Southern Rocky Mountains

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Southern Rocky Mountains
Longs peak.JPG
Highest point
Peak Mount Elbert
Elevation 14,440 ft (4,400 m)
Coordinates 39°07′04″N 106°26′43″W / 39.11778°N 106.44528°W / 39.11778; -106.44528Coordinates: 39°07′04″N 106°26′43″W / 39.11778°N 106.44528°W / 39.11778; -106.44528
Geography
Country United States
States Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Main article: Rocky Mountains
Satellite photograph of the Southern Rocky Mountains of the United States.

The Southern Rocky Mountains are a major subregion of the Rocky Mountains of North America located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Wyoming, the central and western portions of Colorado, the northern portion of New Mexico, and extreme eastern portions of Utah. The Southern Rocky Mountains are also commonly known as the Southern Rockies, and since the highest peaks are located in the State of Colorado, they are sometimes known as the Colorado Rockies, although many important ranges and peaks rise in the other three states. The Southern Rockies include the highest mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains and include all 30 of the highest major peaks of the Rockies.

The Southern Rocky Mountains are generally divided from the Western Rocky Mountains by the Green River and the Colorado River below the Green River. The Southern Rockies are divided from the Central Rocky Mountains by South Pass in Wyoming and the drainage running east from the pass down the Sweetwater River and the North Platte River; and the drainage running southwest from the pass down Pacific Creek and Sandy Creek to the Green River. This divide between the Southern Rockies and the Central Rockies provided the lowest elevation traverse of the Rocky Mountain region for the historic Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence.

All elevations in this article include an elevation adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note.

Mountain ranges[edit]

The following table lists the mountain ranges and subranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains with their highest summit.

