Colorado peaks

4,829 peaks

Highest peak

Mount Elbert

14,440 ft / 4,401 m

Most summited peak

Mount Elbert

263 summits

Most prominent peak

Mount Elbert

9,093 ft / 2,771 m prom

Colorado summits

9,707 summits

First Ascent Awards

1584 of 4,829 peaks 32%

Top climbing months

July 19%

August 18%

September 12%

Colorado mountains highlights

  • The Rocky Mountains reach their zenith in the heart of Colorado, with over 50 peaks reaching above 14,000 ft high.
  • 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
  • One of the most famous and popular peak challenges in the world, the Colorado 14ers Peak Challenge, permeates every aspect of Colorado culture
  • 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.
  • 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.
"Getting to the trail head you take the road for Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp off of Colorado Highway 67. From there you go about 4 miles to the trail head which is on the left side of the road. The trail to the summit makes use of the Ring the Peak Trail. The path is heavily traveled and should be easy to follow. Gorgeous 360 degree views from the summit. " - Raspberry Mountain, jouv236, Apr 19, 2018
"This was a great route, and my buddy Brandon from NY’s first high-elevation climb! Spikes were definitely very helpful along most of the route, but snowshoes would have been a bit much. The wind and sun and snow glare left our faces a little crispy, but completely worth it!" - Peak 12915 ft, LGH-Dan, Mar 26, 2018
"This was a great route, and my buddy Brandon from NY’s first high-elevation climb! Spikes were definitely very helpful along most of the route, but snowshoes would have been a bit much. The wind and sun and snow glare left our faces a little crispy, but completely worth it!" - Mount Sniktau South Peak, LGH-Dan, Mar 26, 2018
"This was a great route, and my buddy Brandon from NY’s first high-elevation climb! Spikes were definitely very helpful along most of the route, but snowshoes would have been a bit much. The wind and sun and snow glare left our faces a little crispy, but completely worth it!" - Mount Sniktau, LGH-Dan, Mar 26, 2018
"Hiked over Tigger and on to Princeton. A winter storm moved in by the time I made the summit. Was so exhausted decided to go across the snow banks on the north side. Very tedious , but solid. " - Mount Princeton, Brandon-Shinsplint-, Mar 18, 2018

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