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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 Wyomingmarker, the central and western portions of Coloradomarker, the northern portion of New Mexicomarker, and extreme eastern portions of Utahmarker. The Southern Rockies include the highest mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains and include all 30 of the highest peaks of the Rockies. 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 Rocky Mountains are divided from the Western Rocky Mountains by the Green River and the Colorado Rivermarker below the Green River. The Southern Rockies are divided from the Central Rocky Mountains by the divide in Wyoming running up the North Platte River and the Sweetwater River to South Passmarker, and then down Pacific Creek and Sandy Creek to the Green River. This later divide between the Southern Rockies and the Northern Rockies provided the lowest elevation traverse of the Rocky Mountain region for the historic Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail.

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 PB Central Sawatch Range Elbert Massifmarker PB Mount ElbertmarkerThe summit of Mount Elbertmarker is the highest point of the Rocky Mountains and the State of Coloradomarker. NGS 14,440 feet

4401 m
9,093 feet

2772 m
670.6 miles

1079.2 km
Massive Massifmarker PB Mount Massivemarker 14,428 feet

4398 m
1,941 feet

592 m
5.1 miles

8.2 km
Collegiate Peaks PB Mount Harvardmarker NGS 14,421 feet

4396 m
2,327 feet

709 m
14.9 miles

24.0 km
Southern Sawatch Range PB Mount Anteromarker NGS 14,276 feet

4351 m
2,503 feet

763 m
17.7 miles

28.6 km
Far Southern Sawatch Range PB Mount Ouraymarker NGS 13,961 feet

4255 m
2,659 feet

810 m
13.6 miles

21.9 km
Northern Sawatch Range PB Mount of the Holy Crossmarker NGS 14,009 feet

4270 m
2,111 feet

643 m
18.5 miles

29.8 km
Sangre de Cristo Mountains PB Sierra Blanca PB Blanca Peakmarker 14,351 feet

4374 m
5,326 feet

1623 m
103.4 miles

166.4 km
Northern Sangre de Cristo Range PB Crestones PB Crestone Peakmarker 14,300 feet

4359 m
4,554 feet

1388 m
27.4 miles

44.1 km
Rito Alto Peak PB 13,800 feet

4206 m
1,134 feet

346 m
7.3 miles

11.7 km
Culebra Range PB

Culebra Peakmarker 14,053 feet

4283 m
4,827 feet

1471 m
35.5 miles

57.1 km
Spanish Peaks PB West Spanish Peakmarker 13,631 feet

4155 m
3,685 feet

1123 m
20.4 miles

32.9 km
Taos Mountains PB Wheeler PeakmarkerThe summit of Wheeler Peakmarker is the highest point of the State of New Mexicomarker. NGS 13,167 feet

4013 m
3,409 feet

1039 m
37.4 miles

60.1 km
Santa Fe Mountains PB Truchas Peakmarker NGS 13,107 feet

3995 m
4,001 feet

1220 m
42.4 miles

68.2 km
Cimarron Range PB Baldy Mountainmarker NGS 12,445 feet

3793 m
2,701 feet

823 m
11.3 miles

18.2 km
Wet Mountainsmarker PB Greenhorn Mountain NGS 12,352 feet

3765 m
3,777 feet

1151 m
26.4 miles

42.5 km
Southern Sangre de Cristo Range PB Cerro Vista NGS PB 11,937 feet

3638 m
2,519 feet

768 m
14.2 miles

22.8 km
San Juan Mountains PB North Central San Juan Mountains PB Uncompahgre Peakmarker NGS 14,321 feet

