Southern Rocky Mountains

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Southern Rocky Mountains
Sneffelsrange.JPG
Highest point
Peak Mount Elbert
Elevation 14,440 ft (4,400 m)
Coordinates 39°07′04″N 106°26′43″W / 39.11778°N 106.44528°W / 39.11778; -106.44528
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS Latitude and Longitude:

39°07′04″N 106°26′43″W / 39.11778°N 106.44528°W / 39.11778; -106.44528
Geography
Country United States
States Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Satellite photograph of the Southern Rocky Mountains of the United States.

The Southern Rocky Mountains are a major subregion of the Rocky Mountains of North America located in the southeastern 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. The southern end of the Rocky Mountains are considered to be the Jemez Mountains and the Southern Sangre De Cristo mountains of New Mexico. Mountains south of here in N.M. are classified as the Arizona/New Mexico Mountains using the EPA Level III Ecoregions System.

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 National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 ( NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 ( NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey 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] 14,440 ft
4401 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
Massive Massif [8] Mount Massive [9] [10] [11] [12] 14,428 ft
4398 m
1,961 ft
598 m
5.06 mi
8.15 km
Collegiate Peaks [13] Mount Harvard [14] [15] [16] [17] 14,421 ft
4396 m
2,327 ft
709 m
14.92 mi
24.0 km
Williams Mountains [18] Bill Williams Peak [19] [20] [21] 13,389 ft
4081 m
1,682 ft
513 m
3.73 mi
6.00 km
Southern Sawatch Range [22] Mount Antero [23] [24] [25] [26] 14,276 ft
4351 m
2,503 ft
763 m
17.75 mi
28.6 km
Far Southern Sawatch Range [27] Mount Ouray [28] [29] [30] [31] 13,961 ft
4255 m
2,659 ft
810 m
13.58 mi
21.9 km
Northern Sawatch Range [32] Mount of the Holy Cross [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] 14,011 ft
4271 m
2,111 ft
643 m
18.52 mi
29.8 km
Sangre de Cristo Mountains [38] Sierra Blanca Massif [39] Blanca Peak [40] [41] [42] 14,357 ft
4376 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
Northern Sangre de Cristo Range [43] Crestones [44] Crestone Peak [45] [46] [47] 14,300 ft
4359 m
4,554 ft
1388 m
27.4 mi
44.1 km
Rito Alto Peak [48] [49] 13,800 ft
4206 m
1,134 ft
346 m
7.28 mi
11.71 km
Culebra Range [50]   Colorado &
  New Mexico
Culebra Peak [51] [52] [53] 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.5 mi
57.1 km
Spanish Peaks [54]   Colorado West Spanish Peak [55] [56] [57] 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
20.4 mi
32.9 km
Taos Mountains [58]   New Mexico Wheeler Peak [59] [60] [61] [62] 13,167 ft
4013 m
3,409 ft
1039 m
37.4 mi
60.1 km
Santa Fe Mountains [63] Truchas Peak [64] [65] [66] [67] 13,108 ft
3995 m
4,001 ft
1220 m
42.4 mi
68.2 km
Cimarron Range [68] Baldy Mountain [69] [70] [71] [72] 12,445 ft
