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Southern Rocky Mountains
Sneffelsrange.JPG
Highest point
Peak Mount Elbert
Elevation 14,440 ft (4,400 m)
Geography
Country United States
Parent range Rocky Mountains
Colorado Rockies from space
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 Central Sawatch Range Elbert Massif  Colorado Mount Elbert &1000000000000440119999914,440 ft
4401 m
&100000000000027715500009,093 ft
2772 m
&10000000001079160000000671 mi
1,079 km
Massive Massif Mount Massive &1000000000000439760999914,428 ft
4398 m
&100000000000005977100001,961 ft
598 m
&100000000000081500000005.06 mi
8.15 km
Collegiate Peaks Mount Harvard &1000000000000439560000014,421 ft
4396 m
&100000000000007092699992,327 ft
709 m
&1000000000002401000000014.92 mi
24.0 km
Williams Mountains Bill Williams Peak &1000000000000408088000013,389 ft
4081 m
&100000000000005126699991,682 ft
513 m
&100000000000060000000003.73 mi
6.00 km
Southern Sawatch Range Mount Antero &1000000000000435139999914,276 ft
4351 m
&100000000000007629099992,503 ft
763 m
&1000000000002856000000017.75 mi
28.6 km
Far Southern Sawatch Range Mount Ouray &1000000000000425539999913,961 ft
4255 m
&100000000000008104600002,659 ft
810 m
&1000000000002186000000013.58 mi
21.9 km
Northern Sawatch Range Mount of the Holy Cross &1000000000000427050000014,011 ft
4271 m
&100000000000006434299992,111 ft
643 m
&1000000000002981000000018.52 mi
29.8 km
Sangre de Cristo Mountains Sierra Blanca Massif Blanca Peak &1000000000000437593999914,357 ft
4376 m
&100000000000016233599995,326 ft
1623 m
&10000000000166360000000103.4 mi
166.4 km
Northern Sangre de Cristo Range Crestones Crestone Peak &1000000000000435856999914,300 ft
4359 m
&100000000000013880599994,554 ft
1388 m
&1000000000004407000000027.4 mi
44.1 km
Rito Alto Peak &1000000000000420622000013,800 ft
4206 m
&100000000000003456399991,134 ft
346 m
&100000000000117100000007.28 mi
11.71 km
Culebra Range  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Culebra Peak &1000000000000428327000014,053 ft
4283 m
&100000000000014712699994,827 ft
1471 m
&1000000000005707000000035.5 mi
57.1 km
Spanish Peaks  Colorado West Spanish Peak &1000000000000415467000013,631 ft
4155 m
&100000000000011234900003,686 ft
1123 m
&1000000000003288000000020.4 mi
32.9 km
Taos Mountains  New Mexico Wheeler Peak &1000000000000401330000013,167 ft
4013 m
&100000000000010390599993,409 ft
1039 m
&1000000000006012000000037.4 mi
60.1 km
Santa Fe Mountains Truchas Peak &1000000000000399519999913,108 ft
3995 m
&100000000000012195000004,001 ft
1220 m
&1000000000006817000000042.4 mi
68.2 km
Cimarron Range, Colorado Baldy Mountain &1000000000000379330000012,445 ft
3793 m
&100000000000008232599992,701 ft
823 m
&1000000000001824000000011.33 mi
18.24 km
Wet Mountains  Colorado Greenhorn Mountain &1000000000000376500000012,352 ft
3765 m
&100000000000011512300003,777 ft
1151 m
&1000000000004116000000025.6 mi
41.2 km
Southern Sangre de Cristo Range  New Mexico Cerro Vista &1000000000000363830000011,937 ft
3638 m
&100000000000007677899992,519 ft
768 m
&1000000000002283000000014.19 mi
22.8 km
San Juan Mountains North Central San Juan Mountains  Colorado Uncompahgre Peak &1000000000000436500000014,321 ft
4365 m
&100000000000013036300004,277 ft
1304 m
&1000000000013689000000085.1 mi
136.9 km
San Miguel Mountains Mount Wilson &1000000000000434407999914,252 ft
4344 m
&100000000000012265199994,024 ft
1227 m
&1000000000005321000000033.1 mi
53.2 km
Sneffels Range Mount Sneffels &1000000000000431539999914,158 ft
4315 m
