Elevation

14,007 ft / 4,269 m

#75 in Colorado

#119 in United States

Prominence

501 ft / 153 m

#755 in Colorado

#4,798 in United States

Summits

45 summits

#47 in Colorado

#597 in United States

Top climbing months

August   31%

September  26%

July   13%

Most climbed route

Via Redcloud Peak

10.4 mi • 4,027 ft gain • Class 2

Highlights

  • Sunshine Peak is Colorado 14er in the San Juan Mountains about 1 mile south of fellow 14er Redcloud Peak.
  • Dubious distinction of being the lowest of Colorado's 54 official fourteeners.
  • Only has prominence of 481 feet from its higher neighbor Redcloud Peak. The two 14ers are usually climbed in combination.
  • Steeper local relief than many other fourteeners: it rises 4,450 feet in only 1.2 miles
17 summits • 10.4 mi • 4,027 ft gain • 6 hr 52 min • Class 2
5 summits • 12.0 mi • 4,935 ft gain • 9 hr 9 min

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