Mountain Ranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Mountain range Highest summit
primary secondary tertiary states Summit name Elevation Prominence Isolation
Sawatch Range[1][2] Central Sawatch Range Elbert Massif[3]  Colorado Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7] !B9916103674900 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B9920728379905 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B9861083064813 671 mi
1,079 km
Massive Massif[8] Mount Massive[9][10][11][12] !B9916111835094 14,428 ft
4398 m
!B9936068943135 1,961 ft
598 m
!B9909942267937 5.1 mi
8.2 km
Collegiate Peaks[13] Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] !B9916116406804 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B9934357637279 2,327 ft
709 m
!B9899137743107 15 mi
24 km
Williams Mountains[18] Bill Williams Peak[19][20][21] !B9916859320695 13,389 ft
4081 m
!B9937603676366 1,682 ft
513 m
!B9913004852517 3.7 mi
6.0 km
Southern Sawatch Range[22] Mount Antero[23][24][25][26] !B9916217470886 14,276 ft
4351 m
!B9933628599311 2,503 ft
763 m
!B9897402375835 18 mi
29 km
Far Southern Sawatch Range[27] Mount Ouray[28][29][30][31] !B9916440559563 13,961 ft
4255 m
!B9933023980122 2,659 ft
810 m
!B9900075862382 14 mi
22 km
Northern Sawatch Range[32] Mount of the Holy Cross[33][34][35][36][37] !B9916405138046 14,011 ft
4271 m
!B9935331867589 2,111 ft
643 m
!B9896974008133 19 mi
30 km
Sangre de Cristo Mountains[38] Sierra Blanca Massif[39] Blanca Peak[40][41][42] !B9916161233671 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B9926077466456 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B9879780906061 103 mi
166 km
Northern Sangre de Cristo Range[43] Crestones[44] Crestone Peak[45][46][47] !B9916201006991 14,300 ft
4359 m
!B9927643376322 4,554 ft
1388 m
!B9893064654421 27 mi
44 km
Rito Alto Peak[48][49] !B9916556803388 13,800 ft
4206 m
!B9941546022290 1,134 ft
346 m
!B9906318015434 7 mi
12 km
Culebra Range[50]  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Culebra Peak[51][52][53] !B9916375279844 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B9927061187476 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B9890479661364 35 mi
57 km
Spanish Peaks[54]  Colorado West Spanish Peak[55][56][57] !B9916680117182 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B9929758048091 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B9895993801508 20 mi
33 km
Taos Mountains[58]  New Mexico Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62] !B9917026308754 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B9930539282627 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B9889959021561 37 mi
60 km
Santa Fe Mountains[63] Truchas Peak[64][65][66][67] !B9917071510804 13,108 ft
3995 m
!B9928938037823 4,001 ft
1220 m
!B9888702401356 42 mi
68 km
Cimarron Range[68] Baldy Mountain[69][70][71][72] !B9917590083683 12,445 ft
3793 m
!B9932867279318 2,701 ft
823 m
!B9901886277363 11 mi
18 km
Wet Mountains[73]  Colorado Greenhorn Mountain[74][75][76][77] !B9917664968597 12,352 ft
3765 m
!B9929514137850 3,777 ft
1151 m
!B9893747778100 26 mi
41 km
Southern Sangre de Cristo Range[78]  New Mexico Cerro Vista[79][80][81][82] !B9918007281814 11,937 ft
3638 m
!B9933564837417 2,519 ft
768 m
!B9899641692604 14 mi
23 km
San Juan Mountains[83] North Central San Juan Mountains[84]  Colorado Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] !B9916186265317 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B9928270920401 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B9881730670374 85 mi
137 km
San Miguel Mountains[89] Mount Wilson[90][91][92] !B9916234307223 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B9928880638298 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B9891179983724 33 mi
53 km
Sneffels Range[93] Mount Sneffels[94][95][96][97] !B9916300547008 14,158 ft
4315 m
!B9931652025855 3,050 ft
930 m
!B9898606501237 16 mi
25 km
Needle Mountains[98] Mount Eolus[99][100][101] !B9916349678024 14,089 ft
4294 m
!B9934996416939 2,183 ft
665 m
!B9898669892891 16 mi
25 km
Grenadier Range[102] Vestal Peak[103][104][105] !B9916506268228 13,870 ft
4228 m
!B9941634364141 1,124 ft
343 m
!B9911592750832 4.3 mi
6.9 km
West Needle Mountains[106] Twilight Peak[107][108][109] !B9917029299260 13,163 ft
4012 m
!B9934310516809 2,338 ft
713 m
!B9910304581145 4.9 mi
7.9 km
La Garita Mountains[110] San Luis Peak[111][112][113][114] !B9916397413597 14,022 ft
4274 m
!B9931447598141 3,113 ft
949 m
!B9893215548917 27 mi
43 km
Cochetopa Hills Long Branch Baldy[115] !B9917969149952 3652 m
11,982 ft
!B9938923536986 449 m
1,474 ft
!B9899854183999 22 km
14 mi
East Central San Juan Mountains[116] Half Peak[117][118] !B9916522366221 13,848 ft
4221 m
!B9938742231152 1,501 ft
458 m
!B9912580645359 3.9 mi
6.3 km
Southern San Juan Mountains[119] Summit Peak[120][121][122][123] !B9916919981462 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B9932651111190 2,760 ft
841 m
!B9889297743297 40 mi
64 km
La Plata Mountains[124] Hesperus Mountain[125][126][127] !B9916972979006 13,237 ft
4035 m
!B9932323232134 2,852 ft