&100000000000009296399993,050 ft
930 m
&1000000000002532000000015.73 mi
25.3 km
Needle Mountains Mount Eolus &1000000000000429425000014,089 ft
4294 m
&100000000000006653799992,183 ft
665 m
&1000000000002516000000015.63 mi
25.2 km
Grenadier Range Vestal Peak &1000000000000422752999913,870 ft
4228 m
&100000000000003426000001,124 ft
343 m
&100000000000069100000004.29 mi
6.91 km
West Needle Mountains Twilight Peak &1000000000000401209999913,163 ft
4012 m
&100000000000007126200002,338 ft
713 m
&100000000000078600000004.88 mi
7.86 km
La Garita Mountains San Luis Peak &1000000000000427380000014,022 ft
4274 m
&100000000000009488400003,113 ft
949 m
&1000000000004341000000027.0 mi
43.4 km
Cochetopa Hills Long Branch Baldy &100000000000036521999993652 m
11,982 ft
&10000000000000449279999449 m
1,474 ft
&1000000000002235000000022.4 km
13.89 mi
East Central San Juan Mountains Half Peak &1000000000000422072999913,848 ft
4221 m
&100000000000004575000001,501 ft
458 m
&100000000000062600000003.89 mi
6.26 km
Southern San Juan Mountains Summit Peak &1000000000000405619999913,308 ft
4056 m
&100000000000008412500002,760 ft
841 m
&1000000000006423000000039.9 mi
64.2 km
La Plata Mountains Hesperus Mountain &1000000000000403476000013,237 ft
4035 m
&100000000000008692899992,852 ft
869 m
&1000000000003992000000024.8 mi
39.9 km
Tusas Mountains  New Mexico Grouse Mesa &1000000000000347786999911,410 ft
3478 m
&100000000000004221499991,385 ft
422 m
&1000000000003043000000018.91 mi
30.4 km
Mosquito Range  Colorado Mount Lincoln &1000000000000435650000014,293 ft
4357 m
&100000000000011771400003,862 ft
1177 m
&1000000000003631000000022.6 mi
36.3 km
Tenmile Range Quandary Peak &1000000000000434989999914,271 ft
4350 m
&100000000000003428999991,125 ft
343 m
&100000000000050900000003.16 mi
5.09 km
Front Range Central Front Range Grays Peak &1000000000000435200000014,278 ft
4352 m
&100000000000008442999992,770 ft
844 m
&1000000000004027000000025.0 mi
40.3 km
Mount Evans Massif Mount Evans &1000000000000434800000014,265 ft
4348 m
&100000000000008439900002,769 ft
844 m
&100000000000157600000009.79 mi
15.76 km
Northern Front Range Longs Peak Massif Longs Peak &1000000000000434600000014,259 ft
4346 m
&100000000000008961100002,940 ft
896 m
&1000000000007019000000043.6 mi
70.2 km
Mummy Range Hagues Peak &1000000000000413700000013,573 ft
4137 m
&100000000000007376200002,420 ft
738 m
&1000000000002562000000015.92 mi
25.6 km
Indian Peaks North Arapaho Peak &1000000000000411717000013,508 ft
4117 m
&100000000000005074900001,665 ft
507 m
&1000000000002478000000015.40 mi
24.8 km
Never Summer Mountains Mount Richthofen &1000000000000394576999912,945 ft
3946 m
&100000000000008168600002,680 ft
817 m
&100000000000155400000009.66 mi
15.54 km
Southern Front Range Pikes Peak Massif Pikes Peak &1000000000000430231000014,115 ft
4302 m
&100000000000016855399995,530 ft
1686 m
&1000000000009782000000060.8 mi
97.8 km
South Park Hills Waugh Mountain &1000000000000357090999911,716 ft
3571 m
&100000000000007101799992,330 ft
710 m
&1000000000003222000000020.0 mi
32.2 km
Rampart Range Devils Head &100000000000029715999999,749 ft
2972 m
&100000000000003803899991,248 ft
380 m
&100000000000128600000007.99 mi
12.86 km
South Williams Fork Mountains Ptarmigan Peak &1000000000000381117999912,504 ft
3811 m
&10000000000000219759999721 ft
220 m
&100000000000069200000004.30 mi
6.92 km
Tarryall Mountains Bison Peak &1000000000000378940000012,432 ft
3789 m
&100000000000007470599992,451 ft
747 m
&1000000000002951000000018.34 mi
29.5 km
Kenosha Mountains Knobby Crest &1000000000000378994999912,434 ft