3793 m
2,701 ft
823 m
11.33 mi
18.24 km
Wet Mountains [73]   Colorado Greenhorn Mountain [74] [75] [76] [77] 12,352 ft
3765 m
3,777 ft
1151 m
25.6 mi
41.2 km
Southern Sangre de Cristo Range [78]   New Mexico Cerro Vista [79] [80] [81] [82] 11,937 ft
3638 m
2,519 ft
768 m
14.19 mi
22.8 km
San Juan Mountains [83] North Central San Juan Mountains [84]   Colorado Uncompahgre Peak [85] [86] [87] [88] 14,321 ft
4365 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.1 mi
136.9 km
San Miguel Mountains [89] Mount Wilson [90] [91] [92] 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.1 mi
53.2 km
Sneffels Range [93] Mount Sneffels [94] [95] [96] [97] 14,158 ft
4315 m
3,050 ft
930 m
15.73 mi
25.3 km
Needle Mountains [98] Mount Eolus [99] [100] [101] 14,089 ft
4294 m
2,183 ft
665 m
15.63 mi
25.2 km
Grenadier Range [102] Vestal Peak [103] [104] [105] 13,870 ft
4228 m
1,124 ft
343 m
4.29 mi
6.91 km
West Needle Mountains [106] Twilight Peak [107] [108] [109] 13,163 ft
4012 m
2,338 ft
713 m
4.88 mi
7.86 km
La Garita Mountains [110] San Luis Peak [111] [112] [113] [114] 14,022 ft
4274 m
3,113 ft
949 m
27.0 mi
43.4 km
Cochetopa Hills Long Branch Baldy [115] 3652 m
11,982 ft
449 m
1,474 ft
22.4 km
13.89 mi
East Central San Juan Mountains [116] Half Peak [117] [118] 13,848 ft
4221 m
1,501 ft
458 m
3.89 mi
6.26 km
Southern San Juan Mountains [119] Summit Peak [120] [121] [122] [123] 13,308 ft
4056 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.9 mi
64.2 km
La Plata Mountains [124] Hesperus Mountain [125] [126] [127] 13,237 ft
4035 m
2,852 ft
869 m
24.8 mi
39.9 km
Tusas Mountains [128]   New Mexico Grouse Mesa [129] [130] [131] 11,410 ft
3478 m
1,385 ft
422 m
18.91 mi
30.4 km
Mosquito Range [132]   Colorado Mount Lincoln [133] [134] [135] [136] 14,293 ft
4357 m
3,862 ft
1177 m
22.6 mi
36.3 km
Tenmile Range [137] Quandary Peak [138] [139] [140] [141] 14,271 ft
4350 m
1,125 ft
343 m
3.16 mi
5.09 km
Front Range [142] Central Front Range [143] Grays Peak [144] [145] [146] [147] 14,278 ft
4352 m
2,770 ft
844 m
25.0 mi
40.3 km
Mount Evans Massif Mount Evans [148] [149] [150] [151] 14,265 ft
4348 m
2,769 ft
844 m
9.79 mi
15.76 km
Northern Front Range [152] Longs Peak Massif [153] Longs Peak [154] [155] [156] [157] 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
Mummy Range [158] Hagues Peak [159] [160] [161] [162] 13,573 ft
4137 m
2,420 ft
738 m
15.92 mi
25.6 km
Indian Peaks [163] North Arapaho Peak [164] [165] [166] [167] 13,508 ft
4117 m
1,665 ft
507 m
15.40 mi
24.8 km
Never Summer Mountains [168] Mount Richthofen [169] [170] [171] 12,945 ft
3946 m
2,680 ft
817 m
9.66 mi
15.54 km
Southern Front Range Pikes Peak Massif Pikes Peak [172] [173] [174] [175] 14,115 ft
4302 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.8 mi
97.8 km
South Park Hills [176] Waugh Mountain [177] [178] [179] 11,716 ft
3571 m
2,330 ft
710 m
20.0 mi
32.2 km
Rampart Range [180] Devils Head [181] [182] [183] [184] 9,749 ft
