14,087 ft / 4,294 m

#46 in Colorado

#86 in United States


1,022 ft / 312 m

#258 in Colorado

#2,679 in United States


35 summits

#81 in Colorado

#1,044 in United States

Top climbing months

July   36%

August   25%

September  19%

Most climbed route

West Ridge (Standard) via Chicago Basin

Class 2


  • 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.
1 summit • 22.6 mi • 9,180 ft gain • 18 hr 28 min