14,025 ft / 4,275 m

#64 in Colorado

#104 in United States


1,638 ft / 499 m

#90 in Colorado

#1,191 in United States


27 summits

#79 in Colorado

#935 in United States

Top climbing months

August   43%

July   33%

June   6%

Most climbed route

Northeast Ridge via Maroon Lake

Class 4


  • Pyramid Peak is a Colorado 14er in the Elk Mountains.
  • The summit somewhat resembles a ragged square pyramid and is visible from the Roaring Fork River valley north of Aspen along the canyon of Maroon Creek.
  • Like many of the peaks in the Elks, Pyramid Peak is quite steep. The peak's summit rises 4,000 feet above Crater Lake in only 1.2 miles.
  • The standard climbing route on Pyramid involves difficult route finding, high exposure, and a great deal of loose rock.
  • Hence it is one of the most difficult and dangerous of all of the standard routes on the Colorado fourteeners.
1 summit • 4.5 mi • 728 ft gain • 4 hr 12 min