2972 m
1,248 ft
380 m
7.99 mi
12.86 km
South Williams Fork Mountains [185] Ptarmigan Peak [186] [187] [188] 12,504 ft
3811 m
721 ft
220 m
4.30 mi
6.92 km
Tarryall Mountains [189] Bison Peak [190] [191] [192] [193] 12,432 ft
3789 m
2,451 ft
747 m
18.34 mi
29.5 km
Kenosha Mountains [194] Knobby Crest [195] [196] [197] 12,434 ft
3790 m
1,759 ft
536 m
8.27 mi
13.31 km
Elk Mountains [198] Castle Peak [199] [200] [201] [202] 14,279 ft
4352 m
2,365 ft
721 m
20.9 mi
33.7 km
Ruby Range Mount Owen [203] [204] [205] [206] 13,070 ft
3984 m
1,358 ft
414 m
7.39 mi
11.90 km
West Elk Mountains [207] West Elk Peak [208] [209] [210] [211] 13,042 ft
3975 m
3,095 ft
943 m
13.78 mi
22.2 km
Gore Range [212] Mount Powell [213] [214] [215] 13,586 ft
4141 m
3,000 ft
914 m
21.6 mi
34.8 km
Medicine Bow Mountains [216]   Colorado &
  Wyoming
Clark Peak [217] [218] [219] [220] 12,954 ft
3948 m
2,771 ft
845 m
16.68 mi
26.8 km
Snowy Range [221]   Wyoming Medicine Bow Peak [222] [223] [224] [225] 12,016 ft
3662 m
3,243 ft
988 m
40.7 mi
65.5 km
La Sal Mountains [226]   Utah Mount Peale [227] [228] [229] [230] 12,726 ft
3879 m
6,181 ft
1884 m
73.2 mi
117.8 km
Flat Tops (Colorado) [231]   Colorado Flat Top Mountain [232] [233] [234] [235] 12,361 ft
3768 m
4,054 ft
1236 m
42.8 mi
68.9 km
Rabbit Ears Range [236] Parkview Mountain [237] [238] [239] [240] 12,301 ft
3749 m
2,676 ft
816 m
10.91 mi
17.56 km
Park Range [241] Central Park Range [242] Mount Zirkel [243] [244] [245] 12,185 ft
3714 m
3,470 ft
1058 m
38.1 mi
61.3 km
Elkhead Mountains [246] Sand Mountain North [247] [248] 10,884 ft
3317 m
2,182 ft
665 m
11.29 mi
18.17 km
White River Plateau [249] Blair Mountain [250] [251] [252] 11,465 ft
3495 m
1,736 ft
529 m
17.52 mi
28.2 km
Grand Mesa [253] Crater Peak [254] [255] [256] [257] 11,333 ft
3454 m
2,307 ft
703 m
17.99 mi
29.0 km
Laramie Mountains [258]   Colorado &
  Wyoming
South Bald Mountain [259] [260] [261] [262] 11,007 ft
3355 m
1,863 ft
568 m
13.66 mi
22.0 km
Uncompahgre Plateau [263]   Colorado &
  Utah
Horsefly Peak [264] [265] [266] [267] 10,353 ft
3156 m
1,437 ft
438 m
13.27 mi
21.4 km
Ute Mountain [268]   Colorado Ute Peak [269] [270] [271] [272] 9,984 ft
3043 m
4,039 ft
1231 m
39.1 mi
62.9 km
Raton Mesa [273]   Colorado &
  New Mexico
Fishers Peak [274] [275] [276] [277] 9,633 ft
2936 m
1,847 ft
563 m
32.4 mi
52.2 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 14,440 ft
4401 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
2 Mount Massive [9] [10] [11] [12] Sawatch Range 14,428 ft
4398 m
1,961 ft
598 m
5.06 mi
8.15 km
3 Mount Harvard [14] [15] [16] [17] Collegiate Peaks 14,421 ft
4396 m
2,327 ft
709 m
14.92 mi
24.0 km
4 Blanca Peak [40] [41] [42] Sierra Blanca 14,357 ft
4376 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
5 La Plata Peak Collegiate Peaks 14,343 ft
4372 m
1,841 ft
561 m
6.28 mi
10.10 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak [85] [86] [87] [88] San Juan Mountains 14,321 ft