869 m
!B9894053672695 25 mi
40 km
Tusas Mountains[128]  New Mexico Grouse Mesa[129][130][131] !B9918458246835 11,410 ft
3478 m
!B9939546392988 1,385 ft
422 m
!B9896768157571 19 mi
30 km
Mosquito Range[132]  Colorado Mount Lincoln[133][134][135][136] !B9916205757383 14,293 ft
4357 m
!B9929291569533 3,862 ft
1177 m
!B9895001515355 23 mi
36 km
Tenmile Range[137] Quandary Peak[138][139][140][141] !B9916220918646 14,271 ft
4350 m
!B9941625611405 1,125 ft
343 m
!B9914649668904 3.2 mi
5.1 km
Front Range[142] Central Front Range[143] Grays Peak[144][145][146][147] !B9916216092114 14,278 ft
4352 m
!B9932614921183 2,770 ft
844 m
!B9893966379461 25 mi
40 km
Mount Evans Massif Mount Evans[148][149][150][151] !B9916225287517 14,265 ft
4348 m
!B9932618593538 2,769 ft
844 m
!B9903347696365 10 mi
16 km
Northern Front Range[152] Longs Peak Massif[153] Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] !B9916229888391 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B9932019368267 2,940 ft
896 m
!B9888410388702 44 mi
70 km
Mummy Range[158] Hagues Peak[159][160][161][162] !B9916722738335 13,573 ft
4137 m
!B9933965712131 2,420 ft
738 m
!B9898488714245 16 mi
26 km
Indian Peaks[163] North Arapaho Peak[164][165][166][167] !B9916770786868 13,508 ft
4117 m
!B9937705229937 1,665 ft
507 m
!B9898822078448 15 mi
25 km
Never Summer Mountains[168] Mount Richthofen[169][170][171] !B9917196006019 12,945 ft
3946 m
!B9932945322784 2,680 ft
817 m
!B9903488273760 10 mi
16 km
Southern Front Range Pikes Peak Massif Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] !B9916330926332 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B9925701587337 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B9885091156659 61 mi
98 km
South Park Hills[176] Waugh Mountain[177][178][179] !B9918194242557 11,716 ft
3571 m
!B9934344815409 2,330 ft
710 m
!B9896196573432 20 mi
32 km
Rampart Range[180] Devils Head[181][182][183][184] !B9920031441927 9,749 ft
2972 m
!B9940588029577 1,248 ft
380 m
!B9905381230022 8 mi
13 km
South Williams Fork Mountains[185] Ptarmigan Peak[186][187][188] !B9917543058685 12,504 ft
3811 m
!B9946074639582 721 ft
220 m
!B9911578289513 4.3 mi
6.9 km
Tarryall Mountains[189] Bison Peak[190][191][192][193] !B9917600370258 12,432 ft
3789 m
!B9933838544968 2,451 ft
747 m
!B9897075155320 18 mi
30 km
Kenosha Mountains[194] Knobby Crest[195][196][197] !B9917598918946 12,434 ft
3790 m
!B9937156046790 1,759 ft
536 m
!B9905037290886 8 mi
13 km
Elk Mountains[198] Castle Peak[199][200][201][202] !B9916215632566 14,279 ft
4352 m
!B9934195689287 2,365 ft
721 m
!B9895744501917 21 mi
34 km
Ruby Range Mount Owen[203][204][205][206] !B9917100085833 13,070 ft
3984 m
!B9939743272815 1,358 ft
414 m
!B9906157063209 7 mi
12 km
West Elk Mountains[207] West Elk Peak[208][209][210][211] !B9917121696597 13,042 ft
3975 m
!B9931505520298 3,095 ft
943 m
!B9899930537390 14 mi
22 km
Gore Range[212] Mount Powell[213][214][215] !B9916713170760 13,586 ft
4141 m
!B9931817318875 3,000 ft
914 m
!B9895440651490 22 mi
35 km
Medicine Bow Mountains[216]  Colorado &
 Wyoming
Clark Peak[217][218][219][220] !B9917189342874 12,954 ft
3948 m
!B9932611368575 2,771 ft
845 m
!B9898023514089 17 mi
27 km
Snowy Range[221]  Wyoming Medicine Bow Peak[222][223][224][225] !B9917941260508 12,016 ft
3662 m
!B9931038417068 3,243 ft
988 m
!B9889097366679 41 mi
66 km
La Sal Mountains[226]  Utah Mount Peale[227][228][229][230] !B9917366673325 12,726 ft
3879 m
!B9924588634685 6,181 ft
1884 m
!B9883235111511 73 mi
118 km
Flat Tops (Colorado)[231]  Colorado Flat Top Mountain[232][233][234][235] !B9917657799853 12,361 ft
3768 m
!B9928806394807 4,054 ft
1236 m
!B9888594434156 43 mi
69 km
Rabbit Ears Range[236] Parkview Mountain[237][238][239][240] !B9917706488938 12,301 ft
3749 m
!B9932960269188 2,676 ft
816 m
!B9902266211328 11 mi
18 km
Park Range[241] Central Park Range[242] Mount Zirkel[243][244][245] !B9917801083333 12,185 ft
3714 m
!B9930361858002 3,470 ft
1058 m
!B9889772808715 38 mi
61 km
Elkhead Mountains[246] Sand Mountain North[247][248] !B9918930543342 10,884 ft
3317 m
!B9935001077017 2,182 ft
665 m
!B9901924728386 11 mi
18 km
White River Plateau[249] Blair Mountain[250][251][252] !B9918410343858 11,465 ft
3495 m
!B9937287658516 1,736 ft
529 m
!B9897532774158 18 mi
28 km
Grand Mesa[253] Crater Peak[254][255][256][257] !B9918526538390 11,333 ft
3454 m
!B9934444013166 2,307 ft
703 m
!B9897266745169 18 mi
29 km
Laramie Mountains[258]  Colorado &
 Wyoming
South Bald Mountain[259][260][261][262] !B9918817929505 11,007 ft
3355 m
!B9936581603111 1,863 ft
568 m
!B9900016569164 14 mi
22 km
Uncompahgre Plateau[263]  Colorado &
 Utah
Horsefly Peak[264][265][266][267] !B9919430343795 10,353 ft
3156 m
!B9939177810896 1,437 ft
438 m
!B9900311929813 13 mi
21 km
Ute Mountain[268]  Colorado Ute Peak[269][270][271][272] !B9919794008501 9,984 ft
3043 m
!B9928843447651 4,039 ft
1231 m
!B9889514937859 39 mi
63 km
Raton Mesa[273]  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277] !B9920151284926 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B9936667736592 1,847 ft
563 m
!B9891379288033 32 mi
52 km

