14,294 ft / 4,357 m

#9 in Colorado

#37 in United States


4,554 ft / 1,388 m

#5 in Colorado

#137 in United States


42 summits

#62 in Colorado

#868 in United States

Top climbing months

August   38%

July   21%

September  21%

Most climbed route

South Face via South Colony Lakes

Class 3


  • The awe-inspiring Crestone Peak towers above the surrounding Sangres and exudes a palpable sense of adventure.
  • The standard route is a day hike from South Colony Lake, over Broken Hand Pass, and up and down the south side of the peak.
  • The summit is fully panoramic with a sense of extreme airiness and excellent views of the Great Sand Dunes off to the south.
  • Traversing the ridge between the two peaks is a more difficult option, considered one of the four great Colorado 14er traverses.
1 summit • 16.3 mi • 5,542 ft gain • 17 hr 7 min