4365 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.1 mi
136.9 km
7 Crestone Peak [45] [46] [47] Crestones 14,300 ft
4359 m
4,554 ft
1388 m
27.4 mi
44.1 km
8 Mount Lincoln [133] [134] [135] [136] Mosquito Range 14,293 ft
4357 m
3,862 ft
1177 m
22.6 mi
36.3 km
9 Castle Peak [199] [200] [201] [202] Elk Mountains 14,279 ft
4352 m
2,365 ft
721 m
20.9 mi
33.7 km
10 Grays Peak [144] [145] [146] [147] Front Range 14,278 ft
4352 m
2,770 ft
844 m
25.0 mi
40.3 km
11 Mount Antero [23] [24] [25] [26] Sawatch Range 14,276 ft
4351 m
2,503 ft
763 m
17.75 mi
28.6 km
12 Mount Evans [148] [149] [150] [151] Front Range 14,271 ft
4350 m
2,769 ft
844 m
9.79 mi
15.76 km
13 Longs Peak [154] [155] [156] [157] Front Range 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
14 Mount Wilson [90] [91] [92] San Miguel Mountains PB 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.1 mi
53.2 km
15 Mount Princeton NGS Collegiate Peaks 14,204 ft
4329 m
2,177 ft
664 m
5.19 mi
8.36 km
16 Mount Yale NGS Collegiate Peaks 14,202 ft
4329 m
1,876 ft
572 m
5.55 mi
8.93 km
17 Maroon Peak NGS Elk Mountains 14,163 ft
4317 m
2,336 ft
712 m
8.06 mi
12.97 km
18 Mount Sneffels [94] [95] [96] [97] Sneffels Range PB 14,158 ft
4315 m
3,050 ft
930 m
15.73 mi
25.3 km
19 Capitol Peak Elk Mountains 14,137 ft
4309 m
1,730 ft
527 m
7.44 mi
11.98 km
20 Pikes Peak [172] [173] [174] [175] Pikes Peak Massif 14,115 ft
4302 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.8 mi
97.8 km
21 Mount Eolus [99] [100] [101] Needle Mountains 14,089 ft
4294 m
2,183 ft
665 m
15.63 mi
25.2 km
22 Handies Peak NGS San Juan Mountains 14,058 ft
4285 m
1,888 ft
575 m
11.18 mi
18.00 km
23 Culebra Peak [51] [52] [53] Culebra Range 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.5 mi
57.1 km
24 San Luis Peak [111] [112] [113] [114] La Garita Mountains PB 14,022 ft
4274 m
3,113 ft
949 m
27.0 mi
43.4 km
25 Mount of the Holy Cross [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] Sawatch Range 14,011 ft
4271 m
2,111 ft
643 m
18.52 mi
29.8 km
26 Grizzly Peak NGS Collegiate Peaks 13,995 ft
4266 m
1,908 ft
582 m
6.77 mi
10.89 km
27 Mount Ouray [28] [29] [30] [31] Sawatch Range 13,961 ft
4255 m
2,659 ft
810 m
13.58 mi
21.9 km
28 Vermilion Peak PB San Juan Mountains 13,900 ft
4237 m
2,105 ft
642 m
9.07 mi
14.60 km
29 Mount Silverheels NGS PB Front Range 13,829 ft
4215 m
2,283 ft
696 m
5.48 mi
8.82 km
30 Rio Grande Pyramid NGS PB San Juan Mountains 13,827 ft
4214 m
1,861 ft
567 m
10.76 mi
17.31 km
31 Bald Mountain PB Front Range 13,690 ft
4173 m
2,099 ft
640 m
7.51 mi
12.09 km
32 Mount Oso San Juan Mountains 13,690 ft
4173 m
1,664 ft
507 m
5.47 mi
8.81 km
33 Mount Jackson PB Sawatch Range 13,676 ft
4169 m
1,810 ft
552 m
3.21 mi
5.16 km
34 Bard Peak PB Front Range 13,647 ft
4159 m
1,701 ft
518 m
5.43 mi
8.74 km
35 Peak 10 PB Tenmile Range 13,640 ft
4157 m
1,759 ft
536 m
0.87 mi
1.40 km
36 West Spanish Peak [55] [56] [57] Spanish Peaks 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