Mountain peaks[edit]

Highest summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 57 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 4,000 meters (13,123.4 ft) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1,640.4 ft) of topographic prominence.

The 57 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 4000 meters of
topographic elevation and 500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B9916103674900 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B9920728379905 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B9861083064813 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Mount Massive[9][10][11][12] Sawatch Range !B9916111835094 14,428 ft
4398 m
!B9936068943135 1,961 ft
598 m
!B9909942267937 5.1 mi
8.2 km
3 Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] Collegiate Peaks !B9916116406804 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B9934357637279 2,327 ft
709 m
!B9899137743107 15 mi
24 km
4 La Plata Peak Collegiate Peaks !B9916153750080 14,368 ft
4379 m
!B9936700349175 1,841 ft
561 m
!B9907797092971 6 mi
10 km
5 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca !B9916161233671 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B9926077466456 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B9879780906061 103 mi
166 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] San Juan Mountains !B9916186265317 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B9928270920401 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B9881730670374 85 mi
137 km
7 Crestone Peak[45][46][47] Crestones !B9916201006991 14,300 ft
4359 m
!B9927643376322 4,554 ft
1388 m
!B9893064654421 27 mi
44 km
8 Mount Lincoln[133][134][135][136] Mosquito Range !B9916205757383 14,293 ft
4357 m
!B9929291569533 3,862 ft
1177 m
!B9895001515355 23 mi
36 km
9 Castle Peak[199][200][201][202] Elk Mountains !B9916215632566 14,279 ft
4352 m
!B9934195689287 2,365 ft
721 m
!B9895744501917 21 mi
34 km
10 Grays Peak[144][145][146][147] Front Range !B9916216092114 14,278 ft
4352 m
!B9932614921183 2,770 ft
844 m
!B9893966379461 25 mi
40 km
11 Mount Antero[23][24][25][26] Sawatch Range !B9916217470886 14,276 ft
4351 m
!B9933628599311 2,503 ft
763 m
!B9897402375835 18 mi
29 km
12 Mount Evans[148][149][150][151] Front Range !B9916221148539 14,271 ft
4350 m
!B9932618593538 2,769 ft
844 m
!B9903347696365 10 mi
16 km
13 Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] Front Range !B9916229888391 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B9932019368267 2,940 ft
896 m
!B9888410388702 44 mi
70 km
14 Mount Wilson[90][91][92] San Miguel Mountains PB !B9916234307223 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B9928880638298 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B9891179983724 33 mi
53 km
15 Mount Princeton NGS Collegiate Peaks !B9916268388548 14,204 ft
4329 m
!B9935023957911 2,177 ft
664 m
!B9909687862939 5.2 mi
8.4 km
16 Mount Yale NGS Collegiate Peaks !B9916269520435 14,202 ft
4329 m
!B9936512019758 1,876 ft
572 m
!B9909028283261 5.5 mi
8.9 km
17 Maroon Peak NGS Elk Mountains !B9916296840044 14,163 ft
4317 m
!B9934319038303 2,336 ft
712 m
!B9905296057226 8 mi
13 km
18 Mount Sneffels[94][95][96][97] Sneffels Range PB !B9916300547008 14,158 ft
4315 m
!B9931652025855 3,050 ft
930 m
!B9898606501237 16 mi
25 km
19 Capitol Peak Elk Mountains !B9916315815646 14,137 ft
4309 m
!B9937322227676 1,730 ft
527 m
!B9906090061283 7 mi
12 km
20 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] Pikes Peak Massif !B9916330926332 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B9925701587337 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B9885091156659 61 mi
98 km
21 Mount Eolus[99][100][101] Needle Mountains !B9916349678024 14,089 ft
4294 m
!B9934996416939 2,183 ft
665 m
!B9898669892891 16 mi
25 km
22 Handies Peak NGS San Juan Mountains !B9916371708445 14,058 ft
4285 m
!B9936448268035 1,888 ft
575 m
!B9902018729631 11 mi
18 km
23 Culebra Peak[51][52][53] Culebra Range !B9916375279844 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B9927061187476 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B9890479661364 35 mi
57 km
24 San Luis Peak[111][112][113][114] La Garita Mountains PB !B9916397413597 14,022 ft
4274 m
!B9931447598141 3,113 ft
949 m
!B9893215548917 27 mi
43 km
25 Mount of the Holy Cross[33][34][35][36][37] Sawatch Range !B9916405138046 14,011 ft
4271 m
!B9935331867589 2,111 ft
643 m
!B9896974008133 19 mi
30 km
26 Grizzly Peak NGS Collegiate Peaks !B9916416618700 13,995 ft
4266 m
!B9936342892909 1,908 ft
582 m
!B9907043997840 7 mi
11 km
27 Mount Ouray[28][29][30][31] Sawatch Range !B9916440559563 13,961 ft
4255 m
!B9933023980122 2,659 ft
810 m
!B9900075862382 14 mi
22 km
28 Vermilion Peak PB San Juan Mountains !B9916484555720 13,900 ft
4237 m
!B9935360287090 2,105 ft
642 m
!B9904112231923 9 mi
15 km
29 Mount Silverheels NGS PB Front Range !B9916535951295 13,829 ft
4215 m
!B9934548543834 2,283 ft
696 m
!B9909152228509 5.5 mi
8.8 km
30 Rio Grande Pyramid NGS PB San Juan Mountains !B9916537374884 13,827 ft
4214 m
!B9936592298459 1,861 ft
567 m
!B9902409603518 11 mi
17 km
31 Bald Mountain PB Front Range !B9916636562494 13,690 ft
4173 m
!B9935388834479 2,099 ft
640 m
!B9905998660563 8 mi
12 km
32 Mount Oso San Juan Mountains !B9916636912385 13,690 ft
4173 m
!B9937711202281 1,664 ft
507 m
!B9909163572810 5.5 mi
8.8 km
33 Mount Jackson PB Sawatch Range !B9916646793462 13,676 ft
4169 m
!B9936870173309 1,810 ft
552 m
!B9914513081415 3.2 mi
5.2 km
34 Bard Peak PB Front Range !B9916668536928 13,647 ft
4159 m
!B9937491274770 1,701 ft
518 m
!B9909243345313 5.4 mi
8.7 km
35 Peak 10 PB Tenmile Range !B9916673659068 13,640 ft
4157 m
!B9937155990834 1,759 ft
536 m
!B9927557724843 0.9 mi
1.4 km
36 West Spanish Peak[55][56][57] Spanish Peaks !B9916680117182 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B9929758048091 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B9895993801508 20 mi
33 km
37 Mount Powell[213][214][215] Gore Range !B9916713170760 13,586 ft
4141 m
!B9931817318875 3,000 ft
914 m
!B9895440651490 22 mi
35 km
38 Hagues Peak[159][160][161][162] Mummy Range !B9916722738335 13,573 ft
4137 m
!B9933965712131 2,420 ft
738 m
!B9898488714245 16 mi
26 km
39 Tower Mountain PB San Juan Mountains !B9916733752375 13,558 ft
4132 m
!B9937783567066 1,652 ft
504 m
!B9909381596363 5.4 mi
8.6 km
40 Treasure Mountain PB Elk Mountains !B9916750957955 13,535 ft
4125 m
!B9932432525115 2,821 ft
860 m
!B9906826005557 7 mi
11 km
41 North Arapaho Peak[164][165][166][167] Indian Peaks PB !B9916770786868 13,508 ft
4117 m
!B9937705229937 1,665 ft
507 m
!B9898822078448 15 mi
25 km
42 Parry Peak Front Range !B9916853294400 13,397 ft
4083 m
!B9937316445209 1,731 ft
528 m
!B9903696343685 9 mi
15 km
43 Bill Williams Peak[19][20][21] Williams Mountains PB !B9916859320695 13,389 ft
4081 m
!B9937603676366 1,682 ft
513 m
!B9913004852517 3.7 mi
6.0 km
44 Sultan Mountain PB San Juan Mountains !B9916870758592 13,373 ft
4076 m
!B9936554765389 1,868 ft
569 m
!B9910921169860 4.6 mi
7.4 km
45 West Buffalo Peak PB Mosquito Range !B9916901751946 13,332 ft
4064 m
!B9935942212801 1,986 ft
605 m
!B9902961836425 10 mi
16 km
46 Mount Herard PB Sangre de Cristo Range !B9916906736453 13,325 ft
4062 m
!B9935673943683 2,040 ft
622 m
!B9910813497218 4.6 mi
7.5 km
47 Summit Peak[120][121][122][123] San Juan Mountains !B9916919981462 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B9932651111190 2,760 ft
841 m
!B9889297743297 40 mi
64 km
48 Dolores Peak PB San Miguel Mountains PB !B9916928880446 13,296 ft
4053 m
!B9936125148036 1,950 ft
594 m
!B9910103062991 5.0 mi
8.0 km
49 Antora Peak PB Sawatch Range !B9916944482633 13,275 ft
4046 m
!B9934011327249 2,409 ft
734 m
!B9907071584065 7 mi
11 km
50 Henry Mountain PB Sawatch Range !B9916954959481 13,261 ft
4042 m
!B9937651285960 1,674 ft
510 m
!B9901717749319 12 mi
19 km
51 Lavender Peak PB La Plata Mountains !B9916966938340 13,245 ft
4037 m
!B9932295225513 2,860 ft
872 m
!B9894056178019 25 mi
40 km
52 Jacque Peak PB Gore Range !B9916992851220 13,211 ft
4027 m
!B9935552139497 2,065 ft
629 m
!B9911071138588 4.5 mi
7.3 km
53 Bennett Peak PB San Juan Mountains !B9916994572359 13,209 ft
4026 m
!B9937247371625 1,743 ft
531 m
!B9897773317079 17 mi
28 km
54 Conejos Peak NGS PB San Juan Mountains !B9917017093656 13,179 ft
4017 m
!B9936321936751 1,912 ft
583 m
!B9905181069375 8 mi
13 km
55 Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62]  New Mexico Taos Mountains !B9917026308754 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B9930539282627 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B9889959021561 37 mi
60 km
56 Twilight Peak[107][108][109]  Colorado West Needle Mountains PB !B9917029299260 13,163 ft
4012 m
!B9934310516809 2,338 ft
713 m
!B9910304581145 4.9 mi
7.9 km
57 South River Peak PB San Juan Mountains !B9917036056109 13,154 ft
4009 m
!B9933850733476 2,448 ft
746 m
!B9895272292541 22 mi
35 km

Most prominent summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the three ultra prominent summits of the Southern Rocky Mountains (with at least 1,500 meters (4,921.3 ft) of topographic prominence.)

The three ultra-prominent mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B9916103674900 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B9920728379905 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B9861083064813 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] Pikes Peak Massif !B9916330926332 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B9925701587337 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B9885091156659 61 mi
98 km
3 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca Massif !B9916161233671 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B9926077466456 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B9879780906061 103 mi
166 km
Blanca Peak on the Sierra Blanca Massif in south-central Colorado

Most isolated summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically isolated peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with a topographic isolation of at least 50 kilometers (31.07 mi) and a topographic prominence of at least 500 meters (1,640.4 ft).

