14,202 ft / 4,329 m

#27 in Colorado

#58 in United States


1,896 ft / 578 m

#75 in Colorado

#1,111 in United States


99 summits

#20 in Colorado

#386 in United States

Top climbing months

August   24%

July   20%

June   19%

Most climbed route

Southwest Slopes via Denny Creek TH

9.7 mi • 4,218 ft gain • Class 2


  • One of the celebrated Colorado 14ers in the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range.
  • Like other Sawatch peaks, much of the upper part of the mountain is covered in scree and boulder fields.
  • The standard Class 2 route for climbing Mount Yale begins at the Denny Creek Trailhead.
  • Due to the similarity in heights of Mount Princeton and Mount Yale (Princeton is 1 foot higher), it was once a tradition for the alumni of each school to carry rocks to the top of their respective mountain in order to add to the stone pyramid built at the summit. The graduates used these rock towers to ensure their mountain was the tallest. Despite these efforts Princeton undisputedly remains taller.
35 summits • 9.7 mi • 4,218 ft gain • 8 hr 55 min • Class 2