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Southern Rockies

Main article: Rocky Mountains

The Southern Rocky Mountains are a major subregion of the Rocky Mountains of North America located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Wyoming, the central and western portions of Colorado, the northern portion of New Mexico, and extreme eastern portions of Utah. The Southern Rocky Mountains are also commonly known as the Southern Rockies, and since the highest peaks are located in the State of Colorado, they are sometimes known as the Colorado Rockies, although many important ranges and peaks rise in the other three states. The Southern Rockies include the highest mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains and include all 30 of the highest major peaks of the Rockies.

The Southern Rocky Mountains are generally divided from the Western Rocky Mountains by the Green River and the Colorado River below the Green River. The Southern Rockies are divided from the Central Rocky Mountains by South Pass in Wyoming and the drainage running east from the pass down the Sweetwater River and the North Platte River; and the drainage running southwest from the pass down Pacific Creek and Sandy Creek to the Green River. This divide between the Southern Rockies and the Central Rockies provided the lowest elevation traverse of the Rocky Mountain region for the historic Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence.

All elevations in this article include an elevation adjustment from the note.

Mountain ranges

The following table lists the mountain ranges and subranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains with their highest summit.

Mountain Ranges of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Mountain range Highest summit
primary secondary tertiary states Summit name Elevation Prominence Isolation
Sawatch Range[1][2] Central Sawatch Range Elbert Massif[3]  Colorado Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7] !B-975811564 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B-646073855 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B-161846803 671 mi
1,079 km
Massive Massif[8] Mount Massive[9][10][11][12] !B-967651370 14,428 ft
4398 m
!B1809587487 1,961 ft
598 m
!B1452716065 5.1 mi
8.2 km
Collegiate Peaks[13] Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] !B-963079660 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B98281631 2,327 ft
709 m
!B-761874173 15 mi
24 km
Williams Mountains[18] Bill Williams Peak[19][20][21] !B-220165769 13,389 ft
4081 m
!B-950646578 1,682 ft
513 m
!B220333349 3.7 mi
6.0 km
Southern Sawatch Range[22] Mount Antero[23][24][25][26] !B-862015578 14,276 ft
4351 m
!B-630756337 2,503 ft
763 m
!B1797725851 18 mi
29 km
Far Southern Sawatch Range[27] Mount Ouray[28][29][30][31] !B-638926901 13,961 ft
4255 m
!B-1235375526 2,659 ft
810 m
!B176245102 14 mi
22 km
Northern Sawatch Range[32] Mount of the Holy Cross[33][34][35][36][37] !B-674348418 14,011 ft
4271 m
!B1072511941 2,111 ft
643 m
!B1369358149 19 mi
30 km
Sangre de Cristo Mountains[38] Sierra Blanca Massif[39] Blanca Peak[40][41][42] !B-918252793 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B408045400 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B1356125261 103 mi
166 km
Northern Sangre de Cristo Range[43] Crestones[44] Crestone Peak[45][46][47] !B-878479473 14,300 ft
4359 m
!B1973955266 4,554 ft
1388 m
!B1754971733 27 mi
44 km
Rito Alto Peak[48][49] !B-522683076 13,800 ft
4206 m
!B-1303267950 1,134 ft
346 m
!B2123430858 7 mi
12 km
Culebra Range[50]  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Culebra Peak[51][52][53] !B-704206620 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B1391766420 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B-830021324 35 mi