The 15 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 50 kilometers of
topographic isolation and 500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B9916103674900 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B9920728379905 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B9861083064813 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca Massif !B9916161233671 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B9926077466456 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B9879780906061 103 mi
166 km
3 Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] San Juan Mountains !B9916186265317 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B9928270920401 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B9881730670374 85 mi
137 km
4 Mount Peale[227][228][229][230]  Utah La Sal Mountains !B9917366673325 12,726 ft
3879 m
!B9924588634685 6,181 ft
1884 m
!B9883235111511 73 mi
118 km
5 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175]  Colorado Pikes Peak Massif !B9916330926332 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B9925701587337 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B9885091156659 61 mi
98 km
6 Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] Front Range !B9916229888391 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B9932019368267 2,940 ft
896 m
!B9888410388702 44 mi
70 km
7 Flat Top Mountain[232][233][234][235] Flat Tops PB !B9917657799853 12,361 ft
3768 m
!B9928806394807 4,054 ft
1236 m
!B9888594434156 43 mi
69 km
8 Truchas Peak[64][65][66][67]  New Mexico Santa Fe Mountains PB !B9917071510804 13,108 ft
3995 m
!B9928938037823 4,001 ft
1220 m
!B9888702401356 42 mi
68 km
9 Mount Zirkel[243][244][245]  Colorado Park Range !B9917801083333 12,185 ft
3714 m
!B9930361858002 3,470 ft
1058 m
!B9889772808715 38 mi
61 km
10 Medicine Bow Peak[222][223][224][225]  Wyoming Snowy Range PB !B9917941260508 12,016 ft
3662 m
!B9931038417068 3,243 ft
988 m
!B9889097366679 41 mi
66 km
11 Summit Peak[120][121][122][123]  Colorado San Juan Mountains !B9916919981462 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B9932651111190 2,760 ft
841 m
!B9889297743297 40 mi
64 km
12 Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62]  New Mexico Taos Mountains !B9917026308754 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B9930539282627 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B9889959021561 37 mi
60 km
13 Culebra Peak[51][52][53]  Colorado Culebra Range !B9916375279844 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B9927061187476 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B9890479661364 35 mi
57 km
14 Mount Wilson[90][91][92] San Miguel Mountains PB !B9916234307223 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B9928880638298 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B9891179983724 33 mi
53 km
15 Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277] Raton Mesa PB !B9920151284926 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B9936667736592 1,847 ft
563 m
!B9891379288033 32 mi
52 km

Easternmost summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists progressively the easternmost Rocky Mountain summits of their respective elevation.

The easternmost high summits of the Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277]  Colorado Raton Mesa !B9920151284926 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B9936667736592 1,847 ft
563 m
!B9891379288033 32 mi
52 km
37.0982°N
104.4628°W
2 East Spanish Peak[278][279][280][281] Spanish Peaks !B9917397269193 12,688 ft
3867 m
!B9934119817752 2,383 ft
726 m
!B9911782676190 4.2 mi
6.8 km
37.3934°N
104.9201°W
3 West Spanish Peak[282][56][57] !B9916680117182 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B9929758048091 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B9895993801508 20 mi
33 km
37.3756°N
104.9934°W
4 Pikes Peak[283][173][174][175] Front Range !B9916330926332 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B9925701587337 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B9885091156659 61 mi
98 km
38.8405°N
105.0442°W
5 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sangre de Cristo Mountains !B9916161233671 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B9926077466456 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B9879780906061 103 mi
166 km
37.5775°N
105.4856°W
6 Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] Sawatch Range !B9916116406804 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B9934357637279 2,327 ft
709 m
!B9899137743107 15 mi
24 km
38.9244°N
106.3207°W
7 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7] !B9916103674900 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B9920728379905 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B9861083064813 671 mi
1,079 km
39.1178°N
106.4454°W

Mountain passes[edit]

The following sortable table lists the paved mountain passes and highway summits of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

