Windom Peak

Windom Peak is a Colorado 14er within the Weminuche Wilderness in the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains. Windom Peak is one of three fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the other two are Mount Eolus and Sunlight Peak. Windom and Sunlight lie on the east side of Twin Lakes, in upper Chicago Basin, while Eolus lies on the west side. All three peaks are relatively remote by Colorado standards, and have a strong wilderness character; however they can be popular in summer. A popular way to access Chicago Basin is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Windom Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

22 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 21, 2013. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Windom Peak

  • 100peaks
  • hauteroute
  • DandyDon
  • madeinus
  • jasonfoisset1
  • bmannlein
  • Flippy
  • brianasher
  • robertocampo

Routes Used trails & approaches

100% Chicago Basin approach to West Ridge (Standard)


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14,087 ft / 4,294 m


1,022 ft / 312 m

Height Rank Range

Needle Mountains


Colorado, United States

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  • 100peaks
  • scott
  • hauteroute
  • DandyDon
  • susanjoypaul
  • madeinus
  • hurdles
  • Delos
  • ChrisMeloche
  • ianbrogden
  • bruceparker
  • tombrown

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