57 km
Spanish Peaks[54]  Colorado West Spanish Peak[55][56][57] !B-399369282 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B-206340261 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B389151524 20 mi
33 km
Taos Mountains[58]  New Mexico Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62] !B-53177710 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B574894275 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B-1350661127 37 mi
60 km
Santa Fe Mountains[63] Truchas Peak[64][65][66][67] !B-7975660 13,108 ft
3995 m
!B-1026350529 4,001 ft
1220 m
!B1687685964 42 mi
68 km
Cimarron Range[68] Baldy Mountain[69][70][71][72] !B510597219 12,445 ft
3793 m
!B-1392076330 2,701 ft
823 m
!B1986660083 11 mi
18 km
Wet Mountains[73]  Colorado Greenhorn Mountain[74][75][76][77] !B585482133 12,352 ft
3765 m
!B-450250502 3,777 ft
1151 m
!B-1856871884 26 mi
41 km
Southern Sangre de Cristo Range[78]  New Mexico Cerro Vista[79][80][81][82] !B927795350 11,937 ft
3638 m
!B-694518231 2,519 ft
768 m
!B-257924676 14 mi
23 km
San Juan Mountains[83] North Central San Juan Mountains[84]  Colorado Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] !B-893221147 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B-1693467951 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B-989077722 85 mi
137 km
San Miguel Mountains[89] Mount Wilson[90][91][92] !B-845179241 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B-1083750054 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B-129698964 33 mi
53 km
Sneffels Range[93] Mount Sneffels[94][95][96][97] !B-778939456 14,158 ft
4315 m
!B1687637503 3,050 ft
930 m
!B-1293116043 16 mi
25 km
Needle Mountains[98] Mount Eolus[99][100][101] !B-729808440 14,089 ft
4294 m
!B737061291 2,183 ft
665 m
!B-1229724389 16 mi
25 km
Grenadier Range[102] Vestal Peak[103][104][105] !B-573218236 13,870 ft
4228 m
!B-1214926099 1,124 ft
343 m
!B-1191768336 4.3 mi
6.9 km
West Needle Mountains[106] Twilight Peak[107][108][109] !B-50187204 13,163 ft
4012 m
!B51161161 2,338 ft
713 m
!B1815029273 4.9 mi
7.9 km
La Garita Mountains[110] San Luis Peak[111][112][113][114] !B-682072867 14,022 ft
4274 m
!B1483209789 3,113 ft
949 m
!B1905866229 27 mi
43 km
Cochetopa Hills Long Branch Baldy[115] !B889663488 3652 m
11,982 ft
!B369214042 449 m
1,474 ft
!B-45433281 22 km
14 mi
East Central San Juan Mountains[116] Half Peak[117][118] !B-557120243 13,848 ft
4221 m
!B187908208 1,501 ft
458 m
!B-203873809 3.9 mi
6.3 km
Southern San Juan Mountains[119] Summit Peak[120][121][122][123] !B-159505002 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B-1608244458 2,760 ft
841 m
!B-2011939391 40 mi
64 km
La Plata Mountains[124] Hesperus Mountain[125][126][127] !B-106507458 13,237 ft
4035 m
!B-1936123514 2,852 ft
869 m
!B-1550977289 25 mi
40 km
Tusas Mountains[128]  New Mexico Grouse Mesa[129][130][131] !B1378760371 11,410 ft
3478 m
!B992070044 1,385 ft
422 m
!B1163507587 19 mi
30 km
Mosquito Range[132]  Colorado Mount Lincoln[133][134][135][136] !B-873729081 14,293 ft
4357 m
!B-672818819 3,862 ft
1177 m
!B-603134629 23 mi
36 km
Tenmile Range[137] Quandary Peak[138][139][140][141] !B-858567818 14,271 ft
4350 m
!B-1223678835 1,125 ft
343 m
!B1865149736 3.2 mi
5.1 km
Front Range[142] Central Front Range[143] Grays Peak[144][145][146][147] !B-863394350 14,278 ft
4352 m
!B-1644434465 2,770 ft
844 m
!B-1638270523 25 mi
40 km
Mount Evans Massif Mount Evans[148][149][150][151] !B-858337925 14,271 ft
4350 m
!B-1640762110 2,769 ft
844 m
!B-846888211 10 mi
16 km
Northern Front Range[152] Longs Peak Massif[153] Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] !B-849598073 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B2054979915 2,940 ft
896 m
!B1395673310 44 mi
70 km
Mummy Range[158] Hagues Peak[159][160][161][162] !B-356748129 13,573 ft
