13,232 ft / 4,033 m

#581 in Colorado

#786 in United States


2,852 ft / 869 m

#19 in Colorado

#399 in United States


4 summits

#374 in Colorado

#4,105 in United States

Top climbing months

September  50%

June   25%

July   25%

Most climbed route

East Ridge


  • 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.