Elevation

14,361 ft / 4,377 m

#4 in Colorado

#27 in United States

Prominence

1,836 ft / 560 m

#74 in Colorado

#1,085 in United States

Summits

83 summits

#21 in Colorado

#365 in United States

Top climbing months

August   35%

July   25%

September  13%

Most climbed route

Northwest Ridge (Standard)

9.3 mi • 4,543 ft gain • Class 2

Highlights

  • La Plata Peak is a Colorado 14er in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
  • The peak's name means 'silver' in Spanish. This comes from the many silver deposits in the area. The nearby ghost towns of Winfield and Hamilton were prominent silver mining towns in the early part of the 20th Century.
  • A distinguishing feature of La Plata Peak is a 2 mile long northeast ridge called the Ellingwood Ridge. The Ellingwood Ridge is a technical (Class 3) jagged series of rock pinnacles and towers guaranteed to exhaust you.
16 summits • 9.3 mi • 4,543 ft gain • 6 hr 58 min • Class 2
1 summit • 9.8 mi • 4,280 ft gain • 5 hr 39 min

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