Elevation

14,270 ft / 4,349 m

#15 in Colorado

#44 in United States

Prominence

2,764 ft / 842 m

#25 in Colorado

#533 in United States

Summits

217 summits

#7 in Colorado

#139 in United States

Top climbing months

July   29%

August   27%

September  14%

Most climbed route

West Ridge via Mt. Spalding via Summit Lake (1-way)

3.3 mi • 1,751 ft gain • Class 2

Highlights

  • Mount Blue Sky is a Colorado 14er in the Front Range and the closest fourteener to Denver.
  • Mount Blue Sky dominates the Denver area skyline.
  • Unfortunately for hikers and mountaineers, there is a road to the summit, the highest paved road in North America.
  • There are annual bike and running races to the summit using this road.
  • The ruins of the Crest House, which once contained a restaurant and gift shop, serve as an observation platform near the summit.
  • Mount Blue Sky is an extremely busy place but offers up a multitude of interesting routes that get away from the crowds.
  • Officially renamed Mount Blue Sky in Sep 2023 to remove recognition of former 1862-5 Colorado Governor John Evans, responsible for crimes against Native Americans.
28 summits • 3.3 mi • 1,751 ft gain • 5 hr 0 min • Class 2
15 summits • 0.8 mi • 798 ft gain • 2 hr 29 min
1 summit • 11.5 mi • 3,802 ft gain • 12 hr 53 min
1 summit • 11.8 mi • 4,049 ft gain • 10 hr 13 min
1 summit • 1.4 mi • 186 ft gain • 1 hr 48 min
1 summit • 6.1 mi • 1,971 ft gain • 6 hr 23 min
1 summit • 7.6 mi • 1,618 ft gain • 6 hr 27 min

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