Elevation

13,232 ft / 4,033 m

#599 in Colorado

#810 in United States

Prominence

2,852 ft / 869 m

#19 in Colorado

#445 in United States

Summits

5 summits

#325 in Colorado

#3,886 in United States

Top climbing months

June   40%

September  40%

July   20%

Most climbed route

East Ridge

Highlights

  • Hesperus Mountain lies in the La Plata Mountains, a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains.
  • Though not of particularly high elevation for the region, it is visually quite prominent and near the southern edge of the San Juans.
  • Hesperus may be the high point of the La Plata Mountains, but this is disputed with the crown possibly going to nearby Lavender Mountain, about 0.4 miles to the southeast.

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