14,087 ft / 4,294 m

#46 in Colorado

#80 in United States


1,022 ft / 312 m

#224 in Colorado

#1,859 in United States


24 summits

#79 in Colorado

#874 in United States

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.