14,087 ft / 4,294 m


1,022 ft / 312 m


24 summits

Top climbing months

July   41%

September  20%

August   16%


  • Windom Peak is a Colorado 14er within the Weminuche Wilderness in the Needle Mountains, a subrange of the San Juan Mountains.
  • Windom Peak is one of 3 fourteeners in the Needle Mountains; the other two are Mount Eolus and Sunlight Peak.
  • Windom and Sunlight lie on the east side of Twin Lakes, in upper Chicago Basin, while Eolus lies on the west side.
  • All three peaks are relatively remote by Colorado standards, and have a strong wilderness character; however they can be popular in summer.
  • A popular way to access Chicago Basin is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
"Had to get up early to tag this one before packing up camp and hoofing it back to the train stop. We meant to do it the day before but didn't want to summit in the dark. In the end the train was late so the hard push to get down was in vain. " - ChrisMeloche, Oct 13, 2002



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