Paved mountain passes and highway summits of the
Southern Rocky Mountains


Rank Mountain Pass State Elevation Route
1 Mount Evans Scenic Byway[284][285]  Colorado 14,160 feet
4316 m
005Colorado 5.svg
2 Pikes Peak Highway[286] 14,115 feet
4302 m
9992005-05-13 Pikes Peak Highway.jpg
3 Trail Ridge Road[285][287] 12,183 feet
3713 m
034US 34.svg
4 Independence Pass[285][288] 12,095 feet
3687 m
082Colorado 82.svg
5 Loveland Pass[288] 11,992 feet
3655 m
006US 6.svg
6 Hoosier Pass[288] 11,541 feet
3518 m
009Colorado 9.svg
7 Slumgullion Pass 11,361 feet
3463 m
149Colorado 149.svg
8 Fremont Pass[288] 11,318 feet
3450 m
091Colorado 91.svg
9 Berthoud Pass[288] 11,315 feet
3449 m
040US 40.svg
10 Monarch Pass[288] 11,312 feet
3448 m
050US 50.svg
11 Eisenhower Tunnel[289] 11,158 feet
3401 m
070I-70.svg
12 Warrior Mountain Summit[290] 11,140 feet
3395 m
103Colorado 103.svg
13 Juniper Pass 11,040 feet
3365 m
103Colorado 103.svg
14 Red Mountain Pass 11,018 feet
3358 m
550US 550.svg
15 Molas Divide 10,910 feet
3325 m
550US 550.svg
16 Spring Creek Pass[288] 10,901 feet
3323 m
149Colorado 149.svg
17 Wolf Creek Pass[288] 10,850 feet
3307 m
160US 160.svg
18 Snowy Range Pass[285]  Wyoming 10,847 feet
3306 m
130WY-130.svg
19 Grand Mesa Summit  Colorado 10,839 feet
3304 m
065Colorado 65.svg
20 Milner Pass[287][288] 10,758 feet
3279 m
034US 34.svg
21 Vail Pass 10,666 feet
3251 m
070I-70.svg
22 Coal Bank Pass 10,640 feet
3243 m
550US 550.svg
23 Tennessee Pass[288] 10,424 feet
3177 m
024US 24.svg
24 Cameron Pass 10,276 feet
3132 m
014Colorado 14.svg
25 La Manga Pass 10,230 feet
3118 m
017Colorado 17.svg
26 Lizard Head Pass 10,222 feet
3116 m
145Colorado 145.svg
27 North Pass[288] 10,149 feet
3093 m
114Colorado 114.svg
28 Cumbres Pass 10,022 feet
3055 m
017Colorado 17.svg
29 Kenosha Pass 10,001 feet
3048 m
285US 285.svg
30 Red Hill Pass 09,993 feet
3046 m
285US 285.svg
31 Cucharas Pass 09,941 feet
3030 m
012Colorado 12.svg
32 Battle Pass[285][288]  Wyoming 09,915 feet
3022 m
070WY-70.svg
33 Bobcat Pass  New Mexico 09,833 feet
2997 m
038New Mexico 38.svg
34 Willow Creek Pass[288]  Colorado 09,621 feet
2932 m
125Colorado 125.svg
35 Gore Pass 09,527 feet
2904 m
134Colorado 134.svg
36 Wilkerson Pass 09,507 feet
2898 m
024US 24.svg
37 Currant Creek Pass 09,482 feet
2890 m
009Colorado 9.svg
38 Rabbit Ears Pass[288] 09,426 feet
2873 m
040US 40.svg
39 North La Veta Pass 09,413 feet
2869 m
160US 160.svg
40 Trout Creek Pass 09,346 feet
2849 m
024.285US 24.svgUS 285.svg
41 Battle Mountain Summit 09,267 feet
2825 m
024US 24.svg
42 Ute Pass 09,165 feet
2793 m
024US 24.svg
43 Wind River Pass 09,148 feet
2788 m
007Colorado 7.svg
44 Black Mesa Summit 09,121 feet
2780 m
092Colorado 92.svg
45 Palo Flechado Pass  New Mexico 09,109 feet
2776 m
064US 64.svg
46 Hardscrabble Pass  Colorado 09,085 feet
2769 m
096Colorado 96.svg
47 Poncha Pass 09,010 feet
2746 m
285US 285.svg
48 Dallas Divide 08,970 feet
2734 m
062Colorado 62.svg
49 Muddy Pass[288] 08,772 feet
2674 m
040US 40.svg
50 McClure Pass 08,755 feet
2669 m
133Colorado 133.svg
51 Blue Mesa Summit 08,704 feet
2653 m
050US 50.svg
52 Wondervu Hill 08,660 feet
2640 m
072Colorado 72.svg
53 Happy Jack Summit[291]  Wyoming 08,640 feet
2633 m
080I-80.svg
54 U.S. Hill  New Mexico 08,562 feet
2610 m
518New Mexico 518.svg
55 Douglas Pass  Colorado 08,268 feet
2520 m
139Colorado 139.svg
56 Cerro Summit 07,950 feet
2423 m
050US 50.svg
57 Raton Pass[292]  New Mexico 07,834 feet
2388 m
025I-25.svg
58 Yellowjacket Pass  Colorado 07,783 feet
2372 m
160US 160.svg
59 Glorieta Pass  New Mexico 07,557 feet
2303 m
025I-25.svg
60 South Pass[293]  Wyoming 07,550 feet
2301 m
028WY-28.svg
61 Monument Hill  Colorado 07,343 feet
2238 m
025I-25.svg
62 Morton Pass  Wyoming 07,173 feet
2186 m
034.1WY-34.svg
63 Unaweep Divide  Colorado 07,048 feet
2148 m
141Colorado 141.svg
64 Separation Summit  Wyoming 07,005 feet
2135 m
080I-80.svg
65 Robinson Summit[288] 06,927 feet
2111 m
080I-80.svg