20.4 mi
32.9 km
37 Mount Powell [213] [214] [215] Gore Range 13,586 ft
4141 m
3,000 ft
914 m
21.6 mi
34.8 km
38 Hagues Peak [159] [160] [161] [162] Mummy Range 13,573 ft
4137 m
2,420 ft
738 m
15.92 mi
25.6 km
39 Tower Mountain PB San Juan Mountains 13,558 ft
4132 m
1,652 ft
504 m
5.36 mi
8.62 km
40 Treasure Mountain PB Elk Mountains 13,535 ft
4125 m
2,821 ft
860 m
6.92 mi
11.13 km
41 North Arapaho Peak [164] [165] [166] [167] Indian Peaks PB 13,508 ft
4117 m
1,665 ft
507 m
15.40 mi
24.8 km
42 Parry Peak Front Range 13,397 ft
4083 m
1,731 ft
528 m
9.46 mi
15.22 km
43 Bill Williams Peak [19] [20] [21] Williams Mountains PB 13,389 ft
4081 m
1,682 ft
513 m
3.73 mi
6.00 km
44 Sultan Mountain PB San Juan Mountains 13,373 ft
4076 m
1,868 ft
569 m
4.59 mi
7.39 km
45 West Buffalo Peak PB Mosquito Range 13,332 ft
4064 m
1,986 ft
605 m
10.18 mi
16.38 km
46 Mount Herard PB Sangre de Cristo Range 13,325 ft
4062 m
2,040 ft
622 m
4.64 mi
7.47 km
47 Summit Peak [120] [121] [122] [123] San Juan Mountains 13,308 ft
4056 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.9 mi
64.2 km
48 Dolores Peak PB San Miguel Mountains PB 13,296 ft
4053 m
1,950 ft
594 m
4.98 mi
8.02 km
49 Antora Peak PB Sawatch Range 13,275 ft
4046 m
2,409 ft
734 m
6.75 mi
10.86 km
50 Henry Mountain PB Sawatch Range 13,261 ft
4042 m
1,674 ft
510 m
11.53 mi
18.55 km
51 Lavender Peak PB La Plata Mountains 13,245 ft
4037 m
2,860 ft
872 m
24.8 mi
39.9 km
52 Jacque Peak PB Gore Range 13,211 ft
4027 m
2,065 ft
629 m
4.52 mi
7.28 km
53 Bennett Peak PB San Juan Mountains 13,209 ft
4026 m
1,743 ft
531 m
17.10 mi
27.5 km
54 Conejos Peak NGS PB San Juan Mountains 13,179 ft
4017 m
1,912 ft
583 m
8.15 mi
13.12 km
55 Wheeler Peak [59] [60] [61] [62]   New Mexico Taos Mountains 13,167 ft
4013 m
3,409 ft
1039 m
37.4 mi
60.1 km
56 Twilight Peak [107] [108] [109]   Colorado West Needle Mountains PB 13,163 ft
4012 m
2,338 ft
713 m
4.88 mi
7.86 km
57 South River Peak PB San Juan Mountains 13,154 ft
4009 m
2,448 ft
746 m
22.0 mi
35.3 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 14,440 ft
4401 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
2 Pikes Peak [172] [173] [174] [175] Pikes Peak Massif 14,115 ft
4302 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.8 mi
97.8 km
3 Blanca Peak [40] [41] [42] Sierra Blanca Massif 14,357 ft
4376 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 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 14,440 ft
4401 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
671 mi
1,079 km
2 Blanca Peak [40] [41] [42] Sierra Blanca Massif 14,357 ft
4376 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
3 Uncompahgre Peak [85] [86] [87] [88] San Juan Mountains 14,321 ft
4365 m
4,277 ft
1304 m
85.1 mi
136.9 km
4 Mount Peale [227] [228] [229] [230]   Utah La Sal Mountains 12,726 ft
3879 m
6,181 ft
1884 m
73.2 mi
117.8 km
5 Pikes Peak [172] [173] [174] [175]   Colorado Pikes Peak Massif 14,115 ft