3790 m
&100000000000005361399991,759 ft
536 m
&100000000000133100000008.27 mi
13.31 km
Elk Mountains Castle Peak &1000000000000435219999914,279 ft
4352 m
&100000000000007208500002,365 ft
721 m
&1000000000003371000000020.9 mi
33.7 km
Ruby Range Mount Owen &1000000000000398380000013,070 ft
3984 m
&100000000000004139200001,358 ft
414 m
&100000000000119000000007.39 mi
11.90 km
West Elk Mountains West Elk Peak &1000000000000397519999913,042 ft
3975 m
&100000000000009433600003,095 ft
943 m
&1000000000002218000000013.78 mi
22.2 km
Gore Range Mount Powell &1000000000000414096000013,586 ft
4141 m
&100000000000009143999993,000 ft
914 m
&1000000000003475000000021.6 mi
34.8 km
Medicine Bow Mountains  Colorado &
 Wyoming
Clark Peak &1000000000000394840000012,954 ft
3948 m
&100000000000008446000002,771 ft
845 m
&1000000000002684000000016.68 mi
26.8 km
Snowy Range  Wyoming Medicine Bow Peak &1000000000000366240000012,016 ft
3662 m
&100000000000009884700003,243 ft
988 m
&1000000000006553000000040.7 mi
65.5 km
La Sal Mountains  Utah Mount Peale &1000000000000387900000012,726 ft
3879 m
&100000000000018839700006,181 ft
1884 m
&1000000000011777000000073.2 mi
117.8 km
Flat Tops (Colorado)  Colorado Flat Top Mountain &1000000000000376769999912,361 ft
3768 m
&100000000000012356600004,054 ft
1236 m
&1000000000006891000000042.8 mi
68.9 km
Rabbit Ears Range Parkview Mountain &1000000000000374940000012,301 ft
3749 m
&100000000000008156399992,676 ft
816 m
&1000000000001756000000010.91 mi
17.56 km
Park Range Central Park Range Mount Zirkel &1000000000000371409999912,185 ft
3714 m
&100000000000010576600003,470 ft
1058 m
&1000000000006125000000038.1 mi
61.3 km
Elkhead Mountains Sand Mountain North &1000000000000331742999910,884 ft
3317 m
&100000000000006650700002,182 ft
665 m
&1000000000001817000000011.29 mi
18.17 km
White River Plateau Blair Mountain &1000000000000349457000011,465 ft
3495 m
&100000000000005291299991,736 ft
529 m
&1000000000002819000000017.52 mi
28.2 km
Grand Mesa Crater Peak &1000000000000345419999911,333 ft
3454 m
&100000000000007031699992,307 ft
703 m
&1000000000002895000000017.99 mi
29.0 km
Laramie Mountains  Colorado &
 Wyoming
South Bald Mountain &1000000000000335500000011,007 ft
3355 m
&100000000000005678400001,863 ft
568 m
&1000000000002199000000013.66 mi
22.0 km
Uncompahgre Plateau  Colorado &
 Utah
Horsefly Peak &1000000000000315569999910,353 ft
3156 m
&100000000000004380000001,437 ft
438 m
&1000000000002135000000013.27 mi
21.4 km
Ute Mountain  Colorado Ute Peak &100000000000030430000009,984 ft
3043 m
&100000000000012310899994,039 ft
1231 m
&1000000000006285000000039.1 mi
62.9 km
Raton Mesa  Colorado &
 New Mexico
Fishers Peak &100000000000029361999999,633 ft
2936 m
&100000000000005629700001,847 ft
563 m
&1000000000005216000000032.4 mi
52.2 km
See also: Mountain ranges of Colorado

Mountain peaks

See also: Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains

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  Colorado Sawatch Range &1000000000000440119999914,440 ft
4401 m
&100000000000027715500009,093 ft
2772 m
&10000000001079160000000671 mi
1,079 km
2 Mount Massive Sawatch Range &1000000000000439760999914,428 ft
4398 m
&100000000000005977100001,961 ft
598 m
&100000000000081500000005.06 mi
8.15 km
3 Mount Harvard Collegiate Peaks &1000000000000439560000014,421 ft
4396 m
&100000000000007092699992,327 ft
709 m
&1000000000002401000000014.92 mi
24.0 km
4 Blanca Peak Sierra Blanca &1000000000000437593999914,357 ft
4376 m
&100000000000016233599995,326 ft
