9916153750080 14,368 ft
4379 m
!B9936700349175 1,841 ft
561 m
!B9907797092971 6 mi
10 km
3 Mount Belford NGS !B9916268146018 14,204 ft
4329 m
!B9940049867569 1,317 ft
401 m
!B9914226528857 3.3 mi
5.3 km
4 Mount Princeton NGS !B9916268388548 14,204 ft
4329 m
!B9935123159815 2,156 ft
657 m|
5 Mount Yale NGS !B9916269520435 14,202 ft
4329 m
!B9936512019758 1,876 ft
572 m
!B9909028283261 5.5 mi
8.9 km
6 Mount Oxford NGS !B9916299388434 14,160 ft
4316 m
!B9947376311062 633 ft
193 m
!B9924142111782 1.2 mi
2.0 km
7 Mount Columbia NGS !B9916356293707 14,079 ft
4291 m
!B9944161654025 873 ft
266 m
!B9919771031303 1.9 mi
3.1 km
8 Missouri Mountain NGS !B9916360046092 14,074 ft
4290 m
!B9944702931732 827 ft
252 m
!B9923455567735 1.3 mi
2.1 km
9 Huron Peak NGS !B9916404412162 14,012 ft
4271 m
!B9939417323104 1,403 ft
428 m
!B9914513081415 3.2 mi
5.2 km
10 Grizzly Peak NGS !B9916416618700 13,995 ft
4266 m
!B9936342892909 1,908 ft
582 m
!B9907043997840 7 mi
11 km
11 Ice Mountain[2] PB !B9916443140147 13,958 ft
4254 m
!B9942893842587 991 ft
302 m
!B9918714147996 2.1 mi
3.4 km
12 Mount Hope[2] PB !B9916456316672 13,939 ft
4249 m
!B9944393414461 853 ft
260 m
!B9915489466110 2.9 mi
4.7 km
13 Emerald Peak[2] PB !B9916476762631 13,911 ft
4240 m
!B9948891514145 544 ft
166 m
!B9923550806550 1.3 mi
2.1 km
14 North Apostle[2] PB !B9916522968031 13,847 ft
4220 m
!B9953019954237 360 ft
110 m
!B9936198774631 0.4 mi
0.6 km
15 Rinker Peak[2] PB !B9916564447374 13,789 ft
4203 m
!B9943823783550 903 ft
275 m
!B9921920833710 1.5 mi
2.5 km
16 Peak 13,762 (Silver King Peak)[2] PB !B9916579393086 13,769 ft
4197 m
!B9944763574635 822 ft
251 m
!B9920916128407 1.7 mi
2.7 km
17 Garfield Peak[2] PB !B9916580918200 13,767 ft
4196 m
!B9953591538375 340 ft
104 m
!B9927995751070 0.8 mi
1.3 km
18 Sayres Benchmark NGS PB !B9916596871954 13,745 ft
4189 m
!B9943232530470 958 ft
292 m
!B9919640736301 1.9 mi
3.1 km
19 Sewanee Peak !B9917053005710 13,132 ft
4003 m
!B9949001335721 538 ft
164 m
!B9929267302825 0.7 mi
1.2 km

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