4302 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.8 mi
97.8 km
6 Longs Peak [154] [155] [156] [157] Front Range 14,259 ft
4346 m
2,940 ft
896 m
43.6 mi
70.2 km
7 Flat Top Mountain [232] [233] [234] [235] Flat Tops PB 12,361 ft
3768 m
4,054 ft
1236 m
42.8 mi
68.9 km
8 Truchas Peak [64] [65] [66] [67]   New Mexico Santa Fe Mountains PB 13,108 ft
3995 m
4,001 ft
1220 m
42.4 mi
68.2 km
9 Mount Zirkel [243] [244] [245]   Colorado Park Range 12,185 ft
3714 m
3,470 ft
1058 m
38.1 mi
61.3 km
10 Medicine Bow Peak [222] [223] [224] [225]   Wyoming Snowy Range PB 12,016 ft
3662 m
3,243 ft
988 m
40.7 mi
65.5 km
11 Summit Peak [120] [121] [122] [123]   Colorado San Juan Mountains 13,308 ft
4056 m
2,760 ft
841 m
39.9 mi
64.2 km
12 Wheeler Peak [59] [60] [61] [62]   New Mexico Taos Mountains 13,167 ft
4013 m
3,409 ft
1039 m
37.4 mi
60.1 km
13 Culebra Peak [51] [52] [53]   Colorado Culebra Range 14,053 ft
4283 m
4,827 ft
1471 m
35.5 mi
57.1 km
14 Mount Wilson [90] [91] [92] San Miguel Mountains PB 14,252 ft
4344 m
4,024 ft
1227 m
33.1 mi
53.2 km
15 Fishers Peak [274] [275] [276] [277] Raton Mesa PB 9,633 ft
2936 m
1,847 ft
563 m
32.4 mi
52.2 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 9,633 ft
2936 m
1,847 ft
563 m
32.4 mi
52.2 km
37.0982°N
104.4628°W
2 East Spanish Peak [278] [279] [280] [281] Spanish Peaks 12,688 ft
3867 m
2,383 ft
726 m
4.21 mi
6.78 km
37.3934°N
104.9201°W
3 West Spanish Peak [282] [56] [57] 13,631 ft
4155 m
3,686 ft
1123 m
20.4 mi
32.9 km
37.3756°N
104.9934°W
4 Pikes Peak [283] [173] [174] [175] Front Range 14,115 ft
4302 m
5,530 ft
1686 m
60.8 mi
97.8 km
38.8405°N
105.0442°W
5 Blanca Peak [40] [41] [42] Sangre de Cristo Mountains 14,357 ft
4376 m
5,326 ft
1623 m
103.4 mi
166.4 km
37.5775°N
105.4856°W
6 Mount Harvard [14] [15] [16] [17] Sawatch Range 14,421 ft
4396 m
2,327 ft
709 m
14.92 mi
24.0 km
38.9244°N
106.3207°W
7 Mount Elbert [4] [5] [6] [7] 14,440 ft
4401 m
9,093 ft
2772 m
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
005 Colorado 5.svg
2 Pikes Peak Highway [286] 14,115 feet
4302 m
999 2005-05-13 Pikes Peak Highway.jpg
3 Trail Ridge Road [285] [287] 12,183 feet
3713 m
034 US 34.svg
4 Independence Pass [285] [288] 12,095 feet
3687 m
082 Colorado 82.svg
5 Loveland Pass [288] 11,992 feet
3655 m
006 US 6.svg
6 Hoosier Pass [288] 11,541 feet
3518 m
009 Colorado 9.svg
7 Slumgullion Pass 11,361 feet
3463 m
149 Colorado 149.svg
8 Fremont Pass [288] 11,318 feet
3450 m
091 Colorado 91.svg
9 Berthoud Pass [288] 11,315 feet
3449 m
040 US 40.svg
10 Monarch Pass [288] 11,312 feet
3448 m
050 US 50.svg
11 Eisenhower Tunnel [289] 11,158 feet
3401 m
070 I-70.svg
12 Warrior Mountain Summit [290] 11,140 feet
3395 m
103 Colorado 103.svg
13 Juniper Pass 11,040 feet
3365 m
103 Colorado 103.svg
14 Red Mountain Pass 11,018 feet
3358 m
550 US 550.svg
15 Molas Divide 10,910 feet
3325 m
550 US 550.svg
16 Spring Creek Pass [288] 10,901 feet
3323 m
149 Colorado 149.svg
