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Ultimate List of 14ers in Colorado

A lake in front of Maroon Peak, one of 58 14ers in Colorado

Fun fact: More than half (53, to be exact) of the 100 tallest mountains in the United States are located in Colorado. Interestingly, all of them are “14ers,” a term undoubtedly coined by peak baggers meaning they stand at least 14,000 feet tall.

There are actually a total of 58 14ers in Colorado — far more than any other state. Even Alaska, the state with the next-highest number, has only 19!

Maybe you’re into bagging peaks yourself, or perhaps you prefer to admire Colorado’s majestic mountains from afar. Either way, we’ve compiled a list of all 58 14ers in Colorado for your enjoyment and inspiration.

here’s the ultimate list of  14ers in colorado:
The village of Telluride in front of the San Juan mountain range, home to many 14ers in Colorado
The San Juan Mountains

Before diving into the list, there is one caveat. There’s a widely accepted rule that in order to be officially ranked as a 14er, a peak must rise at least 300 feet higher than the saddle connecting it to the closest one nearby.

There are five peaks on this list, indicated by an asterisk (*), that aren’t technically ranked because they don’t meet these criteria. For example, a saddle connects Mt. Wilson and El Diente Peak, but El Diente is only 259 feet higher than the saddle. While it is named on this list, some don’t consider it to be a true 14er. Whatever your personal definition is, all 58 of the 14ers in Colorado on this list are incredible!

1. Mt. Elbert – 14,433 – Sawatch Range

2. Mt. Massive – 14,421 – Sawatch Range

3. Mt. Harvard – 14,420 – Sawatch Range

4. Blanca Peak – 14,345 – Sangre de Cristo

5. La Plata Peak – 14,336 – Sawatch Range

6. Uncompahgre Peak – 14,309 – San Juans

7. Crestone Peak – 14,294 – Sangre de Cristo

8. Mt. Lincoln – 14,286 – Mosquito Range

9. Grays Peak – 14,270 – Front Range

10. Mt. Antero – 14,269 – Sawatch Range

11. Torreys Peak – 14,267 – Front Range

12. Castle Peak – 14,265* (tied with #13) – Elk Mountains

13. Quandary Peak – 14,265* (tied with #12) – Tenmile Range

14. Mt. Evans – 14,264 – Front Range

15. Longs Peak – 14,255 – Front Range

16. Mt. Wilson – 14,246 – San Juans

*17. Mt. Cameron – 14,238 – Mosquito Range

18. Mt. Shavano – 14,229 – Sawatch Range

19. Mt. Princeton – 14,197* (tied with #20 and #21) – Sawatch Range

20. Mt. Belford – 14,197* (tied with #19 and #21) – Sawatch Range

21. Crestone Needle – 14,197* (tied with #19 and #20) – Sangre de Cristo

22. Mt. Yale – 14,196 – Sawatch Range

23. Mt. Bross – 14,172 – Mosquito Range

24. Kit Carson Peak – 14,165 – Sangre de Cristo

*25. El Diente Peak – 14,159 – San Juans

26. Maroon Peak – 14,156 – Elk Mountains

27. Tabeguache Peak – 14,155 – Sawatch Range

28. Mt. Oxford – 14,153 – Sawatch Range

29. Mt. Sneffels – 14,150 – San Juans

30. Mt. Democrat – 14,148 – Mosquito Range

31. Capitol Peak – 14,130 – Elk Mountains

32. Pikes Peak – 14,110 – Front Range

33. Snowmass Mountain – 14,092 – Elk Mountains

34. Windom Peak – 14,087 – San Juans

35. Mt. Eolus – 14,083 – San Juans

36. Challenger Point – 14,081 – Sangre de Cristo

37. Mt. Columbia – 14,073 – Sawatch Range

38. Missouri Mountain – 14,067 – Sawatch Range

39. Humboldt Peak – 14,064 – Sangre de Cristo

40. Mt. Bierstadt – 14,060 – Front Range

*41. Conundrum Peak – 14,060 – Elk Mountains

42. Sunlight Peak – 14,059 – San Juans

43. Handies Peak – 14,048 – San Juans

44. Culebra Peak – 14,047 – Sangre de Cristo

45. Mt. Lindsey – 14,042 – Sangre de Cristo

46. Ellingwood Point – 14,042 – Sangre de Cristo

*47. North Eolus – 14,039 – San Juans

48. Little Bear peak – 14,037 – Sangre de Cristo

49. Mt. Sherman – 14,036 – Mosquito Range

50. Redcloud Peak – 14,034 – San Juans

51. Pyramid Peak – 14,018 – Elk Mountains

52. Wilson Peak – 14,017 – San Juans

53. Wetterhorn Peak – 14,015 – San Juans

54. San Luis Peak – 14,014* (tied with #55) – San Juans

*55. North Maroon Peak – 14,014* (tied with #54) – Elk Mountains

56. Mt. of the Holy Cross – 14,005 – Sawatch Range

57. Huron Peak – 14,003 – Sawatch Range

58. Sunshine Peak – 14,001 – San Juans

Easiest 14ers in Colorado

Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, one of the 14ers in Colorado
Pikes Peak

Believe us, we know it sounds borderline ridiculous to call any 14ers in Colorado “easy.” Seriously, if you’re out there doing the damn thing — or even trying to do the damn thing — you’re our hero. However, there are some that are undoubtedly easier than others. These summits may have lower overall elevation gain, shorter distance, and/or be slightly more accessible. In no particular order, some of the “easier” 14ers in Colorado include:

  • Pikes Peak
  • Grays Peak
  • Mount Elbert

Most difficult 14ers in Colorado

A view of Longs Peak, one of many 14ers in Colorado, through trees
Longs Peak

On the other hand, some 14ers in Colorado are substantially more challenging than others. These technical hikes require scrambling, rock climbing, and potentially, route-finding. Some of the truly difficult 14ers in Colorado include:

  • Capitol Peak (often referred to as “The Knife Edge”)
  • Mt. Wilson
  • North Maroon Peak

Whew — that’s quite the list of 14ers in Colorado! Have you climbed any of these peaks? Which ones are on your bucket list? Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram and let us know! And be sure to check out our other blogs to help plan your outing!

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