La Plata Peak

La Plata Peak is a Colorado 14er in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The peak's name means 'silver' in Spanish. This comes from the many silver deposits in the area. The nearby ghost towns of Winfield and Hamilton were prominent silver mining towns in the early part of the 20th Century. A distinguishing feature of La Plata Peak is a 2 mile long northeast ridge called the Ellingwood Ridge. The Ellingwood Ridge is a technical (Class 3) jagged series of rock pinnacles and towers guaranteed to exhaust you.

La Plata Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by joshcouts

62 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 13, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Northwest Ridge (Standard), Southwest Ridge and Northwest Ridge.

Others who’ve summited La Plata Peak

  • bfsmith
  • denneyr
  • DandyDon
  • BobbyFinn
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul
  • madeinus
  • MattAbbotts
  • TI83plus
  • hurdles
  • Shreddergirl
  • marmot
  • AspenBear
  • cponyicky
  • Alpenglo
  • SkiBumDunn
  • LChamp
  • undboarder
  • dmatty
  • roald
  • crobinso
  • justin_b
  • hansuecker
  • ashleigh
  • bmannlein
  • brianasher
  • saffronZ
  • Flyhigh
  • gttremblay

Routes Used trails & approaches

48% Northwest Ridge (Standard)

24% Southwest Ridge

18% Northwest Ridge

9% Ellingwood Ridge


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14,361 ft / 4,377 m


1,836 ft / 560 m

Height Rank Range

Sawatch Range


Colorado, United States

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  • joshcouts
  • bfsmith
  • denneyr
  • DandyDon
  • COdeacon
  • BobbyFinn
  • WaxDr
  • jbyrd
  • susanjoypaul
  • kayne
  • 14erkid
  • madeinus

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