4365 m
4,277 feet

1304 m
85.1 miles

136.9 km
San Miguel Mountains PB Mount Wilsonmarker 14,252 feet

4344 m
4,024 feet

1227 m
33.1 miles

53.2 km
Sneffels Range PB Mount Sneffelsmarker NGS 14,158 feet

4315 m
3,050 feet

930 m
15.7 miles

25.3 km
Needle Mountains PB Mount Eolusmarker 14,089 feet

4294 m
2,183 feet

665 m
25.2 miles

40.5 km
Grenadier Range PB Vestal Peak PB 13,870 feet

4228 m
1,104 feet

336 m
4.3 miles

6.9 km
West Needle Mountains PB Twilight Peak PB 13,163 feet

4012 m
2,338 feet

713 m
4.9 miles

7.9 km
La Garita Mountains PB San Luis Peakmarker NGS 14,022 feet

4274 m
3,113 feet

949 m
27.0 miles

43.4 km
Cochetopa Hills Long Branch Baldy NGS 11,982 feet

3652 m
1,474 feet

449 m
13.7 miles

22.0 km
East Central San Juan Mountains PB Half Peak PB 13,848 feet

4221 m
1,481 feet

451 m
3.9 miles

6.3 km
Southern San Juan Mountains PB

Summit Peak NGS PB 13,308 feet

4056 m
2,760 feet

841 m
39.9 miles

64.2 km
La Plata Mountains PB Lavender Peakmarker PB 13,245 feet

4037 m
2,860 feet

872 m
24.8 miles

39.9 km
Mosquito Range PB Mount Lincolnmarker NGS 14,293 feet

4357 m
3,862 feet

1177 m
22.6 miles

36.3 km
Tenmile Range PB Quandary Peakmarker NGS 14,271 feet

4350 m
1,105 feet

337 m
3.2 miles

5.1 km
Front Range PB Central Front Range PB Grays PeakmarkerThe summit of Grays Peakmarker is the highest point on the Continental Divide of North America. NGS 14,278 feet

4352 m
2,770 feet

844 m
25.0 miles

40.3 km
Northern Front Range PB Longs Peak Massifmarker PB Longs Peakmarker NGS 14,259 feet

4346 m
2,940 feet

896 m
43.6 miles

70.2 km
Mummy Rangemarker PB Hagues Peak NGS PB 13,573 feet

4137 m
2,420 feet

738 m
15.9 miles

25.6 km
Indian Peaksmarker PB North Arapaho Peakmarker PB 13,508 feet

4117 m
1,665 feet

507 m
15.4 miles

24.8 km
Never Summer Mountains PB Mount Richthofen PB 12,945 feet

3946 m
2,680 feet

817 m
9.7 miles

15.5 km
Southern Front Range Pikes Peak Massifmarker Pikes Peakmarker NGS 14,115 feet

