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Collegiate Peaks
central Sawatch Range
View of the Collegiate Peaks from near the Arkansas River just south of Chalk Creek.
Highest point
Peak Mount Harvard
Elevation 14,427 ft (4,397 m)
Dimensions
Length 34 mi (55 km) W-E
Width 30 mi (48 km) N-S
Area 587 sq mi (1,520 km2)
Geography
Country United States
State Colorado
County Chaffee and Pitkin
Range coordinates 38°55′28″N 106°19′15″W / 38.92444°N 106.32083°W / 38.92444; -106.32083Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 106°19′15″W / 38.92444°N 106.32083°W / 38.92444; -106.32083
Parent range Sawatch Range, Rocky Mountains

The Collegiate Peaks (or Collegiate Range) is a name given to a section of the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains located in central Colorado. Drainages to the east include headwaters of the Arkansas River.

The Collegiate Peaks include some of the highest mountains in the Rockies. The section is so named because several of the mountains are named for prominent universities.

Prominent peaks

Summits of the Collegiate Peaks With At Least 100 Meters of Topographic Prominence
Rank Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Harvard NGS &1000000000000439560000014,421 ft
4396 m
&100000000000007092699992,327 ft
709 m
&1000000000002401000000014.92 mi
24.0 km
2 La Plata Peak &1000000000000437169999914,343 ft
4372 m
&100000000000005611369991,841 ft
561 m
&100000000000101000000006.28 mi
10.10 km
3 Mount Belford NGS &1000000000000432940499914,204 ft
4329 m
&100000000000004014220001,317 ft
401 m
&100000000000053100000003.30 mi
5.31 km
4 Mount Princeton NGS &1000000000000432930000014,204 ft
4329 m
&100000000000006570000002,156 ft
657 m
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5 Mount Yale NGS &1000000000000432881000014,202 ft
4329 m
&100000000000005718049991,876 ft
572 m
&100000000000089300000005.55 mi
8.93 km
6 Mount Oxford NGS &1000000000000431589999914,160 ft
4316 m
&10000000000000192937999633 ft
193 m
&100000000000019700000001.22 mi
1.97 km
7 Mount Columbia NGS &1000000000000429140999914,079 ft
4291 m
&10000000000000266089999873 ft
266 m
&100000000000030500000001.90 mi
3.05 km
8 Missouri Mountain NGS &1000000000000428980000014,074 ft
4290 m
&10000000000000252069999827 ft
252 m
&100000000000021100000001.31 mi
2.11 km
9 Huron Peak NGS &1000000000000427081000014,012 ft
4271 m
&100000000000004276340001,403 ft
428 m
&100000000000051600000003.21 mi
5.16 km
10 Grizzly Peak NGS &1000000000000426560000013,995 ft
4266 m
&100000000000005815579991,908 ft
582 m
&100000000000108900000006.77 mi
10.89 km
11 Ice Mountain PB &1000000000000425430199913,958 ft
4254 m
&10000000000000302057000991 ft
302 m
&100000000000033900000002.11 mi
3.39 km
12 Mount Hope PB &1000000000000424869999913,939 ft
4249 m
&10000000000000259994000853 ft
260 m
&100000000000046800000002.91 mi
4.68 km
13 Emerald Peak PB &1000000000000424002199913,911 ft
4240 m
&10000000000000165811000544 ft
166 m
&100000000000020900000001.30 mi
2.09 km
14 North Apostle PB &1000000000000422047599913,847 ft
4220 m
&10000000000000109727999360 ft
110 m
&100000000000005900000000.37 mi
0.59 km
15 Rinker Peak PB &1000000000000420300600013,789 ft
4203 m
&10000000000000275233999903 ft
275 m
&100000000000024600000001.53 mi
2.46 km
16 Peak 13,762 (Silver King Peak) PB &1000000000000419672900013,769 ft
4197 m
&10000000000000250545999822 ft
251 m
&100000000000027200000001.69 mi
2.72 km
17 Garfield Peak PB &1000000000000419608899913,767 ft
4196 m
&10000000000000103632000340 ft
104 m
&100000000000013400000000.83 mi
1.34 km
18 Sayres Benchmark NGS PB &1000000000000418939999913,745 ft
4189 m
&10000000000000291997999958 ft
292 m
&100000000000030900000001.92 mi
3.09 km
19 Sewanee Peak &1000000000000400259999913,132 ft
4003 m
&10000000000000164000000538 ft
164 m
&100000000000011800000000.73 mi
1.18 km
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