1623 m
&10000000000166360000000103.4 mi
166.4 km
5 La Plata Peak Collegiate Peaks &1000000000000437169999914,343 ft
4372 m
&100000000000005611369991,841 ft
561 m
&100000000000101000000006.28 mi
10.10 km
6 Uncompahgre Peak San Juan Mountains &1000000000000436500000014,321 ft
4365 m
&100000000000013036300004,277 ft
1304 m
&1000000000013689000000085.1 mi
136.9 km
7 Crestone Peak Crestones &1000000000000435856999914,300 ft
4359 m
&100000000000013880599994,554 ft
1388 m
&1000000000004407000000027.4 mi
44.1 km
8 Mount Lincoln Mosquito Range &1000000000000435650000014,293 ft
4357 m
&100000000000011771400003,862 ft
1177 m
&1000000000003631000000022.6 mi
36.3 km
9 Castle Peak Elk Mountains &1000000000000435219999914,279 ft
4352 m
&100000000000007208500002,365 ft
721 m
&1000000000003371000000020.9 mi
33.7 km
10 Grays Peak Front Range &1000000000000435200000014,278 ft
4352 m
&100000000000008442999992,770 ft
844 m
&1000000000004027000000025.0 mi
40.3 km
11 Mount Antero Sawatch Range &1000000000000435139999914,276 ft
4351 m
&100000000000007629099992,503 ft
763 m
&1000000000002856000000017.75 mi
28.6 km
12 Mount Evans Front Range &1000000000000434980000014,271 ft
4350 m
&100000000000008439900002,769 ft
844 m
&100000000000157600000009.79 mi
15.76 km
13 Longs Peak Front Range &1000000000000434600000014,259 ft
4346 m
&100000000000008961100002,940 ft
896 m
&1000000000007019000000043.6 mi
70.2 km
14 Mount Wilson San Miguel Mountains PB &1000000000000434407999914,252 ft
4344 m
&100000000000012265199994,024 ft
1227 m
&1000000000005321000000033.1 mi
53.2 km
15 Mount Princeton NGS Collegiate Peaks &1000000000000432930000014,204 ft
4329 m
&100000000000006635499992,177 ft
664 m
&100000000000083600000005.19 mi
8.36 km
16 Mount Yale NGS Collegiate Peaks &1000000000000432881000014,202 ft
4329 m
&100000000000005718049991,876 ft
572 m
&100000000000089300000005.55 mi
8.93 km
17 Maroon Peak NGS Elk Mountains &1000000000000431700000014,163 ft
4317 m
&100000000000007120130002,336 ft
712 m
&100000000000129700000008.06 mi
12.97 km
18 Mount Sneffels Sneffels Range PB &1000000000000431539999914,158 ft
4315 m
&100000000000009296399993,050 ft
930 m
&1000000000002532000000015.73 mi
25.3 km
19 Capitol Peak Elk Mountains &1000000000000430881599914,137 ft
4309 m
&100000000000005273039991,730 ft
527 m
&100000000000119800000007.44 mi
11.98 km
20 Pikes Peak Pikes Peak Massif &1000000000000430231000014,115 ft
4302 m
&100000000000016855399995,530 ft
1686 m
&1000000000009782000000060.8 mi
97.8 km
21 Mount Eolus Needle Mountains &1000000000000429425000014,089 ft
4294 m
&100000000000006653799992,183 ft
665 m
&1000000000002516000000015.63 mi
25.2 km
22 Handies Peak NGS San Juan Mountains &1000000000000428480000014,058 ft
4285 m
&100000000000005754619991,888 ft
575 m
&1000000000001800000000011.18 mi
18.00 km
23 Culebra Peak Culebra Range &1000000000000428327000014,053 ft
4283 m
&100000000000014712699994,827 ft
1471 m
&1000000000005707000000035.5 mi
57.1 km
24 San Luis Peak La Garita Mountains PB &1000000000000427380000014,022 ft
4274 m
&100000000000009488400003,113 ft
949 m
&1000000000004341000000027.0 mi
43.4 km
25 Mount of the Holy Cross Sawatch Range &1000000000000427050000014,011 ft
4271 m
&100000000000006434299992,111 ft
643 m
&1000000000002981000000018.52 mi
29.8 km
26 Grizzly Peak NGS Collegiate Peaks &1000000000000426560000013,995 ft
4266 m
&100000000000005815579991,908 ft
582 m
&100000000000108900000006.77 mi
10.89 km
27 Mount Ouray Sawatch Range &1000000000000425539999913,961 ft
4255 m
&100000000000008104600002,659 ft