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Sawatch is pronounced /səˈwæ/. This name comes from a Ute language word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth". The Spanish language version of this name is usually spelled Saguache, while the English language version is usually spelled Sawatch
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  4. ^ a b c d e The summit of Mount Elbert is the highest point of the Rocky Mountains and the State of Colorado.
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  9. ^ a b Mount Massive the second highest peak of the Rocky Mountains
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  12. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Massive includes an adjustment of +2.086 m (+6.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  14. ^ a b c The summit of Mount Harvard is the highest point of the Collegiate Peaks.
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  16. ^ a b c "Mount Harvard". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c The elevation of Mount Harvard includes an adjustment of +2.084 m (+6.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  19. ^ a b The summit of Bill Williams Peak is the highest point of the Williams Mountains.
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  21. ^ a b The elevation of Bill Williams Peak includes an adjustment of +2.044 m (+6.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  37. ^ a b The summit elevation of Mount of the Holy Cross includes a vertical offset of +0.6 m (+2.0 ft) from the benchmark.
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  42. ^ a b c d e The elevation of Blanca Peak includes an adjustment of +1.755 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  47. ^ a b The elevation of Crestone Peak includes an adjustment of +1.76 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  53. ^ a b c The elevation of Culebra Peak includes an adjustment of +1.74 m (+5.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  57. ^ a b c The elevation of West Spanish Peak includes an adjustment of +1.468 m (+4.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
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  62. ^ a b c The elevation of Wheeler Peak includes an adjustment of +1.631 m (+5.4 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  63. ^ "Santa Fe Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  64. ^ a b The summit of Truchas Peak is the highest point of the Santa Fe Mountains.
  65. ^ a b "Truchas Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  66. ^ a b "Truchas Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  67. ^ a b The elevation of Truchas Peak includes an adjustment of +1.478 m (+4.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  68. ^ "Cimarron Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  69. ^ The summit of Baldy Mountain is the highest point of the Cimarron Range.
  70. ^ "Baldy Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  71. ^ "Baldy Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  72. ^ The elevation of Baldy Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.383 m (+4.5 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  73. ^ "Wet Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  74. ^ The summit of Greenhorn Mountain is the highest point of the Wet Mountains.
  75. ^ "Greenhorn Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  76. ^ "Greenhorn Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  77. ^ The elevation of Greenhorn Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.401 m (+4.6 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  78. ^ "Southern Sangre de Cristo Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  79. ^ The summit of Cerro Vista is the highest point of the southern Sangre de Cristo Range.
  80. ^ "Cerro Vista". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  81. ^ "Cerro Vista". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  82. ^ The elevation of Cerro Vista includes an adjustment of +1.441 m (+4.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  83. ^ "San Juan Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  84. ^ "North Central San Juan Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  85. ^ a b c The summit of Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point of the San Juan Mountains.
  86. ^ a b c "Uncompahgre Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  87. ^ a b c "Uncompahgre Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  88. ^ a b c The elevation of Uncompahgre Peak includes an adjustment of +1.967 m (+6.5 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  89. ^ "San Miguel Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  90. ^ a b c The summit of Mount Wilson is the highest point of the San Miguel Mountains.
  91. ^ a b c "Mount Wilson". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  92. ^ a b c The elevation of Mount Wilson includes an adjustment of +1.899 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  93. ^ "Sneffels Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  94. ^ a b The summit of Mount Sneffels is the highest point of the Sneffels Range.
  95. ^ a b "Mount Sneffels". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  96. ^ a b "Mount Sneffels". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  97. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Sneffels includes an adjustment of +1.879 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  98. ^ "Needle Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  99. ^ a b The summit of Mount Eolus is the highest point of the Needle Mountains.
  100. ^ a b "Mount Eolus". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  101. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Eolus includes an adjustment of +1.756 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  102. ^ "Grenadier Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  103. ^ The summit of Vestal Peak is the highest point of the Grenadier Range.
  104. ^ "Vestal Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  105. ^ The elevation of Vestal Peak includes an adjustment of +1.781 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  106. ^ "West Needle Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  107. ^ a b The summit of Twilight Peak is the highest point of the West Needle Mountains.
  108. ^ a b "Twilight Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  109. ^ a b The elevation of Twilight Peak includes an adjustment of +1.537 m (+5.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  110. ^ "La Garita Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  111. ^ a b The summit of San Luis Peak is the highest point of the La Garita Mountains.
  112. ^ a b "San Luis Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  113. ^ a b "San Luis Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  114. ^ a b The elevation of San Luis Peak includes an adjustment of +2.098 m (+6.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  115. ^ "Long Branch Baldy". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  116. ^ "East Central San Juan Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  117. ^ "Half Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  118. ^ The elevation of Half Peak includes an adjustment of +1.998 m (+6.6 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  119. ^ "Southern San Juan Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  120. ^ a b c The summit of Summit Peak is the highest point of the southern San Juan Mountains.
  121. ^ a b c "Summit Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  122. ^ a b c "Summit Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  123. ^ a b c The elevation of Summit Peak includes an adjustment of +1.877 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  124. ^ "La Plata Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  125. ^ The summit of Hesperus Mountain is the highest point of the La Plata Mountains.
  126. ^ "Hesperus Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  127. ^ The elevation of Hesperus Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.65 m (+5.4 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  128. ^ "Tusas Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  129. ^ The summit of Grouse Mesa is the highest point of the Tusas Mountains.
  130. ^ "Grouse Mesa". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  131. ^ The elevation of Grouse Mesa includes an adjustment of +1.627 m (+5.3 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  132. ^ "Mosquito Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. 
  133. ^ a b The summit of Mount Lincoln is the highest point of the Mosquito Range.
  134. ^ a b "Mount Lincoln". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  135. ^ a b "Mount Lincoln". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  136. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Lincoln includes an adjustment of +2.098 m (+6.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  137. ^ "Tenmile Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  138. ^ The summit of Quandary Peak is the highest point of the Tenmile Range.
  139. ^ "Quandary Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  140. ^ "Quandary Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  141. ^ The elevation of Quandary Peak includes an adjustment of +2.071 m (+6.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  142. ^ "Front Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  143. ^ "Central Front Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  144. ^ a b The summit of Grays Peak is the highest point of the Front Range and the Continental Divide of North America.
  145. ^ a b "Grays Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  146. ^ a b "Grays Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  147. ^ a b The elevation of Grays Peak includes an adjustment of +1.881 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  148. ^ a b "Mount Evans". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  149. ^ a b "Mount Evans". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  150. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Evans includes an adjustment of +1.827 m (+6.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  151. ^ a b The summit elevation of Mount Evans includes a vertical offset of +1.8 m (+5.9 ft) from the benchmark.
  152. ^ "Northern Front Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  153. ^ "Longs Peak Massif". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  154. ^ a b c The summit of Longs Peak is the highest point of the northern Front Range.
  155. ^ a b c "Longs Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  156. ^ a b c "Longs Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  157. ^ a b c The elevation of Longs Peak includes an adjustment of +1.653 m (+5.4 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  158. ^ "Mummy Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  159. ^ a b The summit of Hagues Peak is the highest point of the Mummy Range.
  160. ^ a b "Hagues Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  161. ^ a b "Hagues Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  162. ^ a b The elevation of Hagues Peak includes an adjustment of +1.719 m (+5.6 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  163. ^ "Indian Peaks". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  164. ^ a b The summit of North Arapaho Peak is the highest point of the Indian Peaks.
  165. ^ a b "North Arapaho Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  166. ^ a b "North Arapaho Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  167. ^ a b The elevation of North Arapaho Peak includes an adjustment of +1.762 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  168. ^ "Never Summer Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  169. ^ The summit of Mount Richthofen is the highest point of the Never Summer Mountains.