4302 m
5,530 feet

1686 m
60.8 miles

97.8 km
South Park Hills PB Waugh Mountain PB 11,716 feet

3571 m
2,330 feet

710 m
20.0 miles

32.2 km
Rampart Range PB Devils Headmarker NGS PB 9,749 feet

2972 m
1,248 feet

380 m
8.0 miles

12.9 km
South Williams Fork Mountains PB Ptarmigan Peak PB 12,504 feet

3811 m
721 feet

220 m
4.3 miles

6.9 km
Tarryall Mountains PB Bison Peak NGS PB 12,432 feet

3789 m
2,451 feet

747 m
19.1 miles

30.8 km
Kenosha Mountains PB Windy Peak NGS PB 11,970 feet

3649 m
1,510 feet

460 m
5.4 miles

8.7 km
Elk Mountains PB Castle Peakmarker NGS 14,279 feet

4352 m
2,365 feet

721 m
20.9 miles

33.7 km
Ruby Range Mount Owen NGS PB 13,070 feet

3984 m
1,358 feet

414 m
8.0 miles

12.8 km
West Elk Mountains PB West Elk Peak NGS PB 13,042 feet

3975 m
3,095 feet

943 m
13.8 miles

22.2 km
Gore Range PB Mount Powell PB 13,566 feet

4135 m
3,000 feet

914 m
21.5 miles

34.6 km
Medicine Bow Mountainsmarker PB

Clark Peak NGS PB 12,954 feet

3948 m
2,771 feet

845 m
73.2 miles

26.8 km
La Sal Mountainsmarker PB

Mount Pealemarker NGS 12,726 feet

3879 m
6,181 feet

1883 m
73.2 miles

117.8 km
Flat Tops PB Flat Top Mountain NGS PB 12,361 feet

3768 m
4,054 feet

1236 m
42.8 miles

68.9 km
Rabbit Ears Range PB Parkview Mountain NGS PB 12,301 feet

3749 m
2,676 feet

816 m
10.9 miles

17.6 km
Park Range PB Central Park Range PB Mount Zirkel PB 12,185 feet

3714 m
3,470 feet

1058 m
41.5 miles

66.8 km
Elkhead Mountains PB Sand Mountain North PB 10,884 feet

3317 m
2,179 feet

664 m
18.2 miles

29.3 km
White River Plateau PB Blair Mountain PB 11,445 feet

3488 m
1,736 feet

529 m
17.5 miles

28.2 km
Grand Mesa PB Crater Peak NGS PB 11,333 feet

3454 m
2,307 feet

703 m
18.0 miles

29.0 km
Laramie Mountainsmarker PB

Laramie Mountains High Point NGS PB 11,025 feet

3360 m
1,880 feet

573 m
15.5 miles

24.9 km
Uncompaghre Plateau PB

Horsefly Peak NGS PB 10,353 feet

3156 m
1,437 feet

438 m
14.6 miles

23.5 km
Ute Mountainmarker PB Ute Peakmarker NGS 9,984 feet

3043 m
4,039 feet

1231 m
39.1 miles

62.9 km
Raton Mesa PB

Fishers Peak PB 9,633 feet

2936 m
1,847 feet

563 m
32.4 miles

52.2 km


Mountain peaks

Highest summits

The following sortable table lists the 57 mountain peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least of topographic elevation and at least of topographic prominence. Topographic elevation is defined as the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit.

The 57 Summits of the Southern Rocky Mountains with at least 4000 meters of Elevation and at least 500 meters of Prominence
Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbertmarker Sawatch Range 4401.200=4401 m

