Lizard Head (often called
Lizard Head Peak) is a mountain in Colorado, one of the
637 peaks above 13,000 feet in elevation in the state (see thirteeners). It is located in the
San Juan Mountains on the border
between San Miguel County and Dolores County, within the Lizard Head Wilderness and just southeast of a group of three Colorado
Peak, and El Diente Peak.
Lizard Head is only the 556th highest peak
in Colorado by most standard definitions,but its towering
spire-like form makes it one of the most spectacular.
Lizard Head is an old eroded volcanic
and is one of the most difficult summits in Colorado to
climb.The story of the first ascent
makes a memorable and harrowing tale. In the words of Albert
Despite the serious and daunting objective hazards, the first
ascent team completed the climb and descent safely in a feat of
skill that was far
ahead of its time.