  170. ^ "Mount Richthofen". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  171. ^ The elevation of Mount Richthofen includes an adjustment of +1.658 m (+5.4 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  172. ^ a b c d The summit of Pikes Peak is the highest point of the southern Front Range.
  173. ^ a b c d e "Pikes Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  174. ^ a b c d e "Pikes Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  175. ^ a b c d e The elevation of Pikes Peak includes an adjustment of +1.68 m (+5.5 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  176. ^ "South Park Hills". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  177. ^ The summit of Waugh Mountain is the highest point of the South Park Hills.
  178. ^ "Waugh Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  179. ^ The elevation of Waugh Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.702 m (+5.6 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  180. ^ "Rampart Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  181. ^ The summit of Devils Head is the highest point of the Rampart Range.
  182. ^ "Devils Head". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  183. ^ "Devils Head". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  184. ^ The elevation of Devils Head includes an adjustment of +1.239 m (+4.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  185. ^ "South Williams Fork Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  186. ^ The summit of Ptarmigan Peak is the highest point of the South Williams Fork Mountains.
  187. ^ "Ptarmigan Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  188. ^ The elevation of Ptarmigan Peak includes an adjustment of +1.789 m (+5.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  189. ^ "Tarryall Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  190. ^ The summit of Bison Peak is the highest point of the Tarryall Mountains.
  191. ^ "Bison Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  192. ^ "Bison Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  193. ^ The elevation of Bison Peak includes an adjustment of +1.624 m (+5.3 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  194. ^ "Kenosha Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  195. ^ The summit of Knobby Crest is the highest point of the Kenosha Mountains.
  196. ^ "Knobby Crest". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  197. ^ The elevation of Knobby Crest includes an adjustment of +1.595 m (+5.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  198. ^ "Elk Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  199. ^ a b The summit of Castle Peak is the highest point of the Elk Mountains.
  200. ^ a b "Castle Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  201. ^ a b "Castle Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  202. ^ a b The elevation of Castle Peak includes an adjustment of +2.165 m (+7.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  203. ^ The summit of Mount Owen is the highest point of the Ruby Range.
  204. ^ "Mount Owen". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  205. ^ "Mount Owen". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  206. ^ The elevation of Mount Owen includes an adjustment of +1.99 m (+6.5 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  207. ^ "West Elk Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  208. ^ The summit of West Elk Peak is the highest point of the West Elk Mountains.
  209. ^ "West Elk Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  210. ^ "West Elk Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  211. ^ The elevation of West Elk Peak includes an adjustment of +2.105 m (+6.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  212. ^ "Gore Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  213. ^ a b The summit of Mount Powell is the highest point of the Gore Range.
  214. ^ a b "Mount Powell". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  215. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Powell includes an adjustment of +1.771 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  216. ^ "Medicine Bow Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  217. ^ The summit of Clark Peak is the highest point of the Medicine Box Mountains.
  218. ^ "Clark Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  219. ^ "Clark Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  220. ^ The elevation of Clark Peak includes an adjustment of +1.628 m (+5.3 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  221. ^ "Snowy Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  222. ^ a b The summit of Medicine Bow Peak is the highest point of the Snowy Range.
  223. ^ a b "Medicine Bow Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  224. ^ a b "Medicine Bow Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  225. ^ a b The elevation of Medicine Bow Peak includes an adjustment of +1.495 m (+4.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  226. ^ "La Sal Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  227. ^ a b The summit of Mount Peale is the highest point of the La Sal Mountains.
  228. ^ a b "Mount Peale". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  229. ^ a b "Mount Peale". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  230. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Peale includes an adjustment of +1.509 m (+5.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  231. ^ "Flat Tops (Colorado)". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  232. ^ a b The summit of Flat Top Mountain is the highest point of the Flat Tops.
  233. ^ a b "Flat Top Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  234. ^ a b "Flat Top Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  235. ^ a b The elevation of Flat Top Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.698 m (+5.6 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  236. ^ "Rabbit Ears Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  237. ^ The summit of Parkview Mountain is the highest point of the Rabbit Ears Range.
  238. ^ "Parkview Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  239. ^ "Parkview Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  240. ^ The elevation of Parkview Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.589 m (+5.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  241. ^ "Park Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  242. ^ "Central Park Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  243. ^ a b The summit of Mount Zirkel is the highest point of the Park Range.
  244. ^ a b "Mount Zirkel". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  245. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Zirkel includes an adjustment of +1.632 m (+5.4 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  246. ^ "Elkhead Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  247. ^ The summit of Sand Mountain North is the highest point of the Elkhead Mountains.
  248. ^ The elevation of Sand Mountain North includes an adjustment of +1.512 m (+5.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  249. ^ "White River Plateau". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  250. ^ The summit of Blair Mountain is the highest point of the White River Plateau.
  251. ^ "Blair Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  252. ^ The elevation of Blair Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.565 m (+5.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  253. ^ "Grand Mesa". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  254. ^ The summit of Crater Peak is the highest point of Grand Mesa.
  255. ^ "Crater Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  256. ^ "Crater Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  257. ^ The elevation of Crater Peak includes an adjustment of +1.75 m (+5.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  258. ^ "Laramie Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  259. ^ The summit of South Bald Mountain is the highest point of the Laramie Mountains.
  260. ^ "South Bald Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  261. ^ "South Bald Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  262. ^ The elevation of South Bald Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.425 m (+4.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  263. ^ "Uncompahgre Plateau". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  264. ^ The summit of Horsefly Peak is the highest point of the Uncompahgre Plateau.
  265. ^ "Horsefly Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  266. ^ "Horsefly Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  267. ^ The elevation of Horsefly Peak includes an adjustment of +1.581 m (+5.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  268. ^ "Ute Mountain". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  269. ^ The summit of Ute Peak is the highest point of Ute Mountain.
  270. ^ "Ute Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  271. ^ "Ute Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  272. ^ The elevation of Ute Peak includes an adjustment of +1.139 m (+3.7 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  273. ^ "Raton Mesa". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  274. ^ a b c The summit of Fishers Peak is the highest point of Raton Mesa and the High Plains.
  275. ^ a b c "Fishers Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  276. ^ a b c "Fishers Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  277. ^ a b c The elevation of Fishers Peak includes an adjustment of +1.145 m (+3.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  278. ^ East Spanish Peak the easternmost 3800 meter (12,467.2-foot) summit of Northern America
  279. ^ "East Spanish Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  280. ^ "East Spanish Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  281. ^ The elevation of East Spanish Peak includes an adjustment of +1.372 m (+4.5 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  282. ^ West Spanish Peak the easternmost 4000 meter (13,123.4-foot) summit of Northern America
  283. ^ Pikes Peak is the easternmost 14,000-foot (4267.2 m) summit of Northern America. Pikes Peak was the inspiration for the lyrics of America the Beautiful"
  284. ^ The state highway up Mount Evans ends about a quarter mile (400 m) from the summit. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved highway in North America.
  285. ^ a b c d e This highway is closed during the winter.
  286. ^ The toll road up Pikes Peak ends at the summit of the mountain. Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain summit in North America.
  287. ^ a b Trail Ridge Road (U.S. Highway Route 34) crosses the Continental Divide at Milner Pass but reaches its highest point several miles northeast of the pass. Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved through highway in North America.
  288. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p This pass lies on the Continental Divide of the Americas.
  289. ^ The highest elevation in the Eisenhower Tunnel is a short distance inside the West Portal. The tunnel passes under the Continental Divide a few miles west of Loveland Pass. The Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest elevation on the Interstate Highway System of the United States.
  290. ^ The high point near Warrior Mountain is the highest point on Colorado State Highway 103.
  291. ^ Happy Jack Summit is the highest point on I-80.
  292. ^ Raton Pass was the highest point on the historic Santa Fe Trail, and now is the highest point on I-25.
  293. ^ South Pass was the highest point on the historic Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail.

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