14,440 feet
2771.546=2772 m

9,093 feet
01079.22=1079.2 km

670.6 miles
2 Mount Massivemarker Sawatch Range 4397.607=4398 m

14,428 feet
0591.617=592 m

1,941 feet
00008.15=8.2 km

5.1 miles
3 Mount Harvardmarker Collegiate Peaks 4397.429=4397 m

14,427 feet
0709.270=709 m

2,327 feet
00024.01=24.0 km

14.9 miles
4 La Plata Peakmarker Collegiate Peaks 4379.216=4379 m

14,368 feet
0561.137=561 m

1,841 feet
00010.10=10.1 km

6.3 miles
5 Blanca Peakmarker Sierra Blancamarker 4374.111=4374 m

14,351 feet
1623.365=1623 m

5,326 feet
00166.43=166.4 km

103.4 miles
6 Uncompahgre Peakmarker San Juan Mountains 4365.000=4365 m

14,321 feet
1303.630=1304 m

4,277 feet
00136.89=136.9 km

85.1 miles
7 Crestone Peakmarker Crestones 4358.572=4359 m

14,300 feet
1388.059=1388 m

4,554 feet
00044.07=44.1 km

27.4 miles
8 Mount Lincolnmarker Mosquito Range 4356.500=4357 m

14,293 feet
1177.138=1177 m

3,862 feet
00036.31=36.3 km

22.6 miles
9 Castle Peakmarker Elk Mountains 4352.200=4352 m

14,279 feet
0720.852=721 m

2,365 feet
00033.71=33.7 km

20.9 miles
10 Grays Peakmarker Front Range 4352.000=4352 m

14,278 feet
0844.296=844 m

2,770 feet
00040.27=40.3 km

25.0 miles
11 Mount Anteromarker Sawatch Range 4351.400=4351 m

14,276 feet
0762.914=763 m

2,503 feet
00028.56=28.6 km

17.7 miles
12 Mount Evansmarker Front Range 4348.000=4348 m

14,265 feet
0843.991=844 m

2,769 feet
00015.76=15.8 km

9.8 miles
13 Longs Peakmarker Front Range 4346.000=4346 m

14,259 feet
0896.112=896 m

2,940 feet
00070.19=70.2 km

43.6 miles
14 Mount Wilsonmarker San Miguel Mountains 4344.080=4344 m

14,252 feet
1226.515=1227 m

4,024 feet
00053.21=53.2 km

33.1 miles
15 Mount Princetonmarker Collegiate Peaks 4329.300=4329 m

14,204 feet
0663.550=664 m

2,177 feet
00008.36=8.4 km

5.2 miles
16 Mount Yalemarker Collegiate Peaks 4328.810=4329 m

14,202 feet
0571.805=572 m

1,876 feet
00008.93=8.9 km

5.5 miles
17 Maroon Peakmarker Elk Mountains 4317.000=4317 m

14,163 feet
0712.013=712 m

2,336 feet
00012.97=13.0 km

8.1 miles
18 Mount Sneffelsmarker Sneffels Range 4315.400=4315 m

14,158 feet
0929.640=930 m

3,050 feet
00025.32=25.3 km

15.7 miles
19 Capitol Peakmarker Elk Mountains 4308.816=4309 m

14,137 feet
0527.304=527 m

1,730 feet
00011.98=12.0 km

7.4 miles
20 Pikes Peakmarker Pikes Peak Massifmarker 4302.310=4302 m

14,115 feet
1685.544=1686 m

5,530 feet
00097.82=97.8 km

60.8 miles
21 Mount Eolusmarker Needle Mountains 4294.255=4294 m

14,089 feet
0665.378=665 m

2,183 feet
00040.48=40.5 km

25.2 miles
22 Handies Peakmarker San Juan Mountains 4284.800=4285 m

14,058 feet
0575.462=575 m

1,888 feet
00018.00=18.0 km

11.2 miles
23 Culebra Peakmarker Culebra Range 4283.266=4283 m

14,053 feet
1471.270=1471 m

4,827 feet
00057.07=57.1 km

35.5 miles
24 San Luis Peakmarker La Garita Mountains 4273.800=4274 m

14,022 feet
0948.842=949 m

3,113 feet
00043.41=43.4 km

27.0 miles
25 Mount of the Holy Crossmarker Sawatch Range 4270.510=4271 m

14,011 feet
0643.433=643 m

2,111 feet
00029.81=29.8 km

18.5 miles
26 Grizzly Peakmarker Collegiate Peaks 4265.600=4266 m

13,995 feet
0581.558=582 m

1,908 feet
00010.89=10.9 km

6.8 miles
27 Mount Ouraymarker Sawatch Range 4255.400=4255 m

13,961 feet
0810.463=810 m

2,659 feet
00021.86=21.9 km

13.6 miles
28 Vermilion Peakmarker San Juan Mountains 4236.719=4237 m

13,900 feet
0641.604=642 m

2,105 feet
00014.60=14.6 km

9.1 miles
29 Mount Silverheelsmarker Front Range 4215.000=4215 m

13,829 feet
0695.858=696 m

2,283 feet
00008.82=8.8 km

5.5 miles
30 Rio Grande Pyramid San Juan Mountains 4214.400=4214 m

13,827 feet
0567.233=567 m

1,861 feet
00017.31=17.3 km

10.8 miles
31 Bald Mountain Front Range 4172.805=4173 m

13,690 feet
0639.775=640 m

2,099 feet
00012.09=12.1 km

7.5 miles
32 Mount Oso San Juan Mountains 4172.659=4173 m

13,690 feet
0507.187=507 m

1,664 feet
00008.81=8.8 km

5.5 miles
33 Mount Jackson Sawatch Range 4168.538=4169 m

13,676 feet
0551.688=552 m

1,810 feet
00005.16=5.2 km