4137 m
!B-293643517 2,420 ft
738 m
!B-1410903035 16 mi
26 km
Indian Peaks[163] North Arapaho Peak[164][165][166][167] !B-308699596 13,508 ft
4117 m
!B-849093007 1,665 ft
507 m
!B-1077538832 15 mi
25 km
Never Summer Mountains[168] Mount Richthofen[169][170][171] !B116519555 12,945 ft
3946 m
!B-1314032864 2,680 ft
817 m
!B-706310816 10 mi
16 km
Southern Front Range Pikes Peak Massif Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] !B-748560132 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B32166281 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B-1923558733 61 mi
98 km
South Park Hills[176] Waugh Mountain[177][178][179] !B1114756093 11,716 ft
3571 m
!B85459761 2,330 ft
710 m
!B591923448 20 mi
32 km
Rampart Range[180] Devils Head[181][182][183][184] !B-1343011833 9,749 ft
2972 m
!B2033706633 1,248 ft
380 m
!B1186645446 8 mi
13 km
South Williams Fork Mountains[185] Ptarmigan Peak[186][187][188] !B463572221 12,504 ft
3811 m
!B-1069617954 721 ft
220 m
!B-1206229655 4.3 mi
6.9 km
Tarryall Mountains[189] Bison Peak[190][191][192][193] !B520883794 12,432 ft
3789 m
!B-420810680 2,451 ft
747 m
!B1470505336 18 mi
30 km
Kenosha Mountains[194] Knobby Crest[195][196][197] !B519432482 12,434 ft
3790 m
!B-1398276154 1,759 ft
536 m
!B842706310 8 mi
13 km
Elk Mountains[198] Castle Peak[199][200][201][202] !B-863853898 14,279 ft
4352 m
!B-63666361 2,365 ft
721 m
!B139851933 21 mi
34 km
Ruby Range Mount Owen[203][204][205][206] !B20599369 13,070 ft
3984 m
!B1188949871 1,358 ft
414 m
!B1962478633 7 mi
12 km
West Elk Mountains[207] West Elk Peak[208][209][210][211] !B42210133 13,042 ft
3975 m
!B1541131946 3,095 ft
943 m
!B30920110 14 mi
22 km
Gore Range[212] Mount Powell[213][214][215] !B-366315704 13,586 ft
4141 m
!B1852930523 3,000 ft
914 m
!B-163998494 22 mi
35 km
Medicine Bow Mountains[216]  Colorado &
 Wyoming
Clark Peak[217][218][219][220] !B109856410 12,954 ft
3948 m
!B-1647987073 2,771 ft
845 m
!B-1876103191 17 mi
27 km
Snowy Range[221]  Wyoming Medicine Bow Peak[222][223][224][225] !B861774044 12,016 ft
3662 m
!B1074028716 3,243 ft
988 m
!B2082651287 41 mi
66 km
La Sal Mountains[226]  Utah Mount Peale[227][228][229][230] !B287186861 12,726 ft
3879 m
!B-1080786371 6,181 ft
1884 m
!B515363415 73 mi
118 km
Flat Tops (Colorado)[231]  Colorado Flat Top Mountain[232][233][234][235] !B578313389 12,361 ft
3768 m
!B-1157993545 4,054 ft
1236 m
!B1579718764 43 mi
69 km
Rabbit Ears Range[236] Parkview Mountain[237][238][239][240] !B627002474 12,301 ft
3749 m
!B-1299086460 2,676 ft
816 m
!B-1928373248 11 mi
18 km
Park Range[241] Central Park Range[242] Mount Zirkel[243][244][245] !B721596869 12,185 ft
3714 m
!B397469650 3,470 ft
1058 m
!B-1536873973 38 mi
61 km
Elkhead Mountains[246] Sand Mountain North[247][248] !B1851056878 10,884 ft
3317 m
!B741721369 2,182 ft
665 m
!B2025111106 11 mi
18 km
White River Plateau[249] Blair Mountain[250][251][252] !B1330857394 11,465 ft
3495 m
!B-1266664428 1,736 ft
529 m
!B1928124174 18 mi
28 km
Grand Mesa[253] Crater Peak[254][255][256][257] !B1447051926 11,333 ft
3454 m
!B184657518 2,307 ft
703 m
!B1662095185 18 mi
29 km
Laramie Mountains[258]  Colorado &
 Wyoming
South Bald Mountain[259][260][261][262] !B1738443041 11,007 ft
3355 m
!B-1972719833 1,863 ft
568 m
!B116951884 14 mi
22 km
Uncompaghre Plateau[263]  Colorado &
 Utah
Horsefly Peak[264][265][266][267] !B-1944109965 10,353 ft
3156 m
!B623487952 1,437 ft
438 m
!B412312533 13 mi
21 km
Ute Mountain[268]  Colorado Ute Peak[269][270][271][272] !B-1580445259 9,984 ft
3043 m
!B-1120940701 4,039 ft
1231 m
!B-1794744829 39 mi
63 km
Raton Mesa[273]  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277] !B-1223168834 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B-1886586352 1,847 ft
563 m
!B69605345 32 mi
52 km

