Elevation

14,007 ft / 4,269 m

#75 in Colorado

#118 in United States

Prominence

501 ft / 153 m

#717 in Colorado

#4,019 in United States

Summits

42 summits

#47 in Colorado

#526 in United States

Top climbing months

August   28%

September  28%

July   11%

Most climbed route

Ridge connected to Redcloud

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

Awards

Challenges