3.2 miles
34 Bard Peak Front Range 4159.484=4159 m

13,647 feet
0518.465=518 m

1,701 feet
00008.74=8.7 km

5.4 miles
35 Peak 10 Tenmile Range 4157.354=4157 m

13,640 feet
0536.143=536 m

1,759 feet
00001.40=1.4 km

0.9 miles
36 West Spanish Peakmarker Spanish Peaks 4154.673=4155 m

13,631 feet
1123.188=1123 m

3,685 feet
00032.88=32.9 km

20.4 miles
37 Hagues Peak Mummy Rangemarker 4137.000=4137 m

13,573 feet
0737.616=738 m

2,420 feet
00025.62=25.6 km

15.9 miles
38 Mount Powell Gore Range 4134.859=4135 m

13,566 feet
0914.400=914 m

3,000 feet
00034.57=34.6 km

21.5 miles
39 Tower Mountain San Juan Mountains 4132.446=4132 m

13,558 feet
0503.530=504 m

1,652 feet
00008.62=8.6 km

5.4 miles
40 Treasure Mountain Elk Mountains 4125.342=4125 m

13,535 feet
0859.841=860 m

2,821 feet
00011.13=11.1 km

6.9 miles
41 North Arapaho Peakmarker Indian Peaksmarker 4117.172=4117 m

13,508 feet
0507.492=507 m

1,665 feet
00024.78=24.8 km

15.4 miles
42 Parry Peakmarker Front Range 4083.340=4083 m

13,397 feet
0527.609=528 m

1,731 feet
00015.22=15.2 km

9.5 miles
43 Williams Mountains High Point Williams Mountains 4080.878=4081 m

13,389 feet
0512.674=513 m

1,682 feet
00006.51=6.5 km

4.0 miles
44 Sultan Mountain San Juan Mountains 4076.215=4076 m

13,373 feet
0569.366=569 m

1,868 feet
00007.39=7.4 km

4.6 miles
45 West Buffalo Peak Mosquito Range 4063.601=4064 m

13,332 feet
0605.333=605 m

1,986 feet
00016.38=16.4 km

10.2 miles
46 Mount Herard Sangre de Cristo Range 4061.576=4062 m

13,325 feet
0621.792=622 m

2,040 feet
00007.47=7.5 km

4.6 miles
47 Summit Peak San Juan Mountains 4056.048=4056 m

13,307 feet
0841.248=841 m

2,760 feet
00064.23=64.2 km

39.9 miles
48 Dolores Peak San Miguel Mountains 4052.592=4053 m

13,296 feet
0594.360=594 m

1,950 feet
00008.02=8.0 km

5.0 miles
49 Antora Peak Sawatch Range 4046.274=4046 m

13,275 feet
0734.263=734 m

2,409 feet
00010.86=10.9 km

6.7 miles
50 Henry Mountain Sawatch Range 4042.037=4042 m

13,261 feet
0510.235=510 m

1,674 feet
00018.55=18.6 km

11.5 miles
51 Lavender Peakmarker La Plata Mountains 4037.198=4037 m

13,245 feet
0871.728=872 m

2,860 feet
00039.91=39.9 km

24.8 miles
52 Jacque Peak Gore Range 4026.750=4027 m

13,211 feet
0629.412=629 m

2,065 feet
00007.28=7.3 km

4.5 miles
53 Bennett Peak San Juan Mountains 4026.057=4026 m

13,209 feet
0531.266=531 m

1,743 feet
00027.52=27.5 km

17.1 miles
54 Conejos Peak San Juan Mountains 4017.000=4017 m

13,179 feet
0582.778=583 m

1,912 feet
00013.12=13.1 km

8.2 miles
55 Wheeler Peakmarker Taos Mountains 4013.300=4013 m

13,167 feet
1039.063=1039 m

3,409 feet
00060.12=60.1 km

37.4 miles
56 Twilight Peak West Needle Mountains 4012.096=4012 m

13,163 feet
0712.622=713 m

2,338 feet
00007.86=7.9 km

4.9 miles
57 South River Peak San Juan Mountains 4009.390=4009 m

13,154 feet
0746.150=746 m

2,448 feet
00035.34=35.3 km

22.0 miles


Most prominent summits

The following sortable table lists the three ultra prominent mountain peaks (summits with at least of topographic prominence) of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

The Three Ultra Prominent Mountain Peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains
Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbertmarker Sawatch Range 4401.200=4401 m

14,440 feet
2771.546=2772 m

9,093 feet
01079.22=1079.2 km

670.6 miles
2 Pikes Peakmarker Pikes Peak Massifmarker 4302.310=4302 m

14,115 feet
1685.544=1686 m

5,530 feet
00097.82=97.8 km

60.8 miles
3 Blanca Peakmarker Sierra Blancamarker 4374.111=4374 m

14,351 feet
1623.365=1623 m

5,326 feet
00166.43=166.4 km

103.4 miles


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 and a topographic prominence of at least . Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

The 15 Most Topographically Isolated Major Mountain Peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains
Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation
1 Mount Elbertmarker Sawatch Range 4401.200=4401 m