Mountain peaks

Highest summits

The following sortable table lists the 57 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 4,000 meters (13,123.4 ft) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1,640.4 ft) of topographic prominence.

The 57 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 4000 meters of
topographic elevation and 500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B-975811564 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B-646073855 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B-161846803 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Mount Massive[9][10][11][12] Sawatch Range !B-967651370 14,428 ft
4398 m
!B1809587487 1,961 ft
598 m
!B1452716065 5.1 mi
8.2 km
3 Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] Collegiate Peaks !B-963079660 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B98281631 2,327 ft
709 m
!B-761874173 15 mi
24 km
4 La Plata Peak Collegiate Peaks !B-925736384 14,368 ft
4379 m
!B-1853973769 1,841 ft
561 m
!B-692458901 6 mi
10 km
5 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca !B-918252793 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B408045400 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B1356125261 103 mi
166 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] San Juan Mountains !B-893221147 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B-1693467951 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B-989077722 85 mi
137 km
7 Crestone Peak[45][46][47] Crestones !B-878479473 14,300 ft
4359 m
!B1973955266 4,554 ft
1388 m
!B1754971733 27 mi
44 km
8 Mount Lincoln[133][134][135][136] Mosquito Range !B-873729081 14,293 ft
4357 m
!B-672818819 3,862 ft
1177 m
!B-603134629 23 mi
36 km
9 Castle Peak[199][200][201][202] Elk Mountains !B-863853898 14,279 ft
4352 m
!B-63666361 2,365 ft
721 m
!B139851933 21 mi
34 km
10 Grays Peak[144][145][146][147] Front Range !B-863394350 14,278 ft
4352 m
!B-1644434465 2,770 ft
844 m
!B-1638270523 25 mi
40 km
11 Mount Antero[23][24][25][26] Sawatch Range !B-862015578 14,276 ft
4351 m
!B-630756337 2,503 ft
763 m
!B1797725851 18 mi
29 km
12 Mount Evans[148][149][150][151] Front Range !B-858337925 14,271 ft
4350 m
!B-1640762110 2,769 ft
844 m
!B-846888211 10 mi
16 km
13 Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] Front Range !B-849598073 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B2054979915 2,940 ft
896 m
!B1395673310 44 mi
70 km
14 Mount Wilson[90][91][92] PB !B-845179241 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B-1083750054 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B-129698964 33 mi
53 km
15 NGS Collegiate Peaks !B-811097916 14,204 ft
4329 m
!B764602263 2,177 ft
664 m
!B1198311067 5.2 mi
8.4 km
16 NGS Collegiate Peaks !B-809966029 14,202 ft
4329 m
!B-2042303186 1,876 ft
572 m
!B538731389 5.5 mi
8.9 km
17 NGS Elk Mountains !B-782646420 14,163 ft
4317 m
!B59682655 2,336 ft
712 m
!B1101472650 8 mi
13 km
18 Mount Sneffels[94][95][96][97] PB !B-778939456 14,158 ft
4315 m
!B1687637503 3,050 ft
930 m
!B-1293116043 16 mi
25 km
19 Capitol Peak Elk Mountains !B-763670818 14,137 ft
4309 m
!B-1232095268 1,730 ft
527 m
!B1895476707 7 mi
12 km
20 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] Pikes Peak Massif !B-748560132 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B32166281 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B-1923558733 61 mi
98 km
21 Mount Eolus[99][100][101] Needle Mountains !B-729808440 14,089 ft
4294 m
!B737061291 2,183 ft
665 m
!B-1229724389 16 mi
25 km
22 NGS San Juan Mountains !B-707778019 14,058 ft
4285 m
!B-2106054909 1,888 ft
575 m
!B2119112351 11 mi
18 km
23 Culebra Peak[51][52][53] Culebra Range !B-704206620 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B1391766420 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B-830021324 35 mi
57 km
24 San Luis Peak[111][112][113][114] PB !B-682072867 14,022 ft
4274 m
!B1483209789 3,113 ft
949 m
!B1905866229 27 mi
43 km
25 Mount of the Holy Cross[33][34][35][36][37] Sawatch Range !B-674348418 14,011 ft
4271 m
!B1072511941 2,111 ft