810 m
&1000000000002186000000013.58 mi
21.9 km
28 Vermilion Peak PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000423671900013,900 ft
4237 m
&100000000000006416040002,105 ft
642 m
&100000000000146000000009.07 mi
14.60 km
29 Mount Silverheels NGS PB Front Range &1000000000000421500000013,829 ft
4215 m
&100000000000006958579992,283 ft
696 m
&100000000000088200000005.48 mi
8.82 km
30 Rio Grande Pyramid NGS PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000421439999913,827 ft
4214 m
&100000000000005672329991,861 ft
567 m
&1000000000001731000000010.76 mi
17.31 km
31 Bald Mountain PB Front Range &1000000000000417280500013,690 ft
4173 m
&100000000000006397749992,099 ft
640 m
&100000000000120900000007.51 mi
12.09 km
32 Mount Oso San Juan Mountains &1000000000000417265899913,690 ft
4173 m
&100000000000005071870001,664 ft
507 m
&100000000000088100000005.47 mi
8.81 km
33 Mount Jackson PB Sawatch Range &1000000000000416853799913,676 ft
4169 m
&100000000000005516879991,810 ft
552 m
&100000000000051600000003.21 mi
5.16 km
34 Bard Peak PB Front Range &1000000000000415948400013,647 ft
4159 m
&100000000000005184650001,701 ft
518 m
&100000000000087400000005.43 mi
8.74 km
35 Peak 10 PB Tenmile Range &1000000000000415735400013,640 ft
4157 m
&100000000000005361430001,759 ft
536 m
&100000000000014000000000.87 mi
1.40 km
36 West Spanish Peak Spanish Peaks &1000000000000415467000013,631 ft
4155 m
&100000000000011234900003,686 ft
1123 m
&1000000000003288000000020.4 mi
32.9 km
37 Mount Powell Gore Range &1000000000000414096000013,586 ft
4141 m
&100000000000009143999993,000 ft
914 m
&1000000000003475000000021.6 mi
34.8 km
38 Hagues Peak Mummy Range &1000000000000413700000013,573 ft
4137 m
&100000000000007376200002,420 ft
738 m
&1000000000002562000000015.92 mi
25.6 km
39 Tower Mountain PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000413244599913,558 ft
4132 m
&100000000000005035299991,652 ft
504 m
&100000000000086200000005.36 mi
8.62 km
40 Treasure Mountain PB Elk Mountains &1000000000000412534199913,535 ft
4125 m
&100000000000008598410002,821 ft
860 m
&100000000000111300000006.92 mi
11.13 km
41 North Arapaho Peak Indian Peaks PB &1000000000000411717000013,508 ft
4117 m
&100000000000005074900001,665 ft
507 m
&1000000000002478000000015.40 mi
24.8 km
42 Parry Peak Front Range &1000000000000408334000013,397 ft
4083 m
&100000000000005276090001,731 ft
528 m
&100000000000152200000009.46 mi
15.22 km
43 Bill Williams Peak Williams Mountains PB &1000000000000408088000013,389 ft
4081 m
&100000000000005126699991,682 ft
513 m
&100000000000060000000003.73 mi
6.00 km
44 Sultan Mountain PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000407621500013,373 ft
4076 m
&100000000000005693659991,868 ft
569 m
&100000000000073900000004.59 mi
7.39 km
45 West Buffalo Peak PB Mosquito Range &1000000000000406360100013,332 ft
4064 m
&100000000000006053329991,986 ft
605 m
&1000000000001638000000010.18 mi
16.38 km
46 Mount Herard PB Sangre de Cristo Range &1000000000000406157600013,325 ft
4062 m
&100000000000006217920002,040 ft
622 m
&100000000000074700000004.64 mi
7.47 km
47 Summit Peak San Juan Mountains &1000000000000405619999913,308 ft
4056 m
&100000000000008412500002,760 ft
841 m
&1000000000006423000000039.9 mi
64.2 km
48 Dolores Peak PB San Miguel Mountains PB &1000000000000405259200013,296 ft
4053 m
&100000000000005943600001,950 ft
594 m
&100000000000080200000004.98 mi
8.02 km
49 Antora Peak PB Sawatch Range &1000000000000404627399913,275 ft
4046 m
&100000000000007342630002,409 ft
734 m
