14,246 ft / 4,342 m

#19 in Colorado

#44 in United States


4,024 ft / 1,227 m

#8 in Colorado

#175 in United States


20 summits

#99 in Colorado

#1,186 in United States

Top climbing months

July   30%

September  30%

August   25%

Most climbed route

Mount Wilson-El Diente Ridge

Class 4


  • Mount Wilson is a Colorado 14er and the highest in the San Miguel Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains.
  • One of the most difficult 14ers to climb; the easiest route is a Class 3 scramble on loose rock. The final, airy moves to the summit give many pause.
  • Its neighbors are 14ers Wilson Peak and sentimental favorite El Diente.
  • The mile-long ridge traverse between Mount Wilson and El Diente is one of the 4 great Colorado 14er traverses.