643 m
!B1369358149 19 mi
30 km
26 NGS Collegiate Peaks !B-662867764 13,995 ft
4266 m
!B2083537261 1,908 ft
582 m
!B-1445554032 7 mi
11 km
27 Mount Ouray[28][29][30][31] Sawatch Range !B-638926901 13,961 ft
4255 m
!B-1235375526 2,659 ft
810 m
!B176245102 14 mi
22 km
28 PB San Juan Mountains !B-594930744 13,900 ft
4237 m
!B1100931442 2,105 ft
642 m
!B-82352653 9 mi
15 km
29 PB Front Range !B-543535169 13,829 ft
4215 m
!B289188186 2,283 ft
696 m
!B662676637 5.5 mi
8.8 km
30 PB San Juan Mountains !B-542111580 13,827 ft
4214 m
!B-1962024485 1,861 ft
567 m
!B-1784981058 11 mi
17 km
31 Bald Mountain PB Front Range !B-442923970 13,690 ft
4173 m
!B1129478831 2,099 ft
640 m
!B1804075987 8 mi
12 km
32 Mount Oso San Juan Mountains !B-442574079 13,690 ft
4173 m
!B-843120663 1,664 ft
507 m
!B674020938 5.5 mi
8.8 km
33 Mount Jackson PB Sawatch Range !B-432693002 13,676 ft
4169 m
!B-1684149635 1,810 ft
552 m
!B1728562247 3.2 mi
5.2 km
34 Bard Peak PB Front Range !B-410949536 13,647 ft
4159 m
!B-1063048174 1,701 ft
518 m
!B753793441 5.4 mi
8.7 km
35 Peak 10 PB Tenmile Range !B-405827396 13,640 ft
4157 m
!B-1398332110 1,759 ft
536 m
!B1888303787 0.9 mi
1.4 km
36 West Spanish Peak[55][56][57] Spanish Peaks !B-399369282 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B-206340261 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B389151524 20 mi
33 km
37 Mount Powell[213][214][215] Gore Range !B-366315704 13,586 ft
4141 m
!B1852930523 3,000 ft
914 m
!B-163998494 22 mi
35 km
38 Hagues Peak[159][160][161][162] Mummy Range !B-356748129 13,573 ft
4137 m
!B-293643517 2,420 ft
738 m
!B-1410903035 16 mi
26 km
39 Tower Mountain PB San Juan Mountains !B-345734089 13,558 ft
4132 m
!B-770755878 1,652 ft
504 m
!B892044491 5.4 mi
8.6 km
40 Treasure Mountain PB Elk Mountains !B-328528509 13,535 ft
4125 m
!B-1826830533 2,821 ft
860 m
!B-1663546315 7 mi
11 km
41 North Arapaho Peak[164][165][166][167] PB !B-308699596 13,508 ft
4117 m
!B-849093007 1,665 ft
507 m
!B-1077538832 15 mi
25 km
42 Parry Peak Front Range !B-226192064 13,397 ft
4083 m
!B-1237877735 1,731 ft
528 m
!B-498240891 9 mi
15 km
43 Bill Williams Peak[19][20][21] Williams Mountains PB !B-220165769 13,389 ft
4081 m
!B-950646578 1,682 ft
513 m
!B220333349 3.7 mi
6.0 km
44 Sultan Mountain PB San Juan Mountains !B-208727872 13,373 ft
4076 m
!B-1999557555 1,868 ft
569 m
!B-1863349308 4.6 mi
7.4 km
45 West Buffalo Peak PB Mosquito Range !B-177734518 13,332 ft
4064 m
!B1682857153 1,986 ft
605 m
!B-1232748151 10 mi
16 km
46 Mount Herard PB Sangre de Cristo Range !B-172750011 13,325 ft
4062 m
!B1414588035 2,040 ft
622 m
!B-1971021950 4.6 mi
7.5 km
47 Summit Peak[120][121][122][123] San Juan Mountains !B-159505002 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B-1608244458 2,760 ft
841 m
!B-2011939391 40 mi
64 km
48 Dolores Peak PB PB !B-150606018 13,296 ft
4053 m
!B1865792388 1,950 ft
594 m
!B1613511119 5.0 mi
8.0 km
49 Antora Peak PB Sawatch Range !B-135003831 13,275 ft
4046 m
!B-248028399 2,409 ft
734 m
!B-1417967807 7 mi
11 km
50 Henry Mountain PB Sawatch Range !B-124526983 13,261 ft
4042 m
!B-903036984 1,674 ft
510 m
!B1818132039 12 mi
19 km
51 PB La Plata Mountains !B-112548124 13,245 ft
4037 m
!B-1964130135 2,860 ft
872 m
!B-1548471965 25 mi
40 km
52 Jacque Peak PB Gore Range !B-86635244 13,211 ft
4027 m
!B1292783849 2,065 ft
629 m
!B-1713380580 4.5 mi
7.3 km
53 Bennett Peak PB San Juan Mountains !B-84914105 13,209 ft
4026 m
!B-1306951319 1,743 ft
531 m
!B-2126300201 17 mi
28 km
54 PB San Juan Mountains !B-62392808 13,179 ft
4017 m
!B2062581103 1,912 ft
583 m
!B986484799 8 mi
13 km
55 Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62]  New Mexico Taos Mountains !B-53177710 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B574894275 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B-1350661127 37 mi
60 km
56 Twilight Peak[107][108][109]  Colorado PB !B-50187204 13,163 ft
4012 m
!B51161161 2,338 ft
713 m
!B1815029273 4.9 mi
7.9 km
57 South River Peak PB San Juan Mountains !B-43430355 13,154 ft
4009 m
!B-408622172 2,448 ft
746 m
!B-332357443 22 mi
35 km

