Elevation

14,055 ft / 4,284 m

#54 in Colorado

#98 in United States

Prominence

1,908 ft / 582 m

#71 in Colorado

#1,072 in United States

Summits

84 summits

#27 in Colorado

#466 in United States

Top climbing months

July   31%

August   30%

September  17%

Most climbed route

Southwest Slopes via American Basin

5.9 mi • 2,221 ft gain • Class 1

Highlights

  • Handies Peak is a Colorado 14er in the San Juan Mountains.
  • No roads or towns can be seen from the remote summit.
  • Near two other 14ers: Redcloud Peak and Sunshine Peak.
  • Climbers typically climb Handies one day and hit Redcloud and Sunshine the next.
18 summits • 5.9 mi • 2,221 ft gain • 5 hr 26 min • Class 1
11 summits • 11.5 mi • 3,598 ft gain • 6 hr 40 min
1 summit • 7.6 mi • 2,888 ft gain • 4 hr 20 min
1 summit • 8.0 mi • 3,554 ft gain • 3 hr 37 min
1 summit • 5.7 mi • 2,368 ft gain • 3 hr 17 min

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