17 Wolf Creek Pass [288] 10,850 feet
3307 m
160 US 160.svg
18 Snowy Range Pass [285]   Wyoming 10,847 feet
3306 m
130 WY-130.svg
19 Grand Mesa Summit   Colorado 10,839 feet
3304 m
065 Colorado 65.svg
20 Milner Pass [287] [288] 10,758 feet
3279 m
034 US 34.svg
21 Vail Pass 10,666 feet
3251 m
070 I-70.svg
22 Coal Bank Pass 10,640 feet
3243 m
550 US 550.svg
23 Tennessee Pass [288] 10,424 feet
3177 m
024 US 24.svg
24 Cameron Pass 10,276 feet
3132 m
014 Colorado 14.svg
25 La Manga Pass 10,230 feet
3118 m
017 Colorado 17.svg
26 Lizard Head Pass 10,222 feet
3116 m
145 Colorado 145.svg
27 North Pass [288] 10,149 feet
3093 m
114 Colorado 114.svg
28 Cumbres Pass 10,022 feet
3055 m
017 Colorado 17.svg
29 Kenosha Pass 10,001 feet
3048 m
285 US 285.svg
30 Red Hill Pass 09,993 feet
3046 m
285 US 285.svg
31 Cucharas Pass 09,941 feet
3030 m
012 Colorado 12.svg
32 Battle Pass [285] [288]   Wyoming 09,915 feet
3022 m
070 WY-70.svg
33 Bobcat Pass   New Mexico 09,833 feet
2997 m
038 New Mexico 38.svg
34 Willow Creek Pass [288]   Colorado 09,621 feet
2932 m
125 Colorado 125.svg
35 Gore Pass 09,527 feet
2904 m
134 Colorado 134.svg
36 Wilkerson Pass 09,507 feet
2898 m
024 US 24.svg
37 Currant Creek Pass 09,482 feet
2890 m
009 Colorado 9.svg
38 Rabbit Ears Pass [288] 09,426 feet
2873 m
040 US 40.svg
39 North La Veta Pass 09,413 feet
2869 m
160 US 160.svg
40 Trout Creek Pass 09,346 feet
2849 m
024.285 US 24.svg US 285.svg
41 Battle Mountain Summit 09,267 feet
2825 m
024 US 24.svg
42 Ute Pass 09,165 feet
2793 m
024 US 24.svg
43 Wind River Pass 09,148 feet
2788 m
007 Colorado 7.svg
44 Black Mesa Summit 09,121 feet
2780 m
092 Colorado 92.svg
45 Palo Flechado Pass   New Mexico 09,109 feet
2776 m
064 US 64.svg
46 Hardscrabble Pass   Colorado 09,085 feet
2769 m
096 Colorado 96.svg
47 Poncha Pass 09,010 feet
2746 m
285 US 285.svg
48 Dallas Divide 08,970 feet
2734 m
062 Colorado 62.svg
49 Muddy Pass [288] 08,772 feet
2674 m
040 US 40.svg
50 McClure Pass 08,755 feet
2669 m
133 Colorado 133.svg
51 Blue Mesa Summit 08,704 feet
2653 m
050 US 50.svg
52 Wondervu Hill 08,660 feet
2640 m
072 Colorado 72.svg
53 Happy Jack Summit [291]   Wyoming 08,640 feet
2633 m
080 I-80.svg
54 U.S. Hill   New Mexico 08,562 feet
2610 m
518 New Mexico 518.svg
55 Douglas Pass   Colorado 08,268 feet
2520 m
139 Colorado 139.svg
56 Cerro Summit 07,950 feet
2423 m
050 US 50.svg
57 Raton Pass [292]   New Mexico 07,834 feet
2388 m
025 I-25.svg
58 Yellowjacket Pass   Colorado 07,783 feet
2372 m
160 US 160.svg
59 Glorieta Pass   New Mexico 07,557 feet
2303 m
025 I-25.svg
60 South Pass [293]   Wyoming 07,550 feet
2301 m
028 WY-28.svg
61 Monument Hill   Colorado 07,343 feet
2238 m
025 I-25.svg
62 Morton Pass   Wyoming 07,173 feet
2186 m
034.1 WY-34.svg
63 Unaweep Divide   Colorado 07,048 feet
2148 m
141 Colorado 141.svg
64 Separation Summit   Wyoming 07,005 feet
2135 m
080 I-80.svg
65 Robinson Summit [288] 06,927 feet
2111 m
080 I-80.svg

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