Most prominent summits

The following sortable table lists the three ultra prominent summits of the Southern Rocky Mountains (with at least 1,500 meters (4,921.3 ft) of topographic prominence.)

The three ultra-prominent mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B-975811564 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B-646073855 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B-161846803 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175] Pikes Peak Massif !B-748560132 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B32166281 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B-1923558733 61 mi
98 km
3 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca Massif !B-918252793 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B408045400 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B1356125261 103 mi
166 km
Blanca Peak on the Sierra Blanca Massif in south-central Colorado

Most isolated summits

The following sortable table lists the 15 most topographically isolated peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with a topographic isolation of at least 50 kilometers (31.07 mi) and a topographic prominence of at least 500 meters (1,640.4 ft).

The 15 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 50 kilometers of
topographic isolation and 500 meters of topographic prominence


Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7]  Colorado Sawatch Range !B-975811564 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B-646073855 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B-161846803 671 mi
1,079 km
2 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sierra Blanca Massif !B-918252793 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B408045400 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B1356125261 103 mi
166 km
3 Uncompahgre Peak[85][86][87][88] San Juan Mountains !B-893221147 14,321 ft
4365 m
!B-1693467951 4,277 ft
1304 m
!B-989077722 85 mi
137 km
4 Mount Peale[227][228][229][230]  Utah La Sal Mountains !B287186861 12,726 ft
3879 m
!B-1080786371 6,181 ft
1884 m
!B515363415 73 mi
118 km
5 Pikes Peak[172][173][174][175]  Colorado Pikes Peak Massif !B-748560132 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B32166281 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B-1923558733 61 mi
98 km
6 Longs Peak[154][155][156][157] Front Range !B-849598073 14,259 ft
4346 m
!B2054979915 2,940 ft
896 m
!B1395673310 44 mi
70 km
7 Flat Top Mountain[232][233][234][235] PB !B578313389 12,361 ft
3768 m
!B-1157993545 4,054 ft
1236 m
!B1579718764 43 mi
69 km
8 Truchas Peak[64][65][66][67]  New Mexico PB !B-7975660 13,108 ft
3995 m
!B-1026350529 4,001 ft
1220 m
!B1687685964 42 mi
68 km
9 Mount Zirkel[243][244][245]  Colorado Park Range !B721596869 12,185 ft
3714 m
!B397469650 3,470 ft
1058 m
!B-1536873973 38 mi
61 km
10 Medicine Bow Peak[222][223][224][225]  Wyoming PB !B861774044 12,016 ft
3662 m
!B1074028716 3,243 ft
988 m
!B2082651287 41 mi
66 km
11 Summit Peak[120][121][122][123]  Colorado San Juan Mountains !B-159505002 13,308 ft
4056 m
!B-1608244458 2,760 ft
841 m
!B-2011939391 40 mi
64 km
12 Wheeler Peak[59][60][61][62]  New Mexico Taos Mountains !B-53177710 13,167 ft
4013 m
!B574894275 3,409 ft
1039 m
!B-1350661127 37 mi
60 km
13 Culebra Peak[51][52][53]  Colorado Culebra Range !B-704206620 14,053 ft
4283 m
!B1391766420 4,827 ft
1471 m
!B-830021324 35 mi
57 km
14 Mount Wilson[90][91][92] PB !B-845179241 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B-1083750054 4,024 ft
1227 m
!B-129698964 33 mi
53 km
15 Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277] Raton Mesa PB !B-1223168834 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B-1886586352 1,847 ft
563 m
!B69605345 32 mi
52 km

Easternmost summits

The following sortable table lists progressively the easternmost Rocky Mountain summits of their respective elevation.

