Colorado peaks

4,826 peaks

Highest peak

Mount Elbert

14,440 ft / 4,401 m

Most summited peak

Mount Elbert

278 summits

Most prominent peak

Mount Elbert

9,093 ft / 2,771 m prom

Colorado summits

10,325 summits

First Ascent Awards

1618 of 4,826 peaks 33%

Top climbing months

July 20%

August 18%

September 12%

Colorado mountains highlights

  • In summer months beware of near-daily afternoon thunderstorms up high. Best to start really early and plan to be off the top usually by 12-1pm at the latest.
  • Numerous mountain ranges, such as the Sawatch, Elk, San Juan, Sangre de Cristo, Mosquito, Ten Mile, and Front, contain a diverse collection of mountains worthy of exploration.
  • One of the most famous and popular peak challenges in the world, the Colorado 14ers Peak Challenge, permeates every aspect of Colorado culture
  • The highest peak in Colorado, Mount Elbert 14,440 ft, is the highest in the Rocky Mountains and 2nd highest in the contiguous United States
  • The Rocky Mountains reach their zenith in the heart of Colorado, with over 50 peaks reaching above 14,000 ft high.
"Parked outside the closed gate at Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center. Began hike at 10:05, arriving at The Pulverizer at 11:21. Then got to Pulver Mountain at 12:41, and Stoll Mountain at 2:52. From there I headed down the mountain toward Point 9380(4:51) as I decided that it would not be wise to go back the way I came in the snow and with daylight approaching quickly. After bagging the unnamed point, dusk set in and I walked back to my car(5:57) before driving to another spot for a fifth peak summited on the day." - Pulver Mountain, xnatedawgx, Nov 17, 2018
"Parked outside the closed gate at Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center. Began hike at 10:05, arriving at The Pulverizer at 11:21. Then got to Pulver Mountain at 12:41, and Stoll Mountain at 2:52. From there I headed down the mountain toward Point 9380(4:51) as I decided that it would not be wise to go back the way I came in the snow and with daylight approaching quickly. After bagging the unnamed point, dusk set in and I walked back to my car(5:57) before driving to another spot for a fifth peak summited on the day." - Stoll Mountain, xnatedawgx, Nov 17, 2018
"Parked outside the closed gate at Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center. Began hike at 10:05, arriving at The Pulverizer at 11:21. Then got to Pulver Mountain at 12:41, and Stoll Mountain at 2:52. From there I headed down the mountain toward Point 9380(4:51) as I decided that it would not be wise to go back the way I came in the snow and with daylight approaching quickly. After bagging the unnamed point, dusk set in and I walked back to my car(5:57) before driving to another spot for a fifth peak summited on the day." - Peak 9380 ft, xnatedawgx, Nov 17, 2018
"Parked outside the closed gate at Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center. Began hike at 10:05, arriving at The Pulverizer at 11:21. Then got to Pulver Mountain at 12:41, and Stoll Mountain at 2:52. From there I headed down the mountain toward Point 9380(4:51) as I decided that it would not be wise to go back the way I came in the snow and with daylight approaching quickly. After bagging the unnamed point, dusk set in and I walked back to my car(5:57) before driving to another spot for a fifth peak summited on the day." - The Pulverizer, xnatedawgx, Nov 17, 2018
"Began at County Rd 31 and FR-262 at 7:10, arriving in 20 minutes, returning to the car at 7:49. Moon was at 3/4 and provided enough light and there were only a few trees casting shade on the trail. An old 4WD road goes all the way to the summit" - Round Mountain, xnatedawgx, Nov 16, 2018

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