14,070 ft / 4,289 m


1,204 ft / 367 m


51 summits

Top climbing months

July   23%

August   21%

September  13%

Most climbed route

West Ridge


  • Humboldt Peak is a Colorado 14er in the Sangre de Cristo Range.
  • It is the least challenging climb of the Crestone group of fourteeners, which include Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, and Kit Carson Peak.
  • Despite the rather impressive north face of Humboldt Peak, the standard route on the peak is not much more than a hike along a decent trail with some minor rock scrambling (Class 2) near the summit.
"After getting turned around due to dangerous winds at around 12.6 K around a month ago, I hadn't been able to stop thinking coming back for a second try. This time we faced a sketchy forecast, and the storm clouds hanging over the Sangre de Cristos as we drove past Westcliffe the night before turned the car very quiet. the We started the bushwhack up towards east ridge at 4 AM, and things were eerily quiet as we trudged upwards through the brush with our headlamps. We caught an amazing red sunrise as we approached treeline, and then moved up across the bare slopes to the ridge. The view of th" - LGH-Dan, Jul 8, 2017
"Hiked in and set up a camp at Lower South Colony lake and intended to climb it the same night but were shut down because of rain. The next day we woke up to a little snow on the surrounding peaks so we took our time climbing Humboldt since we had the whole day. Clouds hung out around the peaks all day." - Yosemike, Sep 16, 2013
"As if the Crestones traverse wasn't enough that day, I trimmed down my pack to water, flashlight and a snack at our Colony Lakes camp and hit the trail to the summit of Humbolt. I just wish I had brought my camera. " - ChrisMeloche, Sep 5, 1999



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