14,440 feet
2771.546=2772 m

9,093 feet
01079.22=1079.2 km

670.6 miles
2 Blanca Peakmarker Sierra Blancamarker 4374.111=4374 m

14,351 feet
1623.365=1623 m

5,326 feet
00166.43=166.4 km

103.4 miles
3 Uncompahgre Peakmarker San Juan Mountains 4365.000=4365 m

14,321 feet
1303.630=1304 m

4,277 feet
00136.89=136.9 km

85.1 miles
4 Mount Pealemarker La Sal Mountainsmarker 3879.000=3879 m

12,726 feet
1883.969=1883 m

6,181 feet
00117.77=117.8 km

73.2 miles
5 Pikes Peakmarker Pikes Peak Massifmarker 4302.310=4302 m

14,115 feet
1685.544=1686 m

5,530 feet
00097.82=97.8 km

60.8 miles
6 Longs Peakmarker Front Range 4346.000=4346 m

14,259 feet
0896.112=896 m

2,940 feet
00070.19=70.2 km

43.6 miles
7 Flat Top Mountain Flat Tops 3767.700=3768 m

12,361 feet
1235.659=1236 m

4,054 feet
00068.91=68.9 km

42.8 miles
8 Truchas Peakmarker Santa Fe Mountains 3995.048=3995 m

13,107 feet
1219.505=1220 m

4,001 feet
00068.17=68.2 km

42.4 miles
9 Mount Zirkel Park Range 3714.096=3714 m

12,185 feet
1057.656=1058 m

3,470 feet
00066.77=66.8 km

41.5 miles
10 Medicine Bow Peakmarker Snowy Rangemarker 3662.400=3662 m

12,016 feet
0988.466=988 m

3,243 feet
00065.53=65.5 km

40.7 miles
11 Summit Peak San Juan Mountains 4056.048=4056 m

13,307 feet
0841.248=841 m

2,760 feet
00064.23=64.2 km

39.9 miles
12 Wheeler Peakmarker Taos Mountains 4013.300=4013 m

13,167 feet
1039.063=1039 m

3,409 feet
00060.12=60.1 km

37.4 miles
13 Culebra Peakmarker Culebra Range 4283.266=4283 m

14,053 feet
1471.270=1471 m

4,827 feet
00057.07=57.1 km

35.5 miles
14 Mount Wilsonmarker San Miguel Mountains 4344.080=4344 m

14,252 feet
1226.515=1227 m

4,024 feet
00053.21=53.2 km

33.1 miles
15 Fishers Peak Raton Mesa 2936.200=2936 m

9,633 feet
0562.966=563 m

1,847 feet
00052.16=52.2 km

32.4 miles


Mountain passes

The following sortable table lists the mountain passes of the Southern Rocky Mountains which are crossed by a paved highway.

Paved Mountain Passes of the Southern Rocky Mountains
Rank Mountain Pass State Elevation Route
1 Mount Evans Scenic BywayThe state highway up Mount Evansmarker ends about a quarter mile (400 m) from the summit. The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved highway in North America. 14,160 feet

4316 m
005
2 Trail Ridge RoadmarkerTrail Ridge Roadmarker (U.S. Highway Route 34) crosses the Continental Divide at Milner Passmarker but reaches its highest point several miles northeast of the pass. Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved through highway in North America. 12,183 feet

3713 m
034
3 Independence PassmarkerThis pass crosses the Continental Divide. 12,095 feet

3687 m
082
4 Loveland Passmarker 11,992 feet

3655 m
006
5 Hoosier Passmarker 11,541 feet

3518 m
009
6 Slumgullion Passmarker 11,361 feet

3463 m
149
7 Fremont Passmarker 11,318 feet

3450 m
091
8 Berthoud Passmarker 11,315 feet

3449 m
040
9 Monarch Passmarker 11,312 feet

3448 m
050
10 Eisenhower TunnelmarkerThe highest elevation in the Eisenhower Tunnelmarker is a short distance inside the West Portal. The tunnel passes under the Continental Divide a few miles west of Loveland Passmarker. The Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest elevation on the Interstate Highway System of the United Statesmarker. 11,158 feet

3401 m
070
11 Warrior Mountain SummitThe high point near Warrior Mountain is the highest point on Colorado State Highway 103. 11,140 feet

3395 m
103
12 Red Mountain Passmarker 11,018 feet

3358 m
550
13 Molas Dividemarker 10,910 feet

3325 m
550
14 Spring Creek Passmarker 10,901 feet

3323 m
149
15 Wolf Creek Passmarker 10,850 feet

3307 m
160
16 Snowy Range Pass 10,847 feet

3306 m
130
17 Grand Mesa Summit 10,839 feet

3304 m
065
18 Milner Passmarker 10,758 feet

3279 m
034
19 Vail Passmarker 10,666 feet

3251 m
070
20 Coal Bank Passmarker 10,640 feet

3243 m
550
21 Tennessee Passmarker 10,424 feet

3177 m
024
22 Cameron Passmarker 10,276 feet

3132 m
014
23 La Manga Passmarker 10,230 feet

3118 m
017
24 Lizard Head Passmarker 10,222 feet

3116 m
145
25 North Passmarker 10,149 feet

3093 m
114
26 Cumbres Passmarker 10,022 feet

3055 m
017
27 Kenosha Passmarker 10,001 feet

3048 m
285
28 Red Hill Passmarker 09,993 feet

3046 m
285
29 Cucharas Pass 09,941 feet

3030 m
012
30 Battle Pass 09,915 feet

3022 m
070
31 Bobcat Pass 09,833 feet

2997 m
038NM-38
32 Squaw PassColorado State Highway 103 passes by, but not through, Squaw Pass. 09,807 feet