&100000000000108600000006.75 mi
10.86 km
50 Henry Mountain PB Sawatch Range &1000000000000404203699913,261 ft
4042 m
&100000000000005102350001,674 ft
510 m
&1000000000001855000000011.53 mi
18.55 km
51 Lavender Peak PB La Plata Mountains &1000000000000403719799913,245 ft
4037 m
&100000000000008717279992,860 ft
872 m
&1000000000003991000000024.8 mi
39.9 km
52 Jacque Peak PB Gore Range &1000000000000402675000013,211 ft
4027 m
&100000000000006294120002,065 ft
629 m
&100000000000072800000004.52 mi
7.28 km
53 Bennett Peak PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000402605699913,209 ft
4026 m
&100000000000005312659991,743 ft
531 m
&1000000000002752000000017.10 mi
27.5 km
54 Conejos Peak NGS PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000401700000013,179 ft
4017 m
&100000000000005827780001,912 ft
583 m
&100000000000131200000008.15 mi
13.12 km
55 Wheeler Peak  New Mexico Taos Mountains &1000000000000401330000013,167 ft
4013 m
&100000000000010390599993,409 ft
1039 m
&1000000000006012000000037.4 mi
60.1 km
56 Twilight Peak  Colorado West Needle Mountains PB &1000000000000401209999913,163 ft
4012 m
&100000000000007126200002,338 ft
713 m
&100000000000078600000004.88 mi
7.86 km
57 South River Peak PB San Juan Mountains &1000000000000400938999913,154 ft
4009 m
&100000000000007461499992,448 ft
746 m
&1000000000003534000000022.0 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  Colorado Sawatch Range &1000000000000440119999914,440 ft
4401 m
&100000000000027715500009,093 ft
2772 m
&10000000001079160000000671 mi
1,079 km
2 Pikes Peak Pikes Peak Massif &1000000000000430231000014,115 ft
4302 m
&100000000000016855399995,530 ft
1686 m
&1000000000009782000000060.8 mi
97.8 km
3 Blanca Peak Sierra Blanca Massif &1000000000000437593999914,357 ft
4376 m
&100000000000016233599995,326 ft
1623 m
&10000000000166360000000103.4 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  Colorado Sawatch Range &1000000000000440119999914,440 ft
4401 m
&100000000000027715500009,093 ft
2772 m
&10000000001079160000000671 mi
1,079 km
2 Blanca Peak Sierra Blanca Massif &1000000000000437593999914,357 ft
4376 m
&100000000000016233599995,326 ft
1623 m
&10000000000166360000000103.4 mi
166.4 km
3 Uncompahgre Peak San Juan Mountains &1000000000000436500000014,321 ft
4365 m
&100000000000013036300004,277 ft
1304 m
&1000000000013689000000085.1 mi
136.9 km
4 Mount Peale  Utah La Sal Mountains &1000000000000387900000012,726 ft
3879 m
&100000000000018839700006,181 ft
1884 m
&1000000000011777000000073.2 mi
117.8 km
5 Pikes Peak  Colorado Pikes Peak Massif &1000000000000430231000014,115 ft
4302 m
&100000000000016855399995,530 ft
1686 m
&1000000000009782000000060.8 mi
97.8 km
6 Longs Peak Front Range &1000000000000434600000014,259 ft
4346 m
&100000000000008961100002,940 ft
896 m
&1000000000007019000000043.6 mi
70.2 km
7 Flat Top Mountain Flat Tops PB &1000000000000376769999912,361 ft
3768 m
&100000000000012356600004,054 ft
1236 m
&1000000000006891000000042.8 mi
68.9 km
8 Truchas Peak  New Mexico Santa Fe Mountains PB &1000000000000399519999913,108 ft
3995 m
&100000000000012195000004,001 ft
1220 m
&1000000000006817000000042.4 mi
68.2 km
9 Mount Zirkel  Colorado Park Range &1000000000000371409999912,185 ft
3714 m
&100000000000010576600003,470 ft
1058 m
&1000000000006125000000038.1 mi
61.3 km
10 Medicine Bow Peak  Wyoming Snowy Range PB &1000000000000366240000012,016 ft
3662 m
&100000000000009884700003,243 ft
988 m
&1000000000006553000000040.7 mi
65.5 km
11 Summit Peak  Colorado San Juan Mountains &1000000000000405619999913,308 ft
