Elevation

14,315 ft / 4,363 m

Prominence

4,242 ft / 1,293 m

Summits

53 summits

Top climbing months

July   24%

August   24%

September  13%

Most climbed route

Nellie Creek

Highlights

  • Uncompahgre peak is the highest Colorado 14er in the San Juan Range.
  • Has a broad summit plateau, rising about 1,500 feet above the broad surrounding alpine basins.
  • Its distinct shape and easy standard route attracts many summit seekers.
  • The south, east, and west sides are not particularly steep, but the north face boasts a 700 foot cliff.
  • Like all peaks in the San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre is of volcanic origin, but is not a volcano.
  • The rock is of poor quality for climbing, precluding an ascent of the north face.

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