2989 m
103
33 Willow Creek Passmarker 09,621 feet

2932 m
125
34 Gore Passmarker 09,527 feet

2904 m
134
35 Wilkerson Passmarker 09,507 feet

2898 m
024
36 Currant Creek Pass 09,482 feet

2890 m
009
37 Rabbit Ears Passmarker 09,426 feet

2873 m
040
38 North La Veta Pass 09,413 feet

2869 m
160
39 Trout Creek Passmarker 09,346 feet

2849 m
024.285
40 Battle Mountain Summit 09,267 feet

2825 m
024
41 Ute Passmarker 09,165 feet

2793 m
024
42 Wind River Pass 09,148 feet

2788 m
007
43 Black Mesa Summit 09,121 feet

2780 m
092
44 Palo Flechado Pass 09,109 feet

2776 m
064
45 Poncha Passmarker 09,010 feet

2746 m
285
46 Dallas Dividemarker 08,970 feet

2734 m
062
47 Muddy Passmarker 08,772 feet

2674 m
040
48 McClure Passmarker 08,755 feet

2669 m
133
49 Blue Mesa Summit 08,704 feet

2653 m
050
50 Wondervu Hill 08,660 feet

2640 m
072
51 Happy Jack SummitHappy Jack Summit is the highest point on Interstate Highway Route 80. 08,640 feet

2633 m
080
52 U.S. Hill 08,562 feet

2610 m
518NM-518
53 Douglas Passmarker 08,268 feet

2520 m
139
54 Cerro Summit 07,950 feet

2423 m
050
55 Raton PassmarkerRaton Passmarker was the highest point on the historic Santa Fe Trail, and now is the highest point on Interstate Highway Route 25. 07,834 feet

2388 m
025
56 Yellowjacket Pass 07,783 feet

2372 m
160
57 Glorieta Passmarker 07,557 feet

2303 m
025
58 South PassmarkerSouth Passmarker was the highest point on the historic Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail. 07,550 feet

2301 m
028
59 Monument Hill 07,440 feet

2268 m
025
60 Morton Pass 07,173 feet

2186 m
034.1
61 Unaweep Divide 07,048 feet

2148 m
141
62 Separation Summit 07,005 feet

2135 m
080
63 Robinson Summit 06,927 feet

2111 m
080


Gallery

Image:MtElbert TurquoiseLake.jpg|Mount Elbertmarker in the Sawatch Range of Coloradomarker is the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains of North AmericaImage:Crestone peak 2.jpg|Crestone Peakmarker is the highest peak of the Crestones in ColoradomarkerImage:Longs Peak.jpg|Longs Peakmarker in the Front Range is the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Parkmarker in ColoradomarkerImage:Maroon Bells Reflected.jpg|Maroon Peakmarker in the Elk Mountains in ColoradomarkerImage:Mtsneffels.jpg|Mount Sneffelsmarker is the highest peak of the Sneffels Range in ColoradomarkerImage:O-Beautiful-for-Spacious-Skies.jpg|Pikes Peakmarker in Coloradomarker was the inspiration for America the BeautifulImage:Mount of the Holy Cross.jpeg|This photograph of the legendary Mount of the Holy Crossmarker in the Sawatch Range of Coloradomarker was taken by William Henry Jackson in 1874Image:Wheeler Peak from Phillips.jpg|Wheeler Peak in the Taos Mountains is the highest point in the State of New Mexicomarker

See also

A satellite photograph of the Southern Rocky Mountains.


References

  1. Sawatch is . This name comes from a Ute language word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth". The Spanish language version of this name is usually spelled Saguache, while the English language version is usually spelled Sawatch.
  2. The elevation of this summit has been converted from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). National Geodetic Survey
  3. The elevation of this summit has been converted from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). U.S. National Geodetic Survey
  4. This highway is closed during the winter.


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