4056 m
&100000000000008412500002,760 ft
841 m
&1000000000006423000000039.9 mi
64.2 km
12 Wheeler Peak  New Mexico Taos Mountains &1000000000000401330000013,167 ft
4013 m
&100000000000010390599993,409 ft
1039 m
&1000000000006012000000037.4 mi
60.1 km
13 Culebra Peak  Colorado Culebra Range &1000000000000428327000014,053 ft
4283 m
&100000000000014712699994,827 ft
1471 m
&1000000000005707000000035.5 mi
57.1 km
14 Mount Wilson San Miguel Mountains PB &1000000000000434407999914,252 ft
4344 m
&100000000000012265199994,024 ft
1227 m
&1000000000005321000000033.1 mi
53.2 km
15 Fishers Peak Raton Mesa PB &100000000000029361999999,633 ft
2936 m
&100000000000005629700001,847 ft
563 m
&1000000000005216000000032.4 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  Colorado Raton Mesa &100000000000029361999999,633 ft
2936 m
&100000000000005629700001,847 ft
563 m
&1000000000005216000000032.4 mi
52.2 km
37.0982°N
104.4628°W
2 East Spanish Peak Spanish Peaks &1000000000000386715000012,688 ft
3867 m
&100000000000007263400002,383 ft
726 m
&100000000000067800000004.21 mi
6.78 km
37.3934°N
104.9201°W
3 West Spanish Peak &1000000000000415467000013,631 ft
4155 m
&100000000000011234900003,686 ft
1123 m
&1000000000003288000000020.4 mi
32.9 km
37.3756°N
104.9934°W
4 Pikes Peak Front Range &1000000000000430231000014,115 ft
4302 m
&100000000000016855399995,530 ft
1686 m
&1000000000009782000000060.8 mi
97.8 km
38.8405°N
105.0442°W
5 Blanca Peak Sangre de Cristo Mountains &1000000000000437593999914,357 ft
4376 m
&100000000000016233599995,326 ft
1623 m
&10000000000166360000000103.4 mi
166.4 km
37.5775°N
105.4856°W
6 Mount Harvard Sawatch Range &1000000000000439560000014,421 ft
4396 m
&100000000000007092699992,327 ft
709 m
&1000000000002401000000014.92 mi
24.0 km
38.9244°N
106.3207°W
7 Mount Elbert &1000000000000440119999914,440 ft
4401 m
&100000000000027715500009,093 ft
2772 m
&10000000001079160000000671 mi
1,079 km
39.1178°N
106.4454°W

Mountain passes

Independence Pass Summit View
Red Mountain Pass

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  Colorado 14,160 feet
4316 m
005Colorado 5.svg
2 Pikes Peak Highway 14,115 feet
4302 m
9992005-05-13 Pikes Peak Highway.jpg
3 Trail Ridge Road 12,183 feet
3713 m
034US 34.svg
4 Independence Pass 12,095 feet
3687 m
082Colorado 82.svg
5 Loveland Pass 11,992 feet
3655 m
006US 6.svg
6 Hoosier Pass 11,541 feet
3518 m
009Colorado 9.svg
7 Slumgullion Pass 11,361 feet
3463 m
149Colorado 149.svg
8 Fremont Pass 11,318 feet
3450 m
091Colorado 91.svg
9 Berthoud Pass 11,315 feet
3449 m
040US 40.svg
10 Monarch Pass 11,312 feet
3448 m
050US 50.svg
11 Eisenhower Tunnel 11,158 feet
3401 m
070I-70.svg
12 Warrior Mountain Summit 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 10,901 feet
3323 m
149Colorado 149.svg
17 Wolf Creek Pass 10,850 feet
3307 m
160US 160.svg
18 Snowy Range Pass  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 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 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 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  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  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 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 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  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  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  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 06,927 feet
2111 m
080I-80.svg
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