The easternmost high summits of the Rocky Mountains

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Fishers Peak[274][275][276][277]  Colorado Raton Mesa !B-1223168834 9,633 ft
2936 m
!B-1886586352 1,847 ft
563 m
!B69605345 32 mi
52 km
37.0982°N
104.4628°W
2 East Spanish Peak[278][279][280][281] Spanish Peaks !B317782729 12,688 ft
3867 m
!B-139537896 2,383 ft
726 m
!B-1001842978 4.2 mi
6.8 km
37.3934°N
104.9201°W
3 West Spanish Peak[282][56][57] !B-399369282 13,631 ft
4155 m
!B-206340261 3,686 ft
1123 m
!B389151524 20 mi
33 km
37.3756°N
104.9934°W
4 Pikes Peak[283][173][174][175] Front Range !B-748560132 14,115 ft
4302 m
!B32166281 5,530 ft
1686 m
!B-1923558733 61 mi
98 km
38.8405°N
105.0442°W
5 Blanca Peak[40][41][42] Sangre de Cristo Mountains !B-918252793 14,357 ft
4376 m
!B408045400 5,326 ft
1623 m
!B1356125261 103 mi
166 km
37.5775°N
105.4856°W
6 Mount Harvard[14][15][16][17] Sawatch Range !B-963079660 14,421 ft
4396 m
!B98281631 2,327 ft
709 m
!B-761874173 15 mi
24 km
38.9244°N
106.3207°W
7 Mount Elbert[4][5][6][7] !B-975811564 14,440 ft
4401 m
!B-646073855 9,093 ft
2772 m
!B-161846803 671 mi
1,079 km
39.1178°N
106.4454°W

Mountain passes


The following sortable table lists the paved mountain passes and highway summits of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

Paved mountain passes and highway summits of the
Southern Rocky Mountains


Rank Mountain Pass State Elevation Route
1 Mount Evans Scenic Byway[284][285]  Colorado 14,160 feet
4316 m
005Colorado 5.svg
2 Pikes Peak Highway[286] 14,115 feet
4302 m
9992005-05-13 Pikes Peak Highway.jpg
3 Trail Ridge Road[285][287] 12,183 feet
3713 m
034US 34.svg
4 Independence Pass[285][288] 12,095 feet
3687 m
082Colorado 82.svg
5 Loveland Pass[288] 11,992 feet
3655 m
006US 6.svg
6 Hoosier Pass[288] 11,541 feet
3518 m
009Colorado 9.svg
7 Slumgullion Pass 11,361 feet
3463 m
149Colorado 149.svg
8 Fremont Pass[288] 11,318 feet
3450 m
091Colorado 91.svg
9 Berthoud Pass[288] 11,315 feet
3449 m
040US 40.svg
10 Monarch Pass[288] 11,312 feet
3448 m
050US 50.svg
11 Eisenhower Tunnel[289] 11,158 feet
3401 m
070I-70.svg
12 Warrior Mountain Summit[290] 11,140 feet
3395 m
103Colorado 103.svg
13 Juniper Pass 11,040 feet
3365 m
103Colorado 103.svg
14 Red Mountain Pass 11,018 feet
3358 m
550US 550.svg
15 Molas Divide 10,910 feet
3325 m
550US 550.svg
16 Spring Creek Pass[288] 10,901 feet
3323 m
149Colorado 149.svg
17 Wolf Creek Pass[288] 10,850 feet
3307 m
160US 160.svg
18 Snowy Range Pass[285]  Wyoming 10,847 feet
3306 m
130WY-130.svg
19 Grand Mesa Summit  Colorado 10,839 feet
3304 m
065Colorado 65.svg
20 Milner Pass[287][288] 10,758 feet
3279 m
034US 34.svg
21 Vail Pass 10,666 feet
3251 m
070I-70.svg
22 Coal Bank Pass 10,640 feet
3243 m
550US 550.svg
23 Tennessee Pass[288] 10,424 feet
3177 m
024US 24.svg
24 Cameron Pass 10,276 feet
3132 m
014Colorado 14.svg
25 La Manga Pass 10,230 feet
3118 m
017Colorado 17.svg
26 Lizard Head Pass 10,222 feet
3116 m
145Colorado 145.svg
27 North Pass[288] 10,149 feet
3093 m
114Colorado 114.svg
28 Cumbres Pass 10,022 feet
3055 m
017Colorado 17.svg
29 Kenosha Pass 10,001 feet
3048 m
285US 285.svg
30 Red Hill Pass 09,993 feet
3046 m
285US 285.svg
31 Cucharas Pass 09,941 feet
3030 m
012Colorado 12.svg
32 Battle Pass[285][288]  Wyoming 09,915 feet
3022 m
070WY-70.svg
33 Bobcat Pass  New Mexico 09,833 feet
2997 m
038New Mexico 38.svg
34 Willow Creek Pass[288]  Colorado 09,621 feet
2932 m
125Colorado 125.svg
35 Gore Pass 09,527 feet
2904 m
134Colorado 134.svg
36 Wilkerson Pass 09,507 feet
2898 m
024US 24.svg
37 Currant Creek Pass 09,482 feet
2890 m
009Colorado 9.svg
38 Rabbit Ears Pass[288] 09,426 feet
2873 m
040US 40.svg
39 North La Veta Pass 09,413 feet
2869 m
160US 160.svg
40 Trout Creek Pass 09,346 feet
2849 m
024.285US 24.svgUS 285.svg
41 Battle Mountain Summit 09,267 feet
2825 m
024US 24.svg
42 Ute Pass 09,165 feet
2793 m
024US 24.svg
43 Wind River Pass 09,148 feet
2788 m
007Colorado 7.svg
44 Black Mesa Summit 09,121 feet
2780 m
092Colorado 92.svg
45 Palo Flechado Pass  New Mexico 09,109 feet
2776 m
064US 64.svg
46 Hardscrabble Pass  Colorado 09,085 feet
2769 m
096Colorado 96.svg
47 Poncha Pass 09,010 feet
2746 m
285US 285.svg
48 Dallas Divide 08,970 feet
2734 m
062Colorado 62.svg
49 Muddy Pass[288] 08,772 feet
2674 m
040US 40.svg
50 McClure Pass 08,755 feet
2669 m
133Colorado 133.svg
51 Blue Mesa Summit 08,704 feet
2653 m
050US 50.svg
52 Wondervu Hill 08,660 feet
2640 m
072Colorado 72.svg
53 Happy Jack Summit[291]  Wyoming 08,640 feet
2633 m
080I-80.svg
54 U.S. Hill  New Mexico 08,562 feet
2610 m
518New Mexico 518.svg
55 Douglas Pass  Colorado 08,268 feet
2520 m
139Colorado 139.svg
56 Cerro Summit 07,950 feet
2423 m
050US 50.svg
57 Raton Pass[292]  New Mexico 07,834 feet
2388 m
025I-25.svg
58 Yellowjacket Pass  Colorado 07,783 feet
2372 m
160US 160.svg
59 Glorieta Pass  New Mexico 07,557 feet
2303 m
025I-25.svg
60 South Pass[293]  Wyoming 07,550 feet
2301 m
028WY-28.svg
61 Monument Hill  Colorado 07,343 feet
2238 m
025I-25.svg
62 Morton Pass  Wyoming 07,173 feet
2186 m
034.1WY-34.svg
63 Unaweep Divide  Colorado 07,048 feet
2148 m
141Colorado 141.svg
64 Separation Summit  Wyoming 07,005 feet
2135 m
080I-80.svg
65 Robinson Summit[288] 06,927 feet
2111 m
080I-80.svg

Gallery

See also

References

External links

  • National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    • NGS Datasheets
    • NGVD 29 to NAVD 88 online elevation converter @ NGS
    • Geodetic Glossary @ NGS
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Rocky Mountains @ peakbagger.com
    • Southern Rocky Mountains @ peakbagger.com
  • World Mountain Encyclopedia @ peakware.com
  • peaklist.org
  • summitpost.org
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